As we join hands this month to kick breast cancer out, it is important to observe some healthy tips in order to prevent the disease.
These tips require that some lifestyles choices be changed to successfully avoid the cancer.
Self-examine breast regularly
There are some breast self examination steps you can can follow to detect foreign lumps in your breast. This could be done by either lying down with one arm under your head, standing with one arm raised and gently massaging breast, looking at breasts critically in the mirror to observe any changes with your breast and squeezing the nipple of each breast gently for any discharges or fluid.
Once these directions are followed to the latter and you detect anything unusual, it is advisable to immediately see a doctor because early detection saves life.
Smoking lowers the quality of life and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and at least 15 cancers – including breast cancer. It also causes smelly breath, bad teeth, and wrinkles.
Breastfeeding for a year or more helps lower the risk of breast cancer.
Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet to lower the risk of breast cancer. It is also advisable to reduce alcohol intake to a drink a day or less to promote your health.
Keep weight in check
Ignore other comments and critics about your physical appearance and maintain a healthy weight after having a talk with a medical officer.
Being overweight can increase the risk of many different cancers, including breast cancer, especially after menopause.
Be physically active
Daily exercise helps you to stay fit and promotes your general health. A 30-minute walk can lower the risk of breast cancer. Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to help keep weight in check.