A medical doctor, Funmilayo Adegbite, on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State advised women against regular wearing of fitted bras.
Adegbite, a Consultant Dermatologist, told the News Agency of Nigeria that regular wearing of such bras could cause neck and back pains.
“This can lead to shoulder, neck and back pains because the muscle is being constantly strained,” Adegbite said.
Adegbite, the Founder of the Skin Ventures, Ikeja, said that constantly pushing breasts inwards could cause circulation restriction, which might damage the breast tissues.
She added: “When women perform activities that require raising their arms above the shoulder level, the weight of the woman’s breasts is transferred from the band around her upper body to the bra straps.
“The straps can put downward pressure on the scapula, thereby turning the shoulders into a pulley and doubling the total downward pull on both shoulders.”
She advised that women should wear bras that would not leave marks on their shoulders or under their breasts.
“Give your breasts as much freedom as possible at home and while sleeping,” she advised.