Natural progesterone cream supplementation is a hormone replacement therapy needed by premenopausal women in their late 20's and 30's and menopausal and postmenopausal women in their 40's and 50's.
Progesterone is a hormone manufactured in the body from the steroid hormone pregnenolone. Progesterone is a precursor to most of the other steroid hormones, including cortisol, androstenedione, the estrogens and testosterone.
A natural bioidentical hormone solution for
correcting estrogen imbalances
Progesterone Cream is important for correcting estrogen imbalance.
Natural Progesterone Cream is commonly used by menopausal women in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Unopposed estrogen creates a strong risk for breast cancer and reproductive cancers.
Estrogen levels drop only 40-60% at menopause, which is just enough to stop the menstrual cycle.
But progesterone levels may drop to near zero in some women.
Because progesterone is the precursor to so many other steroid hormones, its use can greatly enhance overall hormone balance after menopause.
Progesterone also stimulates bone-building and thus helps protect against osteoporosis.
Some functions of progesterone include...
Progesterone is the body's way of balancing high amounts of estrogen that can induce a host of metabolic disturbances. When this balancing mechanism is dysfunctional, a multitude of health related problems can arise.
Hormonal imbalance between estrogen and progesterone likely occurs during menopause. Menopause symptoms of hormonal imbalance include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, water retention, weight gain, insomnia, mood swings, short-term memory loss, wrinkly skin and osteoporosis.
Estrogen Dominance describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body.
Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn't have any progesterone.
A common mistake among practitioners is passing out synthetic estrogen with the premise that symptoms presented are due to estrogen deficiency without any consideration for the progesterone part of the equation. If estrogen dominance is the problem the body needs more progesterone not more estrogen.
When the body already has a relative over supply of estrogen, it's no wonder why many women given estrogen for these menopausal symptoms do not get well.
The goal of progesterone hormone replacement is to restore the normal physiological progesterone levels in the body for two to three weeks out of a month, the way the body was designed by nature.
An ovulating woman makes about 20 mg a day for about 12 days each month after ovulation. That works out to about 240 mg per month.
Low vs. High Dose Progesterone Cream
Progesterone cream comes in a variety of concentrations. Low or high dose, which is best?
Two reasons why low dose might be the way to go...
Your progress should be monitored by a qualified health care professional.
Some physicians favor a higher potency cream ( up to 10%) because they have better results. Regardless of whether it is low or high dose, the key is your progress is monitored by a qualified physician or health care professional.
It is important to be as accurate as possible when applying progesterone.
The best low dose progesterone cream should contain 1.7% of progesterone and yielding 20 mg of progesterone per application. The simplest application method is through the use of metered pump that measures the exact amount (20 mg), each time the pump is pressed.
Progesterone is best absorbed where the skin is relatively thin and well supplied with capillary blood flow.
Good areas to apply are...
For maximum absorption, spread to as big an area as possible. Also, allow as much time for absorption as possible. Before you go to bed may be the best time if you only apply once a day. Twice a day is best but it may be too troublesome for most. Natural progesterone cream application should be rotated to different areas to avoid saturation in any one particular area.
Generally, the best gauge for the ideal dose should not be determined by any laboratory test alone. It is important to rely on relief of symptoms when figuring out the ideal dose. The right dose is the dose that works.
Reminder: The use of nutritionals should be personalized to the individual. One persons nutrient can be another persons toxin. Always consult with your qualified health care professional or physician for medical advice.
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