Women often use progesterone cream in the menopause especially
to "counter-weight" hormone replacement therapy (HRT- estrogen therapy).
Unfortunately many physicians who prescribe HRT forget about progesterone! When
they do prescribe progesterone it is often the alien progesterone derived from
horse urine and discovered in the 1920's! It is now easy and relatively cheap
to synthesize natural human progesterone, and this progesterone cream is just
that- natural progesterone. Click here to see a figure depicting the female cycle
of progesterone and estrogen.
Clinical studies show
that whilst estrogen levels drop dramatically during menopause they level out
afterward and the body continues to produce estrogen (albeit in much smaller quantities).
But whilst progesterone levels decline less rapidly they continue to decline until
in later life the body often produces no progesterone. Click here to see a figure
depicting the decline of progesterone with advancing age.
only do estrogen and progesterone work together to help reduce side effects, one
of the most significant benefits of progesterone replacement is the prevention
and treatment of osteoporosis, the bone thinning disease that mainly affects older
Progesterone can be applied to the face, neck, upper
chest, breasts, behind knees, inner arms or inner thighs, the site should be rotated
daily. Doses are usually around 12mg to 24mg.
women would start the treatment on day 12 of the menopause and stop on day 25,
repeating the cycle the following month.
Menopausal women would
use for 21 days and discontinue usage for 7-days until the following month.
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missing progesterone with natural progesterone puts back the same hormone the
body is accustomed to"
Jonathan Wright M.D.,
Replacement for Women Over 45
Smart Publications, Petaluma, California.