Bra- a piece of clothing which women wear daily for supporting their breasts. Sounds normal? Well, it is normal but if that mere piece of clothing isn’t sized properly according to the size and shape of the breasts, the normal soon becomes abnormal. It is a fact that 85% women are wearing wrong size bra and are unaware of it. Ill-fitted bras can cause severe bodily issues. Breasts are sensitive, they are not supported by any muscles and is dependent on exterior support. So, it is extremely important to wear a correct size bra for healthy breasts and body. Here are the effects that an ill-fitted bra has on your body:
1. BREAST PAIN
It is the most common effect. A tight bra can put tension on the breast which will cause it to pain and a loose bra will lack the support breasts need, the skin will stretch and result in pain.
2. BACK PAIN
A wrong size bra can also make the back pain. This usually happens with women having big breasts which weigh heavy. Big breasts need lots of support and if the bra size is not proper and the cup size is not accurate, the breasts due to gravity will get pulled downwards and this will put lots of pressure on the back and it will cause lots of pain.
3. SHOULDER AND NECK PAIN
A tight bra will cause pain in shoulders and neck. Tight straps will exert pressure on the shoulders and that pressure will extend to the neck and nape area. This pressure will cause extreme pain in those parts. Sometimes the bra is perfect but the straps are too tight or short, so take care of the straps as well while choosing your bra.
4. PREMATURE SAGGING OF BREASTS
Sagging happens with a loose bra. An ill-fitted, loose bra will cause stretching and expansion of skin. This expansion will slowly make your breasts saggy at a young age. This is not only bad for the body but will also have a negative effect on your appearance.
5. BAD POSTURE
A tight or a loose bra will distort the shape of your breasts and it will also put pressure on your back, shoulders and neck make them bend. The bending will affect the posture of your body. Bad body posture will badly influence the working of all muscles and systems of the body.
6. BREAST CANCER
An ill-fitted bra can also lead to breast cancer. A tight bra might block the blood flow to the breasts and this blockage can get serious and result in cancer.
7. ABRASION OF SKIN
A tight bra will cause friction with skin. This friction can result in skin blisters and rashes. And since the skin on our breasts is extremely sensitive, the rashes and blisters can be a serious issue and cause various other problems as well.
So ladies, always be very careful before selecting your bra. Measure the size of your bust, talk to experts, pay attention to your cup size and choose the best fitting bra and take care of yourself.