Simple test to determine excessive oestrogen
Hillstream Trust has been conducting research into simple methods of detecting excessive oestrogens in women.
The first trial has been completed with results showing that there is indeed a simple excessive oestrogen detection method.
Why research a simple method for detecting excessive oestrogens?
The following symptoms have been suggested to be caused by excessive oestrogens:
Headaches, hot flushes, mood swings, depression, migraine headaches, excessive bleeding at period time, infertility, miscarriage, feeling of 'can't cope', spotting between periods, fibroids; endometriosis, panic attacks, breast tenderness, weight that will not diet off and anxiety.
If the above symptoms are caused by excessive oestrogens then the symptoms may be reduced by taking certain substances. The life of many women could be made much less stressful.
The first stage of the research was to determine if, during a woman's normal cycle, there was a detectable increase in excessive oestrogens that could be related to a physiological change:
- Oestrogen can be found in the blood, urine and saliva.
- Blood collection requires specially trained personnel to collect the blood and also special equipment to analyse it.
- Urine analysis is not always convenient.
- Saliva is available any time.
- Saliva was chosen to be the medium in which excessive oestrogens may be detected.
Currently, testing for oestrogen requires special laboratory equipment.
Hillstream Trust used a magnifying instrument that magnified 40 times.
Hillstream Trust research found that saliva applied to a microscope slide and allowed to air-dry would produce a particular pattern if there was excessive oestrogens.
- The pattern looked like a fern.
- It was determined that the fern patterns developed during that time of the cycle when oestrogen levels would normally be high.
- When oestrogen levels were high the fern patterns appeared as assumed.
- The oestrogen levels fell again a day or two before ovulation.
The conclusion was that it is possible to detect high or excessive oestrogen levels using saliva in normal cycling women.
A further short research program was conducted to ascertain if women with medically diagnosed high oestrogen levels had the fern patterns in their saliva.
The results were found to be positive.