Several years ago my wife discovered that when she stopped wearing a bra her breast pain disappeared.
large-scale studies for determining the exact magnitude of any bra/disease
have not yet been undertaken, there is ample evidence of a
connection between bra wearing and breast
health/disease in many
This site attempts to collect some of that information together
where those interested can form their own opinions of the weight of evidence that is slowly building.
I am greatly indebted to all those who are working tirelessly to spread the word on bra disease and to
those women who have offered their case histories to help other women in their quest for the truth.
an attempt to understand what is the mechanism behind bra disease, I have applied some very basic science
to try to measure the forces actually involved when a bra constricts the chest. The work I have done
to date is reproduced below.
I would welcome any comments you may wish to make, or any questions
you would like to ask. Thank you.
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Experiment to measure the force exerted by a bra on the lymphatic system.|
The point loading force exerted on various parts of the shoulders and breasts by a
bra was measured using a mechanical force meter. The values obtained were compared with published figures
of lymphatic pressure. At 11 of the 12 points tested the pressure exerted by the bra was found to be
greater than the published values for pressure within the human lymphatic vessels. The consequences of
this are discussed in terms of impeded lymphatic flow.
Many women find
bra-wearing uncomfortable and in some instances physically painful. It is clear from the red marks and
grooves left on the skin that the bra straps exert considerable clamping pressure. Additionally, there
is increasing medical evidence that bra wearing may be causing impeded lymphatic flow and may subsequently
be linked to various breast diseases. This experiment aimed to measure the forces exerted by bra straps
and other parts of the bra and correlates these loadings with known positions of major lymphatic vessels
and lymph nodes. By comparing the forces acting on the skin with the published values for lymphatic pressures
some conclusions may be made regarding the effects of long-term bra wearing on lymphatic circulation.
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