Progesterone is a steroid that is produced in the ovaries beginning in puberty. Prior to menopause, progesterone is essential in helping drive the menstrual cycle, and preparing the uterus for egg implantation. However, once menopause occurs, progesterone production stops. Progesterone has been found to play an important role in many vital processes of the body. These functions include the treatment of premenstrual symptoms (PMS), protection against uterine and breast cancers, fibrocystic disease, and ovarian cysts. Studies have shown that progesterone plays an important role in both the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Progesterone is also a precursor to other hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, and when progesterone levels decrease, so do the levels of these other hormones. That is why progesterone hormone therapy can be essential for optimal overall health.
Most physicians use a synthetic form of progesterone in hormone replacement therapy. However, use of synthetic progesterone has been linked to many side effects including an increased risk of cancer, headaches, bloating, and fatigue.
But, studies have shown that the use of natural progesterone, combined with natural estrogen, can protect the body from cancers and other diseases. Natural progesterone replacement therapy, along with a properly balanced natural estrogen replacement therapy, can be key to providing the body with these essential hormonal benefits without risk of developing health concerns.
There are many functions that progesterone performs that benefit the body including:
- Acts as a natural antidepressant & tranquilizer
- Improves female libido & enhance estrogen benefits
- Protects against uterine cancer
- Reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms
- Helps body burn fat rather than store it
- Helps to prevent osteoporosis
- Promotes normal sleep patterns
All these essential benefits that progesterone can provide the body with is why progesterone therapy can help you to obtain optimal overall health. Especially after menopause, the use of progesterone therapy can help to restore natural body function and processes. 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!