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Progesterone

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Bioidentical progesterone capsules for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in women. Progesterone may prevent the risk of impaired cognitive function tied to low progesterone. This plant-based progesterone is the active ingredient in brand Prometrium.

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Balance Your Hormones and Keep Them There

The natural decline in female hormones as early age 30 and especially after menopause can produce unpleasant symptoms and medical conditions that put women's overall health at risk. HRT with the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, pregnenolone, DHEA and testosterone are prescribed to relieve some of these symptoms. The average age of menopause in the US is 51.

Unfortunately, certain medical histories can limit the hormones a woman can take. The risk may outweigh the benefit. For example, boosting estrogen may prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women but Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) may increase the risk for breast cancer in some women.

Benefits of Progesterone for HRT

Low progesterone has been shown to impair verbal memory and overall cognitive function in postmenopausal women.1 Replacing progesterone may prevent and improve cognitive impairment caused by low progesterone.

Adding progesterone to estrogen replacement treatment may also reduce the risks that ERT therapy alone may pose.

Typically progesterone is added to ERT for women with an intact uterus. This is mainly because estrogen therapy alone may cause abnormal thickening of the uterine lining. This increases the risk for uterine conditions such as endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. Progesterone may reduce the risk by thinning the uterine lining.2

Additionally, studies show that adding natural progesterone instead of synthetic (conjugated) progestins made from horse mare urine can reduce the risk of breast cancer that ERT alone may cause.3 This means that women with a history of certain estrogen positive cancers or who fear the risks of ERT alone who may be unable to use ERT may have the opportunity is Premarin is an example of a conjugated progestin made from horse mare urine.

The bioidentical progesterone used in this formula is plant-based and produced from diosgenin, an extract of the wild yam. The diosgenin must undergo a 3-step chemical process done in a lab to produce progesterone. Studies show that eating the wild yam is not effective for HRT or ERT.

What Does Progesterone Do In Women?

In premenopausal women progesterone is responsible for the shedding of the uterine lining which results in a woman's period.

References

1 Fiore, Kristina Post-Menopause Brain Drain Tied to Progesterone - Estrogen levels after menopause may have no impact on cognitive function, but progesterone levels might, researchers found. MedPage Today. https://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/generalendocrinology/43123 Online: Last Accessed Oct. 15, 2019

2 Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health. Progesterone Online: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a604017.html Accessed Oct. 15, 2019

3 Campagnoli C, Clavel-Chapelon F, Kaaks R, Peris C, Berrino F. Progestins and progesterone in hormone replacement therapy and the risk of breast cancer. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2005;96(2):95–108. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2005.02.014

You should not use HRT if you

  • Think that you are pregnant
  • Have problems with vaginal bleeding
  • Have had certain kinds of cancers
  • Have had a stroke or heart attack
  • Have had blood clots
  • Have liver disease

Talk to your doctor about drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication.

Before taking progesterone tell your doctor and pharmacist the following:

  • If you are allergic to progesterone, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), hormone replacement therapy, any other medications, or peanuts.
  • What other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); antifungals such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and ketoconazole (Nizoral); cimetidine (Tagamet); clarithromycin (Biaxin); cyclosporine (Neoral, Samdimmune); danazol (Danocrine); delaviridine (Rescriptor); diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac); erythromycin (E.E.S, E-Mycin, Erythrocin); fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem); fluvoxamine (Luvox); HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir), and saquinavir (Fortovase); isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid); lansoprazole (Prevacid, Prevpac); metronidazole (Flagyl); nefazodone (Serzone); omeprazole (Prilosec); oral contraceptives (birth control pills); ticlopidine (Ticlid); troleandomycin (TAO); verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); and zafirlukast (Accolate). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • Herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
  • If you have or have ever had unexplained vaginal bleeding between periods; a miscarriage in which some tissue was left in the uterus; cancer of the breasts or female organs; seizures; migraine headaches; asthma; diabetes; depression; blood clots in the legs, lungs, eyes, brain, or anywhere in the body; stroke or mini stroke; vision problems; or liver, kidney, heart, or gallbladder disease .
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking progesterone, call your doctor.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking progesterone.

Talk to your doctor about drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication.

What side effects can this medication cause? Progesterone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness or pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Muscle, joint, or bone pain
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Excessive worrying
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • cough
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Problems urinating

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