Breast Study

Breast Hormonal Mottling Thermograph Scan Examples

Breast Study

With a full body study from Insight Thermography…

Detect underlying issues caused by or related to:

  • Breast Cysts
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Estrogen Dominance
  • Generalized Inflammation
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Fibrocystic Breast

Breast Cysts

A breast scan can assess overall breast health, including taking a look at breast cysts.  Breast cysts are most common in women aged 30-50, but can occur at ages outside that range as well. For some women, breast cysts are hardly if at all noticeable, and for others breast cysts are a nuisance, and still for others they are unbearably painful. Breast cysts themselves are not necessarily dangerous, and oftentimes dietary changes and/or supplements can help resolve their recurrence.  A thermal breast scan (breast thermogram) can help detect underlying areas of inflammation and concern, and after the breast scan is interpreted by a thermologist, suggestions and a plan of care can be established with the healthcare provider of your choosing. 

Common symptoms of breast cysts include:

  • A smooth, easily movable round (or oval) lump in the breast, with defined/distinct edges. The cyst/lump may feel like a grape or small water-filled balloon, but cysts can also feel firm. 
  • Breast pain or tenderness in the area of the lump.
  • A breast lump that increases in tenderness and/or size just before menstruation.
  • A breast lump that decreases in tenderness and size or goes away completely after menstruation.
  • Discharge from the nipple. This can be clear, yellow, straw colored, or dark brown.

Lymphatic Congestion

Lymphatic congestion is often an underlying cause of another symptom, and can be a precursor to disease. A thermogram can help identify where there is congested lymph within the body. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, lymphatic congestion may be to blame, and a breast scan, health scan, or full body scan can help identify where the lymphatic congestion is and help you to formulate a plan for how to clear the congestion and help your symptoms dissipate. Some symptoms you may experience if your lymphatic system is congested include: 

  • Bloating / Swelling in your fingers (you may notice rings fitting more tightly)
  • Brain fog
  • Issues with your digestive system
  • Depression
  • Parasites
  • Dry or itchy skin/other skin problems such as acne
  • Sinus infections
  • Enlarged or painful lymph nodes
  • Feeling sore/stiff upon waking
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain (unexplainable)
  • Injuries/bruises (unexplainable)
  • Hands and/or feet feeling cold
  • Worsening allergies
  • New food sensitivities
  • An increase in respiratory illness (colds/flu)
  • Constipation
  • High systolic blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating
  • Inflammation of the prostate
  • Swollen breasts

Estrogen Dominance

Thermography is able to indicate estrogen dominance, which is an imbalance of estrogen levels associated with breast health issues as well as some other health concerns. Many of us are likely suffering some amount of estrogen dominance, because of the prevalence of estrogen in our environment. We are exposed to estrogen via pesticides, plastics, meat, soaps and other body products, as well as carpeting/furniture/paneling in our homes and offices. A breast health scan (thermogram) can help detect areas of estrogen dominance in the body and a follow up on the interpretation of that scan can help get you on the right track with some tips and practices to help you regulate the estrogen levels in your body, hopefully eventually aiding in the lessening or the resolution of your symptoms. Some symptoms of estrogen dominance can include:

  • Accelerated aging process
  • Allergy issues (sinus, hives, rashes, etc.)
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus, possibly Sjogren’s, and thyroid issues
  • Breast health issues (lumps, tenderness, swelling, etc.)
  • Growth of abnormal cervical cells
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression with anxiety or agitation/irritability, as well as mood swings
  • Dry eyes
  • Early onset of menstruation or irregular menstrual cycles or PMS
  • Excess fat around belly, hips, thighs
  • Foggy thinking or memory loss
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Blood sugar issues
  • Increased blood clotting
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Uterine fibroids 

Generalized Inflammation

Generalized inflammation often presents itself as pain or discomfort– typically in muscles or joints, and usually as a dull aching type of pain, or swelling/stiffness. Generalized inflammation can also contribute to a chronic feeling of fatigue. Someone with chronic/generalized inflammation may hold on to excess weight, suffer from depression and/or anxiety, have skin issues (itchy/rash/redness), have an autoimmune disease (possibly psoriasis, thyroid disorders, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), experience allergies/infections.  Fortunately, a thermal breast scan can detect generalized inflammation in the breast areas, a health scan can show areas of generalized inflammation through much of the upper body, and a full body scan is able to show areas of generalized inflammation throughout the entire body. Once inflammation is identified, there are different tools and techniques/practices to help reduce that inflammation and get you to feeling your best again!

Hormone Imbalance

Hormone imbalances can occur in men and women, and have varying symptoms. Certain observable patterns seen in the body via a breast scan, health scan, or full body scan can help identify hormone imbalance, and help to provide you with information on how to move forward to correct that imbalance and get you back to feeling more balanced! Some of these symptoms in men include:

  • Fatigue and/or insomnia
  • Weight gain and/or inability to maintain muscle mass
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Decreased libido/decreased sexual performance
  • Brain fog
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart health issues
  • In women, some symptoms of hormone imbalances include:
  • Irregularities in menstrual cycle or complete absence of periods 
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability/moodiness
  • Skin issues, including acne
  • Hair loss or unusual hair growth
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Heart palpitations
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Sweating (irregular or excessive)
  • Memory fog
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Hot flashes/night sweats
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Breast changes

Fibrocystic Breast

Fibrocystic breasts are relatively common, especially among women aged 20-50. Some women have fibrocystic breasts and never know it, but others experience symptoms like lumpy and/or rope-like textured breasts (this is usually due to small cysts within the breasts, swelling, tenderness, and/or generalized breast pain. Often these symptoms are worse just before a woman’s menstrual cycle and become improved near the end of the cycle.  If cysts can be felt, they may become a little larger just before a period begins and decrease or resolve as a period ends. Fibrocystic breast changes can be painful as well as concerning, and any breast changes should always be discussed with your doctor. In general, fibrocystic breasts are a benign condition treatable with pain management as well as lifestyle/dietary changes. A breast scan/thermogram can help identify and confirm areas of inflammation/imbalance/stagnant lymph, and once you know where the issue lies, there are several options for how to improve and manage fibrocystic breast issues.