Understanding Estrogen Stimulation & Hormonal Grades
The Thermogram Center provides Hormonal Grades, which increase with estrogen stimulation in the breasts.
Grade 1 is commonly seen in postmenopausal women, while Grade 2 is commonly seen between puberty and menopause. Grade 3 is commonly seen with HRT, birth control pill use, hormone imbalance, and large breast size. Grade 4 is commonly seen in lactation, pregnancy, and exogenous estrogen usage.
Since there are potentially multiple factors that can contribute to increased blood flow to the breasts and/or increased systemic lymphatic inflammation, it is important that clients consult with an informed and qualified health provider to correlate thermal findings with the client’s particular situation before deciding on any course of action.
Example: Conspicuous Vascular Patterns in the Breasts and Estrogen Stimulation
Note the extensive vasodilation in the left image. The right image followed 3 months of nutritionally-based estrogen metabolism support.* Note the significant reduction in vasodilation, suggesting a decrease in estrogen stimulation. Her Hormonal Grade decreased from 3 to 1.
Example: Effect of Birth Control Pills
This 38 year old client had no breast complaints, but had previously used birth control pills for 15 years. While she had not used birth control pills for about a year, her Hormonal Grade is 4, consistent with stimulation by estrogen as seen during lactation.
Without her imaging, the client would not have been aware of her potential estrogen stimulation and breast cancer risk. She is now considering treatment to reduce her breast estrogen stimulation.*
Imaging Demonstrates Effectiveness of Treatment
This 40 year old female experienced swollen and painful breasts with several large fibrocysts. After 2 months of treatment involving natural support for hormonal balance and optimal estrogen metabolism,* her fibrocysts and symptoms drastically diminished. Note the improved symmetry in colors and thermal patterns from the left to right image.
NOTE: The Thermogram Center is not a treatment or diagnosing center. While clients may be imaged at The Thermogram Center with the images analyzed/interpreted by its interpretive service provider, any treatment and/or diagnoses obtained by the client are through his/her health provider(s).