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 progesterone resources relating to how this versatile and vital hormone affects various aspects of health.
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.
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.
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.
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
This article investigates the various effects that hormones such as progesterone and estrogen have on the voice over time.
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.
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.
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
This article looks at the possible causes of ovulation disruption, and what we can do to support healthy ovulation and progesterone production.
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.
Dr. Katharina Dalton developed a monitoring system help women keep track of PMS symptoms throughout their menstrual cycle.
PROGESTERONE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Hormones–specifically, progesterone—may offer some solutions not found in standard treatments for mental illness.
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 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 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
As research continues, the availability of progesterone resources increases. With better tools for assessing physical and mental health conditions, we are better able to determine how to use progesterone therapy.
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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