Bra Underwire – What to Watch Out For
People who wear bras expect a certain kind of support from their bra. They expect their breasts to be lifted and looking great. One of the major ways that bra manufacturers get this kind of ideal result for their customers is to employ the use of underwire in their bras. The underwire works to keep your breasts from moving around too much, reducing pain from rapid movement but possibly causing discomfort in other ways. However, this kind of feature can be uncomfortable and can potentially cause some health effects which are a bit concerning. In this article, we will explore some of the ways you can be cautious when it comes to wearing a bra with underwire and some reasons why you might consider not wearing that kind of bra any longer.
The first underwire bra precaution is one for the medical community. It is critical to remain mindful of what your patient might be wearing under the clothing that you cannot see. For example, if your patient is wearing a bra with underwire, it would very important for you to remove the bra before using a defibrillator. Use of an automated external defibrillator on a patient who is wearing a bra with underwire (metal) can cause severe burns. Removal of the bra by the first responder is critical before application of the AED.
I would also advise underwire bra precaution when it comes to the frequency with which you wear this type of bra. While it does provide great results as far as lifting the breasts and keeping them in a fixed position, it can also cause bruising under your breasts if it does not fit correctly or is older and bent out of shape. Each time you wash and dry your bra, the underwire can move, slip, and cause you pain.
The last underwire bra precaution I will give you is to really pay attention to the fit of your underwire bra. If it does not fit you correctly, it can cause your neck to overcompensate and leave you with neck problems and possibly issues with your spine. If it does not fit properly, the neck and spine problems can give you headaches, leading to other potential health problems and effects.
If you are a regular underwire bra user, I would encourage you to try other bras every once in a while. There are many great sports bras out there that are comfortable to wear but also provide support and keep your breasts fixed in one position. There are also regular use bras that do not have underwire in it. I would recommend mixing bras without underwire into your regular clothing routine. This will still allow you to get the benefits of underwire bras without the potential health effects and discomfort that can come with wearing only underwire bras. You may find that there are even some really great bras that do not have any wire at all!
Next time you are out shopping, consider the precautions we discussed in this article and take that into account for your bras.