As a woman, your body undergoes many changes over the years. And as soon as you reach puberty, your hormone levels begin to fluctuate uncontrollably and some changes, especially in the breast, occur so dramatically that you barely have time to prepare. So does how your breast change with age?
When you are young, your breast is firmer. But over time, you may find yourself having to pay more attention to it because of the changes it undergoes. followings are some of the changes that your breast experiences through age.
The density of the tissues decreases
Does breast tissue change with age? It is normal for hormonal changes to make your breast tissue less glandular and fatter as you age. They will sometimes look less voluminous from perimenopause onwards. It should be kept in mind that this has little to do with breast firmness and that lower density also means a lower risk of breast cancer.
Breast can develop balls
In 80% of cases, a ball in the breast is a beggin. Indeed, it is often a safe cyst. These masses may actually be noticed during puberty or menopause, as it is during these two periods that it is more common to develop cysts. They are harmless masses filled with liquids. However, to ensure that it is not cancer, do not wait until you are offered routine screening, consult your doctor promptly.
They change size
During pregnancy, your breasts prepare to fulfill their main function: breastfeeding. They therefore grow in size and become more voluminous.
You should also know that the size of your breasts will change according to your kilos. And that age will also lead to a loss of elasticity. It is such a natural phenomenon that it occurs gradually and most women do not feel it quite separately. However, it is advisable to monitor these changes regularly.
What causes a woman’s breast to sag? The drop in estrogen levels at menopause makes breast tissue less elastic. As a result, breasts can sometimes lose their rounded shape and begin to sag. Nipples that point down, a more elongated breast shape, a flatter appearance…
The main reasons for this decrease are usually genetics, weight fluctuations and some hormonal changes that occur in your body with age.
They are softer
Is it normal for the breast to be soft? Yes, As you begin to age, your breast glands begin to shrink and soften and the tissues become softer. Their graceful appearance will slowly fade over time. This is not something to worry about because it happens naturally.
Breast change shape
Breasts are, in themselves, a complex organ that undergoes changes as they age, menstruate and become pregnant. Although their shape is programmed into your DNA, several factors will cause them to evolve. The changes, however, have a lot to do with your lifestyle and fitness regime.
Some women will notice that the space between their breasts (inter-mammary fold) widens. Others will find that their breasts grow bigger as they gain weight… So remember to measure your chest and waist regularly, so you will be able to choose the bras that best fit the shape of your breasts.
A healthy lifestyle and good nutrition ensure that your breasts remain elastic for a long time and delay changes in shape and size.
To take care of it, practice a regular sports activity, maintain your ideal weight (healthy weight) to avoid the yo-yo effect of diets.
If, however, you notice worrying abnormalities such as skin retraction, nipple staining, hard masses in the armpit, or a ball in the breast, it is urgent to seek medical advice.
It is also important to regularly perform self-palpation of your breasts in addition to a visit to your gynaecologist.