Health problems from your bra? It’s true 

You walk into a lingerie store and see them in all shapes, colours, and sizes. We all like to choose a beautiful style. But a bra, especially an ill-fitting one, can cause problems that lead to various complaints. We’ll tell you what to watch out for. 

Back pain 

If your bra fits tightly, it’s fine – nothing could be further from the truth! A bra that is too tight can also cause problems. If it’s too tight, it can exert excessive pressure on your ribs and not only will it be uncomfortable for your ribs and breasts, but it can also lead to lower back pain. If your bra is too loose, your breasts may sag, putting a lot of pressure on your lower back and hips. 

Head, neck, and shoulder pain 

Many women believe that the cups provide support. However, it’s actually the band and shoulder straps that provide support. The shoulder straps put pressure on a muscle called the trapezius muscle, which connects your shoulders to your neck. If the straps are too tight, they cause pressure, resulting in pain that radiates from the shoulders to the neck. They also reduce blood circulation, leading to tension headaches. 

Lymphatic system 

The lymphatic system is part of your immune system and helps remove toxins from the body. The flow of lymphatic fluid through the lymph vessels is necessary to eliminate waste products. A bra that is too tight compresses the lymph vessels, causing the accumulation of waste products. In severe cases, this can lead to cysts and sometimes even breast cancer. 


Your diaphragm is one of the most important muscles in the body. The movement of the diaphragm massages the digestive organs and promotes healthy bowel movements. As you can guess, a bra that is too tight can lead to digestive problems. 

Skin irritation 

When your bra is too tight, the fabric constantly rubs against your skin. This can cause unpleasant chafing and sometimes even blisters. In warm weather, sweat and heat can also lead to inflammation or fungal infections. 

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