Video: ❶ Know Everything About The Enemy: Symptoms Of Mastopathy
To say that women are sensitive to their breasts is to say absolutely nothing. The chest is a subject of pride, admiration, self-confidence. However, many women over the age of 30 have breast problems that they often don't even know about. Location: Location:
Doctors do not just sound the alarm, they do not stop screaming about the need for individual monitoring of the state of the mammary glands. This means that every woman is obliged to know the symptoms of mastopathy, a benign disease of the mammary glands, in which connective and glandular tissues grow and various seals and cysts form.
There can be several reasons for the occurrence of mastopathy: hormonal disruptions, imbalance of sex hormones, thyroid disease, ovarian disease and liver disease, which is responsible for the utilization of sex hormones. Mastopathy does not necessarily lead to cancer, but some forms of the disease can be a background for breast cancer.
The main, most common symptom of mastopathy is pain in the chest, in the mammary gland. Dull aching pain, worse in the premenstrual period. Mastopathy is characterized by the appearance of formations in the mammary gland: it can be nodes, clearly palpable, and simply seals, without clear boundaries. Lymph nodes in the armpit area may enlarge. In some cases, the breast itself increases, and engorgement of the mammary gland may be accompanied by soreness, edema, migraines, and abdominal pain. Discharge from the nipples also speaks of mastopathy. If the discharge is bloody, see a doctor immediately.
How not to miss the first signs of mastopathy? Mammologists recommend that all women over 25 years of age have regular breast self-examinations. Every month, on the seventh to tenth day of the menstrual cycle (the seventh to tenth day from the onset of menstruation), it is necessary to probe the mammary glands. For women who have entered menopause, it is advisable to conduct the study on the same day of the month.
First, carefully inspect the laundry for traces of discharge. Then stand in front of a mirror with your arms down and bare chest. See if there are any external changes. Place your arms behind your back, lift them up - are there any changes in the shape of the chest, whether it rises evenly.
Now put your right hand behind your head, and with your left, feel the right breast - if there are any lumps, swellings, nodules, or irregularities under the skin. It is most convenient to examine the chest with fingers folded into a pinch: feel the area from the armpits to the lower edge of the chest. Change arms and explore the left chest. Then lie on your back on a flat surface and extend one arm along your body. With the other hand, feel your chest in a spiral motion.
If there is some kind of seal or an incomprehensible area under your fingers, do not panic and do not diagnose yourself on your own, be sure to contact a mammologist. Remember, early diagnosis makes the disease easier and increases the chances of a full recovery.