Case Studies: Dense breasts, 44
With my bff Maureen, who came for Body Inc.'s Breast Health Program. She had a scare when she needed to repeat her mammogram cos it was more difficult to tell her results due to dense breasts. Her mum died of cancer so there is a family history. There are 4 types of breasts. Her breasts are the most dense type, which may mean higher risk of cancer. Luckily she was cleared after the mammogram. However she thought it was better to come and do some breasts health maintenance with treatments that unclog lymph nodes and improve circulation.
When circulation is not excellent, breasts may sag more easily.
Better circulation also allows nutrients to be brought there to nourish breasts and for better shape as more lifted breasts make size look bigger. If you feel lumps or pain when you massage the sides of breasts, you probably wanna look into your emotions or dietary habits. Women experiencing prolonged negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, nervousness, and apprehensiveness may suppress ovulation in ovaries thus leading to decrease of progesterone and increase of oestrogen which may lead to hormonal imbalance and lumps in the breasts. Prevention is better than cure.
The 4 levels of density are...
A: Almost entirely fatty indicates that the breasts are almost entirely composed of fat. About 1 in 10 women has this result.
B: Scattered areas of fibroglandular density indicates there are some scattered areas of density, but the majority of the breast tissue is nondense. About 4 in 10 women have this result.
C: Heterogeneously dense indicates that there are some areas of nondense tissue, but that the majority of the breast tissue is dense. About 4 in 10 women have this result.
D: Extremely dense indicates that nearly all of the breast tissue is dense. About 1 in 10 women has this result.
Jacelyn Tay 31/10/19
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