Discusses strategies for a comfortable menopause. Estrogen; Testosterone; Progesterone; Hormone-balancing diet; Risks associated with hormone replacement therapy.
When we hear the term "female hormone," estrogen is usually the first word that comes to mind. Yet progesterone is as essential to the reproductive process as estrogen is. In fact, the word's Latin roots mean "supports pregnancy." A woman's native progesterone maintains menstruation and pregnancy; in addition, progesterone taken as a drug can have a pivotal role in hormone replacement therapy.
Last months report about a British study which showed poor absorption of a popular topical cream called Pro-Gest drew some say it isnt so responses from readers. Enthusiasm for progesterone cream stems from the work of John R. Lee, M.D., author of a widely read book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (New York: Warner Books, 1996). He claims, The makers of Premarin and other estrogen manufacturers would have us all believing that estrogen loss is the major hormonal factor in osteoporosis in women.
Discusses the physical and psychological effects of hormones during the postpartum period. Estrogen; Progesterone; Oxytocin; Prolactin; Postpartum physical recovery; Postpartum emotional disorde...
The article discusses the occurrence of estrogen dominance in women as their progesterone secretion declines. The symptoms related to estrogen dominance such as bloating, anxiety and depression i...