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Get to Know Our Boobs (1): Breasts Structure


OK, I confess that before I write this article, I did not know these medical terms myself. But I think this is a great start that we can learn something about our bodies together. Only with the right knowledge can we stay healthy and look radiant. 

Here is a breast anatomy picture, as you can see, the principle unit in our breasts is mammary gland, whose main duty is to produce breast milk to feed infant during breast-feeding stage. The ductile drains the milk from the gland and transports it to a bigger tube called duct. Eventually, all the ducts converge and open on to the surface of nipple, which is surrounded by darker skin called Areola. Additionally, the breast is also composed of fat, connective tissue (collagen, elastin) and supporting ligament. Specifically, the skin and supporting tissues help to attach our breasts to the muscles of the chest wall underneath our breasts.

Overall, you can see that our breasts are an external organ and do not contain bone or muscle. As such, comparing to other organs, our breasts are more subject to gravity.

With a thorough understanding of our breasts, we can better diagnosis ourselves such as routine self-exam and protect our breasts from external forces. No matter how busy we get, never skip a couple minutes each day to observe our breasts and body. And I think it pays back in the long run.


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Comments 1
  • Joenette

    This is a very good article, has given me a lot of things about my body

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