As this month is breast cancer awareness month, I want to go into things that impact breast tissue and breast health. In my family, we carry a mutated gene of BRCA. This is a huge part of my journey with health. During the first of my schooling and career, I had a mother going through Breast cancer and then my sister went through Breast cancer. I do this in her honor as she also lost her battle with Brain Cancer a year ago this month.
I want to highlight supporting breast tissue health which consists of lymphatic vessels. Hormone balance, and overall tissue in the breast area. I will cover
Idoines role in cells and hormones and health. Lymphatic vessels that run through the body are abundant in the breast. These vessels help dump waste out of the blood.
What parts makeup breast anatomy?
There are many different parts to female breast anatomy, including:
Lobes: Each breast has between 15 to 20 lobes or sections. These lobes surround the nipple like spokes on a wheel.
Glandular tissue (lobules): These small sections of tissue found inside lobes have tiny bulblike glands at the end that produce milk.
Milk (mammary) ducts: These small tubes, or ducts, carry milk from glandular tissue (lobules) to nipples.
Nipples: The nipple is in the center of the areola. Each nipple has about nine milk ducts, as well as nerves.
Areolae: The areola is the circular dark-colored area of skin surrounding the nipple. Areolae have glands called Montgomery’s glands that secrete a lubricating oil. This oil protects the nipple and skin from chafing during breastfeeding.
Blood vessels: Blood vessels circulate blood throughout the breasts, chest, and body.
Lymph vessels: Part of the lymphatic system, these vessels transport lymph, a fluid that helps your body’s immune system fight infection. Lymph vessels connect to lymph nodes, or glands, found under the armpits, in the chest, and in other places.
Nerves: Nipples have hundreds of nerve endings, which makes them extremely sensitive to touch and arousal. Breast Anatomy: Breast Cancer, Breastfeeding, Conditions (clevelandclinic.org)
Taking care of breast tissue is about nourishing all parts of the breast tissue. Plus looking at eating and digesting fats which includes liver support. To support breast tissue we need to support detox and clearing. Thymus, Liver, and parotid. Skin is important to support when it comes to breasts as well.
This is a subject near and dear to my heart as I carry the BRAC mutated gene. This has been a large impact on my entire family. I have put a lot of research into supporting the body nutritionally when dealing with these matters. I hope to share things that I have learned and what I continue to learn.