Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
October 12, 2011 by staff
Medical Council promotes the benefits of exercise in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of breast cancer.
Physical activity strengthens the autoimmune system, which improves their ability to resist invasion and proliferation of cancer cells in the breast.
Regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer and prevent its return if you are a patient recovering. Numerous studies have been conducted in women from different backgrounds and have found that those who were very active at the time of diagnosis of cancer have a much higher survival rate and a lower risk of recurrence compared with their sedentary counterparts.
The development of breast cancer is positively related to the impact of estrogen in the breast. Therefore a reduction in the amount of estrogen that can affect breast function will help minimize the development of breast cancer. Physical activity stimulates our circulation and blood re-routes, including estrogen, in different parts of the body.
Thus, much of estrogens that have influenced the breast is used in other parts of the body to stimulate skeletal muscle protein formation. Estrogen also helps to reduce the use of glucose in the muscles for energy and the rate of accumulation of fat.
Women who are overweight is to produce and store more estrogen than those with a body mass index lower, and obese women have a greater volume of breast tissue making it more difficult to detect breast tumors in the obese women compared with lean women. This can result in cancer detection in a more advanced stage of development, when treatment becomes more difficult, all of which could be easily corrected with exercise.
Exercise promotes circulation throughout the body, improving the elimination of toxic wastes that are carcinogenic. It can improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety. Exercise increases muscle mass and strength that are often lost during bouts of cancer, therefore, the need to exercise the large muscle groups to reverse the atrophy associated with cancer development.
Exercise during cancer treatment helps to maintain range of motion helps to reduce both pain and numbness of experience in the chest, upper arm and armpit. Exercise helps prevent buildup and poor drainage of lymph and other fluids that would lead to a painful swelling in the arms and chest as well as frozen shoulder.
If you have not been exercising, a regime of 30 to 40 minutes three times a week is a good start. Increasing the frequency as possible and incorporate some strength training activities, especially for the arms and upper body on alternating days.
An hour of walking a mile two to three hours by the rate to reduce your risk a bit, but three to five hours per week of brisk walking will give you even greater protection. The American Cancer Society recommends that you exercise for 30 to 45 minutes at least five days a week.
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