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The Importance of Thermograms and Good Breast Health



Without a doubt, cancer is the single worst disease that a person can get. It affects numerous people in various forms. Sometimes, it is not only adults who suffer, but people of all ages, who can be affected. There needs to be greater awareness of issues like breast cancer because women have a way to reduce the risk. Early checks can be crucial for catching the disease early and improving all chances against it. 


The good news is that with the advancement of screening methods, women all over the world can rely on a variety of tools against breast cancer. There is no denying the fact that mammograms remain the gold standard in screenings, even though this method holds certain negatives. Sometimes, mammograms are deceptively positive, creating a situation where women need to follow up with surgery, to rule out all possibility of breast cancer. 


Enter breast thermography

Nowadays, breast thermography is becoming more and more popular, and for a good reason. This alternative to mammogram is a safe method for screening, which relies on getting an infra-red picture of the body. This allows experts to see what sort of changes the breast area experiences, so that they can catch any cancerous activity long before it becomes an issue. 


Now, it is important to point out that diagnosing breast cancer is not possible through thermograms. The test only showcases areas of increased inflammation, which doesn’t mean there is cancer. It only means that there is inflammation that the person needs to address, to prevent any chances of breast cancer. 


Breast thermography holds many benefits. For starters, it is not painful, unlike mammograms. As a non-invasive method, it is quick and usually takes no more than 30 minutes. There is zero contact with the body and can be done on women of all ages. Perhaps the most important thing is that there is no radiation involved in the method. 


A few important tips for enhancing breast health 

  • Enhancing the oestrogen metabolism – the higher the concentration of oestrogen circulating in a woman’s body, the higher the chance of breast cancer, especially after menopause. Oestrogenic metabolism means effectively transforming the naturally occurring oestrogens and xenoestrogens, as well as addressing the oestrogen-like compounds found in food. The risk of breast cancer goes up with more exposure to xenoestrogens, found in plastic bottles, beauty products, fabric softeners and meat and poultry that is hormone-laden. Women should strive to reduce their exposure to chemicals and plastics. Things like drinking from a glass bottle, and microwaving meals outside of plastic containers can seem minor, but they are a good way to reduce the harmful oestrogens entering their bodies. 

  • Eating more cruciferous vegetables – eating cruciferous vegetables 4-5 times each week is important. They contain antioxidants, which can bring about hormonal balance in the body. If these vegetables are a no-go, doctors might recommend supplements, which provide the necessary nutrients to the body. This will create a better balance in the gut, liver, as well as the lymphatic system of the breast. 

  • Sufficient Vitamin D3 is important for breast cancer prevention – according to various experts and researchers, higher Vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer in women. Your doctor should be able to recommend a good supplement, in case your vitamin D levels are insufficient. 

Brest thermography presents many opportunities for addressing the issue of breast cancer. There is zero doubt that this screening method can be highly beneficial to women of all ages, especially those with a higher risk of getting breast cancer. 

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