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With big boobs come bigger problems: 5 health issues caused by large breasts

Updated on:27 June 2020, 15:26pm IST
While you might be yearning to fit into bigger bras, the truth is that large breasts come with their own disadvantages.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Handling boobs ain’t easy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Have you ever wished to have fuller boobs? Come on, don’t lie! According to a global survey published in the journal Body Image, majority of the women are unhappy with the size of their breasts. 

But if your dissatisfaction is coming from the fact that your breasts are smaller than what you’d like them to be, then let us tell you: big boobs might add an oomph factor to your appearance, but they also come with some disadvantages.

In fact here are five health problems that women with big breasts tend to face:

1. Bigger breasts can make your back hurt real bad
Big boobs might give a nudge to your appearance but they also mess with your posture and spine motion, especially when you are standing. This has been verified by a study published in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

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Big boobs and backache are correlated. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. It can make your arms go numb
Well, this might not be the case with all women, but many complain of numbness around the armpits. According to a study published in The Journal of Supportive Oncology, women with big breasts tend to feel numbness in the nipples as well. The study also suggests that due to heavier breasts, tingling in upper arms is very common.

3. Exercising is a pain too
Sports bras are of no help when you have big breasts. When you do high-intensity exercises like jumping jacks, burpees, or high knees, it leaves the door open for wear and tear of the breast tissue.

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Your boobs can hurt real bad after an exercise session if you don’t wear a proper bra. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

According to research from the Journal of Physical Activity & Health, this happens due to high impact movements and improper breast support.

4. They can cause problems during breastfeeding as well
According to a study published in the journal the BMJ, the size of the nipples at times becomes a hindrance for the child. A newborn might find it difficult to big nipples and that, at times, acts as a barrier in breastfeeding. This might also lead to extreme pain in a woman’s breasts.

5. Higher chances of skin infections
When you have large breasts, your skin tends to fold onto itself and cause rashes in the underboob area. And when you live in a hot and humid country like India, where underboob sweat is a real problem, your likelihood of fungal infections there increase by manifold.

So the next time you wish you had bigger breasts, remember this: with big boobs, come bigger health problems. 

1 Comment

  1. This is really a useful one, big breasts do give problems, one who has big size breast needs to wear proper bras for support. Also in summer days you get sweat and odour deposit under them so you need to clean thoroughly. You can’t workout for very long time if you don’t wear a perfect bra for support.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.