Thermography and Identifying Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is known as the female hormone. It helps kickstart sexual development and, along with progesterone, affects a woman’s reproductive system. According to Healthline, when your body has the proper hormone balance, your body functions the way it is meant to. However, if you have a hormone imbalance, it can cause a lot of wacky things to happen. One example of this is estrogen dominance.

What Is Estrogen Dominance?

While estrogen is a normal part of all bodies, when your body has more estrogen than progesterone, it is referred to as estrogen dominance. Some symptoms of estrogen dominance in women are:

  • bloating
  • swelling and tenderness in your breasts
  • fibrocystic lumps in your breasts
  • decreased sex drive
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • mood swings
  • headaches
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • weight gain
  • hair loss
  • cold hands or feet
  • insomnia
  • sleepiness or fatigue
  • issues with memory

In men, estrogen dominance can manifest as infertility, Gynecomastia, and erectile dysfunction.

Risk of Breast Cancer

Having estrogen dominance makes you more at risk of breast cancer. Essentially, breast cells can attach themselves to estrogen. The estrogen then fuels the growth of these cells. If they become cancerous, it can spread quickly. This is why it is essential to be checked for estrogen dominance. It can give you an early idea that breast cancer could be possible.

Thermography and Identifying Estrogen Dominance

Thermography is helpful in identifying estrogen dominance. It is able to detect physiological changes linked to cancer while it is still at a cellular level. It detects it even before a mammogram can. Another benefit of thermography is the ability to detect lymphatic congestion, which is also a precursor to disease.

At Thermography Clinic Ireland, we want to help you with your thermography needs. Contact us today for more information.

What is Thermography?

Thermography is a non-invasive, safe, technology that uses an infrared camera to capture pictures of the heat from the skin’s surface temperature without the use of radiation. The pictures help detect signs of injury or disease.  It may also signal that injury or disease is at risk for developing in the future.

Benefits to Patients

Prevention and early detection! Thermography is an excellent risk assessment tool that is non-invasive. Thermography can detect areas concern of developing pathology.

Thermography is becoming a popular and appealing tool because of its safety and comfort.  Thermography can also be used in younger women and those women with dense breast, which the mammogram has been shown to be less accurate.

Who should do Thermography?

Thermography is recommended to males and females of all ages. Having a follow up thermogram yearly after getting a baseline is strongly recommended as well as monthly self-breast exams. Picking up tissue changes when they begin allows you additional treatment time before the changes become problematic. Breast thermography is indicated regardless of age or breast size, who desire a painless and radiation-free risk assessment tool.

Thermogram vs. Mammogram

Breast thermography is a functional test, meaning it notes changes in breast tissue which may indicate abnormalities in cellular activity years before disease is present.  In contrast, the mammogram is a structural test that must have a formed mass enough to be visualized.   Like mammography and ultrasound, infrared imaging does not diagnose cancer, but merely indicates the presence of an abnormality. Only a tissue biopsy can actually diagnose cancer. The key benefit to thermography is that it can detect an abnormality far earlier, and may determine your risk for developing disease.  If you have an abnormal thermogram, interventions can be taken immediately to prevent further growth and even normalize tissues.

The thermogram does not replace of the mammogram. If abnormalities are detected on the thermogram, further testing will be strongly recommended such as an ultra sound, then if necessary a mammogram.

Benefits of Thermography

The Human Body is Symmetrical, and our thermal patterns are consistent every time.

What is Thermography used for ?

  • Breast cancer risk assessment.
  • Detecting effects of estrogen on the breasts.
  • Helping determine the cause of pain in the body.
  • Assessing risk for sports injury.
  • Visualizing circulation to the head or extremities.
  • Visualizing spinal nerve function to the extremities.
  • Detecting occult dental infection.
  • Detecting subclinical thyroid conditions.
  • Skin cancer risk assessment

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