An imbalance in progesterone can produce many health problems. Androgenix Solutions focuses on finding a healthy solution for those who are struggling with hormone-related health issues. We can provide you with a treatment plan to combat this hormonal imbalance.
Progesterone is a steroid hormone that is produced in the ovaries at the start of puberty. Progesterone is the hormone that is essential in helping drive the menstrual cycle. A woman’s menstrual cycle is regulated by the levels of progesterone and estrogen in her body. As well, various stages occur in a woman’s life that centers around those hormone levels: early menopause, perimenopause, and menopause.
Some women experience symptoms of menopause earlier than most. There are a few medical situations that can cause early menopause to occur, but for some women, there is no medical reason or explanation. Typical reasons for a woman to experience early menopause are:
- Having undergone a surgical procedure that has removed ovaries, the uterus, or both
- Being someone who smokes
- Possessing certain genetics or chromosomes
- Having been diagnosed with specific types of cancer
- Having specific autoimmune diseases
Generally, when a woman is in her 40’s there is a decrease in the amount of estrogen and progesterone that her body produces. This is a time when there is a natural adjustment from the reproductive stage in a woman’s life to menopause. This point in a woman’s life is called perimenopause and typically lasts for 7 years. Another indicator of perimenopause is when a woman goes without a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.
Progesterone and estrogen are the reproductive hormones in women. Before menopause, progesterone is responsible for preparing the uterus for egg implantation. After menopause, a woman is not capable of becoming pregnant without the assistance of a medical professional. Menopause begins 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. The average age of a woman who begins to experience symptoms of menopause is 52.
What Are The Benefits Of Progesterone?
Progesterone has been found to play an important role in many vital processes of a woman’s body. These processes include:
- The treatment of premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
- Protection against uterine and breast cancers
- Prevention of fibrocystic disease
- Protection against ovarian cysts
When progesterone levels decrease, so do the levels of other hormones. Progesterone hormone therapy treatment can be an essential addition for optimal overall health. This form of treatment can be used to balance many hormonal challenges.
There are many functions that progesterone performs that benefit the body. These functions include:
- Acts as a natural antidepressant & tranquilizer
- Improves female libido & enhance estrogen benefits
- Protects against uterine cancer
- Reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms
- Helps the body burn fat rather than store it
- Helps to prevent osteoporosis
- Promotes normal sleep patterns
- Regulates menstrual cycles
Natural Progesterone Replacement Therapy
Types of Progesterone Replacement Treatment
Many physicians use a synthetic form of progesterone (called progestin) in hormone replacement therapy. Synthetic progesterone is artificially created in a lab. Unfortunately, the use of synthetic progesterone has been linked to many side effects. Some side effects include:
- An increased risk of cancer
Natural progesterone replacement therapy is also known as bioidentical progesterone. This form of natural progesterone is created from chemical compounds extracted from soybeans or wild yams. Studies have shown that the use of natural progesterone, combined with natural estrogen, can protect the body from cancers and other diseases.
Bioidentical progesterone, along with a properly balanced natural estrogen replacement therapy, can be key to providing the body with many essential hormonal benefits. This form of treatment also lessens the risk of developing health concerns.
What Can I Expect From Progesterone Replacement Therapy?
There are many essential benefits from progesterone that can help your body obtain its optimal overall health. These benefits can especially be seen after menopause with the use of progesterone deficiency treatment. Treatments can help to restore natural body function and processes.
Low progesterone treatment can be life-altering in a positive way, but there are some health risks involved. These risks can include:
- Gallbladder disease
- Uterine cancer
- Blood clots
Other side effects may be:
- Weight gain
- Blurry vision
- Tenderness in your breast
- Mood swings
The side effects and health risks are found to be related to various things. Factors include your age, your health history, and the type of progesterone deficiency treatment plan you are placed on. This is why, at Androgenix Advanced Health and Wellness Center, our team of professionals will work closely with you to develop a plan that is designed specifically for you.
Could I Be A Good Candidate For Progesterone Replacement Therapy?
Progesterone replacement therapy treatment has many benefits. As with any treatment, there are always risks. The rewards outweigh the risks for those who are:
- Healthy: Overall good health will always give you an advantage.
- Looking for a way to improve the bone structure or bone loss: If osteoporosis is a concern then progesterone replacement therapy may be a solution for you.
- Struggling with moderate to severe hot flashes: Hot flashes and night sweats may be able to be brought under control with treatment for low progesterone levels.
- Experiencing hormonal symptoms that are too early for their age: To balance your hormones, a treatment plan that includes progesterone for perimenopause may be necessary.
How Androgenix Solutions Can Help!
Androgenix Solutions is a family-owned and operated business. Our facility is located in North Palm Beach, Florida. Our team’s goal is to improve you or your loved one’s quality of life.
We offer professional care that begins with a consultation that is focused on finding a solution for your specific needs and concerns. To learn more, reach out to us here at Androgenix and speak to one of our caring professionals. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!