Progesterone Resources

Progesterone is an essential hormone for a long and healthy life. It is also necessary for balancing or facilitating many other hormones and nutrients, and it is a component of almost all other hormone activity in the body. Below you will find a compilation of Women’s International Pharmacy’s resources relating to this versatile and vital hormone.

PROGESTERONE

Progesterone’s contributions to a lifetime of overall health and well-being are numerous. This article outlines the effects of progesterone throughout each life stage.

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BIOIDENTICAL PROGESTERONE VS. SYNTHETIC PROGESTINS

This short piece outlines the history of how this misconception has occurred as well as clarifies the difference between the two hormone treatment options.

dr. katharina dalton's impact on women's international pharmacy

DR. DALTON’S IMPACT ON WIP

Research into bioidentical hormones provided the basis of knowledge for many pharmacists–including Women’s International Pharmacy founder Wallace Simons.

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FEMALE HORMONE CHART

Our pharmacists on staff at Women’s International Pharmacy have compiled this chart to represent some of the more frequently prescribed regimens for women. 

HORMONES AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Progesterone has a calming effect on the brain, suggesting that its deficiency may lead to anxiety and that maintaining balance may help treat mood disorders.

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HORMONES AND PMS SYMPTOMS

The cause of PMS may be linked to progesterone receptors, because the locations of these receptors are primary locations of the most common PMS symptoms.

hormones and the aging voice

HORMONES AND THE AGING VOICE

This article investigates the various effects that hormones such as progesterone and estrogen have on the voice over time.

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HORMONES, MOOD AND EMOTION

Dr. Phyllis Bronson believes one of the keys to successful aging is being able to “hang out with uncertainty,” especially during such a transitional period in one’s life.

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BOOK REVIEW – MOODS, EMOTIONS AND AGING

Dr. Phyllis Bronson’s book will help equip and inform those facing the challenges of hormone imbalance, particularly as it relates to the aging process.

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ORAL PROGESTERONE

Progesterone taken orally may alleviate post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, and for some women may even improve sleep quality.

ovulation is crucial

OVULATION IS CRUCIAL

This article looks at the possible causes of ovulation disruption, and what we can do to support healthy ovulation and progesterone production.

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PCOS AND HORMONES

Imbalances of the hormones testosterone, insulin, and progesterone play a critical role in the various symptoms of PCOS and other associated conditions.

PMS WORKSHEET

Dr. Katharina Dalton developed a monitoring system help women keep track of  PMS symptoms throughout their menstrual cycle.

progesterone for mental health

PROGESTERONE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Hormones–specifically, progesterone—may offer some solutions not found in standard treatments for mental illness.

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PROGESTERONE FOR TREATING TBI AND STROKE

This short article discusses how one study indicates that progesterone may be used for treating brain traumas caused by injury or stroke.

progesterone key to stabilizing insulin levels

PROGESTERONE IS KEY TO STABILIZING INSULIN LEVELS

Dr. Michael E. Platt believes the primary cause of high insulin is declining progesterone, the hormone predominantly involved in controlling and stabilizing insulin.

progesterone may help control perimenstrual seizures

PROGESTERONE MAY HELP CONTROL PERIMENSTRUAL SEIZURES

Progesterone protects nerve tissue and may act as an anti-epileptic as well. It is particularly beneficial when used in women suffering from perimenstrual seizures.

progesterone therapy then and now

PROGESTERONE THERAPY THEN AND NOW

With better tools for assessing physical and mental health conditions, we also have a better ability to determine how to use progesterone therapy.

tribute to dr. katharina dalton

A TRIBUTE TO DR. KATHARINA DALTON

In her research for treating PMS, Dr. Dalton used bioidentical progesterone and was adamant that other synthetic derivatives of progesterone should not be used.

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REQUEST INFORMATION

For more information regarding progesterone and its effects on health, fill out our Information Request Form and we will send you a Female Information Packet.

MORE RESOURCES

Explore additional resources on hormones, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, custom compounded medication options, and more by visiting our Resources page.