A Gynaecologist at the Specialists’ Hospital, Bauchi, Dr. Habiba Ismail, has cautioned women on their choice of brassieres.
Ismail said the caution had become imperative in order for the women to allow free flow of blood to the breast region.
Ismail gave the advice on Tuesday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi.
She said the use of brassieres that had iron “push up” now fashionable and trending, could impede blood circulation.
She said: “Brassieres with iron are trending but could cause harm to women.
“Women should use brassieres without iron to allow free flow of blood in the breast region.
“The iron in the brassieres could lead to breast problems due to the inability of blood to get to the region.”
Ismail said non-flow of blood could cause ailments related to breast region, including cancer.
She reminded women that cancer of the breast had become a public health issue, hence the need to take preventive measures could not be over emphasised.