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5 Common health issues caused by large breasts

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and if you have overly large breasts then you’ll know how heavy and uncomfortable they can be. But did you know that heavy breast problems can actually impact your health too?


Here are 5 of the most common medical problems caused by naturally large breasts:

1. Back, shoulder or neck pain

Large breasts can cause neck pain, upper and lower back pain, headaches, postural issues, and even physical abnormalities caused by overloaded bra straps. The weight of breasts damages the spine structure and leads to nerve compression. Subsequently, various types of pain appear.

2. Rashes or infections

Large breasts trap moisture underneath them, especially from body’s perspiration process. This trapped moisture can lead to skin rashes. Not only can skin rashes be uncomfortable, but they can also lead to infections for some women.

3. Difficulty or inability to exercise

The weight from overly large breasts can make physical exertion challenging and this can affect the person’s ability to exercise, perform daily chores, and can even affect social interaction with others. Since exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this can result in many health problems.

4. Numbness

Some women experience breast numbness because of the extra weight in their large breasts. Other women experience numbness in other parts of their bodies, such as in their fingers, hands, and arms, because the sheer weight of their breasts compresses nerve pathways.

5. Shortness of breath

Large breasts can leave a lot of excess weight on a woman’s chest. While this is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause unwanted shortness of breath. If you have unexplained shortness of breath that your primary healthcare physician can’t find the cause of, and also have large breasts, your issue may be alleviated with a breast reduction.

Dr. David Lo with Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, TN, is experienced in breast reduction surgery. If you have large natural breasts and you’re experiencing any one of these symptoms, request a consultation with Dr. Lo. To SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT call (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/