By Banks Chiropractic on
10/16/2015 11:24 AM
beneficial for women to keep track of their hormone levels in order to maintain
proper breast health for life.
are several different ways to evaluate breast health. We can use blood, saliva
or urine testing; measuring estrogen levels. I mostly use blood hormone testing
because it has fewer variables, more published data, and is more likely to be
covered under insurance.
interacts with other hormones, so levels do change from day to day and minute
to minute. Free estradiol is the primary active estrogen, but there are active
metabolites that cannot be ignored. Levels fluctuate depending on time of the
month, during menopause transition and as a result of many other factors. 2-OH
and 16-OH the active metabolites of estrogen are available. When estrogen is
evaluated it must also include progesterone levels.
usually do not need more estrogen. In fact, they probably need help with