Mastopathy is a very widespread disease. It can occur in any woman, but most commonly this disease is found in women aged 30 – 45 years old. According to the statistics, 8 out 10 women around the world have Mastopathy. And, of course, like, as it always has been in such cases, multiple myths and sustained rumors have been generated about this disease.
Today we are going to unveil the myths about Mastopathy.
- Myth one. Mastopathy can be inherited.
Mastopathy can not be inherited, but there are some conditions, promoting the development of Mastopathy, which can be inherited. Besides, it is necessary to note that the most common “inherited” factor is the lifestyle that increases the risk of developing Mastopathy even in young girls.
- Myth two. Sunbathing in cases of Mastopathy is harmful.
Many specialists believe that sunbathing in cases of Mastopathy is to be avoided. However, light is not capable of providing any effects on the breast tissues for it is simply not able to penetrate through the skin. But it is important to remember the risk of developing skin cancer, for the breast area is not adapted to sun exposure. This is why in cases of Mastopathy topless sunbathing and visiting the tanning salons are as harmful as when there is no mastopathy.
- Myth three. Visiting sauna, baths and spa may be harmful in cases of Mastopathy.
Such procedures are of no harm for the breast tissues. You can take baths, swim in a pool, visit sauna and take steam baths even if you have Mastopathy.
- Myth four. No massage or physiotherapy is allowed for cases of Mastopathy.
Regardless of the presence or the absence of Mastopathy, physiotherapy provides no negative effects to the breast tissues, if thus procedures are not applied directly to the breast area. In each separate case individual consultation of oncologist – mammologist is required along with the physiotherapy doctor. Breast massage or back massage in cases of Mastopathy are also not contraindicated.
- Myth five. Breast augmentation surgery can cause the development of Mastopathy.
Before the operation one has to undergo obligatory mammologist examination. If the consulting specialist finds no contraindications, the surgery is absolutely safe to conduct. Modern implants are harmless and promote no effects with regard to neoplasm formation.