The health of your breasts is an important part of your overall health and well-being. As you enter your 30s, your breasts begin to undergo many changes along with the rest of your body .
It’s fairly common for women of this age group to experience breast pain, cysts, and lumps, but these are often non cancerous. However, women with a family history of breast cancer and others experiencing lasting changes in their breasts should still see a doctor.
With age, your breasts become less glandular and fattier, making them less firm. Fibrous bands in the breast called Cooper’s ligaments are also stretched over the years and can lead to sagging, hence the term `Cooper’s Droopers’.
Post-menopause, your breasts not only become fattier but also shrink because your body no longer needs the milk-producing glands for breastfeeding.
Breasts evolved to be in conversation with our bodies and the world around us. Through their estrogen and progesterone receptors, they pick up cues about when to grow in puberty and when to make the dairy machinery in pregnancy. Unfortunately, these receptors appear to also interact with industrial chemicals that mimic hormones, and there are many.