There are many barriers to regular exercise, and it’s our goal to break them all down. Breast comfort and health when exercising is a topic everyone thinks about, but few actually discuss with their gynecologist, so here are a few guidelines for breast health advice so that your breast issues do not interfere with your workouts.
- If you get pain in your breast that persists over a few days you need to be evaluated by your physician.
- Breast pain and pain in the chest wall or pectoral muscles should be differentiated, they are different.
- All women participating in exercise should be current on their breast exams and mammograms.
- New breast nipple discharge can be induced by exercise, but don’t assume that is the cause and get it checked out relatively soon after you notice the condition.
- Breast support is important, and sports bras do stretch out and don’t necessarily provide support ‘indefinitely’.
- Rashes should not occur in the bra line, if they do you should get them treated and think about the design of your bra.
- Breasts are categorized as small medium, large or hypertrophic.
- Hypertrophic breasts can interfere with regular exercise, but the issues of what bother you can be worked out with your trainers.