Progesterone hormone cream is a natural treatment that’s shown remarkable results in protecting against osteoporosis in women after Hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
As a hormone therapy cream, and as an alternative to vaginal cream, Progesterone has been used successfully by increasing numbers of postmenopausal women.
It not only works as a powerful treatment for osteoporosis, but it also fights other negative side effects of HRT. This greatly improves the quality of life of those who have experienced the menopause and the many side effects of hormone replacement therapy.
It’s a natural hormone linked to the reproductive cycle. Produced by the ovary following ovulation, it helps prepare the womb for potential pregnancy.
The level of progesterone and the level of estrogen massively drop with menopause. When the level of progesterone drops, the body is more prone to cancer of the ovaries, osteoporosis and a whole host of other conditions.
Hormone replacement therapy usually focuses on upping the level of estrogen - commonly by using estrogen cream - but doesn’t focus as much on upping the level of the hormone progesterone.
Progesterone and estrogen are vital to the body, so HRT is important to avoid a wide range of conditions associated with the drop in these hormones.
In hormone therapy, progesterone works alongside estrogen - the most widely prescribed hormone for postmenopausal women - to help reduce the side effects of HRT.
Menopause causes levels of estrogen to drop massively during menopause. At a certain low level of production, the body continues to produce small amounts of estrogen.
Progesterone levels drop less dramatically, but unlike estrogen, they continue to decline until the body produces a tiny amount.
Because low estrogen levels lead to many wide-ranging symptoms, many doctors who prescribe HRT overlook the importance of progesterone.
Doctors usually prescribe an estrogen cream and when they do prescribe progesterone as a hormone therapy, it’s usually a synthetic version derived from horse urine.
Progesterone Natural is a hormone cream containing natural progesterone that perfectly aligns with our body’s production.
Osteoporosis is a bone thinning disease that usually affects elderly women.
Among the many recognisable benefits of natural progesterone, one prominent plus is that it can reduce osteoporosis risk factors significantly.
Your osteoporosis risk factors are greatly increased if a course of HRT has been undertaken. HRT is one of the biggest causes of osteoporosis, so if you’ve had this type of treatment or if there’s a history of osteoporosis in your family, then you may be at risk.
Hormone therapy in the form of Progesterone cream is shown to actively help prevent osteoporosis in these cases.
There are many over-the-counter estrogen creams and other forms of progesterone like Utrogestan in cream or progesterone contained in Utrogestan capsule form available today. However, to defend against osteoporosis after HRT, this natural form is becoming the preferred choice by medical professionals.
Used alongside a natural estrogen cream, progesterone can be the perfect balance of HRT. However, it’s always advisable to see your doctor before any form of HRT treatment is started.
Unlike vaginal cream, progesterone can be applied to the neck, chest, breasts, inner thighs and inner arms and behind the knees – rotating the place of application with each use.
About 12mg and 26mg is a recommended amount of cream to use per day and when you use it depends on whether you are pre-menopausal or post-menopausal.
For pre-menopausal women, treatment should begin on day 12 of their menstrual cycle, stopping on day 25, simply repeating the cycle of application until the next month.
Post-menopausal women should use the cream for 21 days and discontinue usage for 7 days until the next month. If it’s being used alongside another estrogen cream, then advice should be sought to coincide use.
Progesterone Hormone Therapy Cream is the natural way to boost levels of the vital hormone and alleviate the side effects of HRT. Vitally, it’s shown to be highly effective in preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Please note: These positive attributes of natural progesterone have been detailed by John R. Lee, MD in his books: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause.
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Disclaimer: Please note that only your own physician can determine your precise needs, but in order to give you some information these answers are based upon the ‘average person’ and clinical / published results.
I have not had a period since I have been 37 I have been told by the Dr, that I was in menopause at the time. In the past when I used the progesterone cream from a health food store I would have a period, but not regularly. This has occurred twice since I went on the cream I no longer take it or anything else, which is really not good. I don't have the hot flashes or any other symptoms and now I am 43. Although I think the reason I went into menopause early was because the year before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and since it is all endocrine related, I really think that is why I am in menopause. My mom didn’t go into menopause until she was in her sixties. How do I take your product?
Basically, it is how Dr. Wright described in his article which can be read here
For progesterone: “A reasonable quantity of progesterone is 25mg to 30mg, used starting on days 10 to 15 and taken through day 25. The starting date is varied according to the timing of each woman's ovulation when she was cycling. If this timing isn't known, a starting date is from day 10 to 15 is arbitrarily chosen.”
For Esnatri (bio-identical triple estrogen): “I'd presently recommend (for technical reasons) a somewhat higher starting quantity of total estrogens, 3.5mg daily, used on days 1 through 25 of each month, and not used on days 25 through 30 of each month. The last five days, one is allowing the estrogen receptors to "rest" as they have been accustomed to do.”
Essentially, try to estimate at which point in the month you believe your periods used to occur and use that. If you don’t remember, then choose a regular date that is convenient and works for you (for example start on the 1st of each month for estrogen and the 10th of each month for progesterone).
Usually between 12mg and 26mg applied daily to the neck, upper chest, breasts, behind knees, inner arms or inner thighs – the site should be rotated each day. Pre-menopausal women would start the treatment on day 12 of their menstrual cycle 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. See Estrogen Natural for combined usage.
replacing missing progesterone with natural progesterone puts back the same hormone the body is accustomed to
Jonathan Wright MD, Natural Hormone Replacement For Women Over 45, Smart Publications, Petaluma, California.