Progesterone Therapy For Women
Progesterone therapy for women has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment that involves replacing missing hormones as the process of aging depletes them. When the amount of necessary hormones deplete in the body, symptoms can start to occur. Many of them will decrease one’s quality of life. With injectable, bio-identical medications, a person can be back to feeling as great as they did when they were in their 20’s.
Progesterone replacement therapy for women can help with the transition of the body as it changes before, during and after menopause. It has been proven to reduce night sweats and hot flashes, to regulate the menstrual cycle and to ease a person through the other symptoms that go along with menopause.
As part of the process of progesterone hormone therapy for women, anyone interested in this kind of treatment must get tested. This consists of blood work, a physical exam and a medical history. The blood sample will show if progesterone is too low and the other medical information will show the current and past health of the prospective patient. All this data will give our licensed doctors what they need in order to make a correct diagnosis and to create an accurate prescription and treatment plan if the person qualifies for them.
Benefits Of Progesterone Therapy For Women
Doctors who write prescriptions for progesterone hormone therapy for women will be very careful to create a very specialized medication combination for their patients. Every human body is different and will require varying doses of different medications in order to create optimal change for them. Doctors will also provide medical supervision to make sure that patients are getting the most amount of benefits from therapy.
Here is a list of the most common benefits of progesterone therapy for women:
- A reduction in weight gain
- The gaining of lean muscle mass
- Faster metabolism
- A reduction in night sweats
- A reduction in hot flashes
- A more regulated menstrual cycle
- An increase in sexual libido and sexual desire
- Less vaginal dryness
- Stronger bone mineral density
- Less risk for bone fractures or breaks
- Less danger for developing osteoporosis
- Stronger skin elasticity
- Less noticeable wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Less noticeable appearance of cellulite
- Faster and stronger growing hair and nails
- Better memory, concentration and focus
- Less of that foggy feeling or feeling disconnected
Other benefits of progesterone hormone replacement therapy for women are:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Lower triglyceride levels
- Less risk for diseases such as cardiovascular issues, stroke or diabetes
- Better sleep with less disturbances throughout the night
- A stronger immune system
- Less instances of catching colds or the flu
- Faster healing of cuts, scrapes, wounds, injuries and sickness
There are many emotional advantages to progesterone therapy for women too:
- Less depression or sadness
- Less withdrawing from the world
- Lowered anxiety levels
- Less tension and stress
- A calmer demeanor
- Less irritability
- Less mood swings
- Less anger outbursts and feeling agitated
- Higher self esteem
- Higher self confidence and self worth
- An overall better amount of emotional stability
Which benefits a person will receive from progesterone treatment will depend upon the specific circumstances surrounding the patient’s unique situation. The first benefits that are usually felt are an increase in energy levels, stamina and endurance. These lead the way to other benefits that complete a person’s overall health condition and give them back the quality of life that they lost when their hormones depleted.
Side Effects Of Progesterone Therapy For Women
The side effects that a person may experience from progesterone hormone replacement therapy for women may occur due to the following reasons:
- An allergic reaction is occurring
- The dosage of medication may be wrong
- The patient may not be taking her injections as prescribed
- A patient may have purchased unauthorized medication from an unknown and non-reputable source such as the online black market, an unlicensed physician or from overseas
Patients are advised to only use a reputable clinic for their progesterone therapy needs, to never use anyone else’s medication and to always make sure that they are receiving medical supervision. They must use great care and great consideration when deciding upon what clinic they wish to use for their treatment.
When medications are shipped and received, patients are urged to check medications for any foreign particles in the vials or cloudy or murky looking solution. Never use a medication that does not look completely clear and free from anything abnormal looking.
Here is a list of the possible side effects from progesterone hormone therapy for women:
- Skin condition such as:
A rash, hives, acne, blemishes, redness, itching, irritation on skin or specifically at the injection site, jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
- Emotional conditions such as:
Feeling depressed, anxious, irritable, moody, angry, euphoric, dysphoric, paranoid
- Mental conditions such as:
Forgetfulness, loss of memory, loss of ability to concentrate and focus well, a foggy feeling
- Physical conditions such as:
Lethargy, lack of energy, stamina, vigor and vitality, swelling of hands, feet, ankles, mouth, gums, lips, tongue, bad breath, a fruity smell to the breath, toothaches, ulcers in the mouth, loss of sexual desire, vaginal dryness, uncomfortable intercourse, breast pain or tenderness, a deeper voice, male patterned balding, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, increased hunger or increased thirst, no appetite at all
- Some more serious issues include:
Difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, blood in stool or urine, darker colored urine or stool, dizziness, chest pain, chest pressure, blood clots
No matter which side effect of progesterone replacement therapy for women a person may feel, it is imperative to get professional attention as soon as possible. Our clinical advisors are available during working hours for our patients and they have direct contact with our licensed doctors. If anything out of the ordinary occurs during treatment, our staff can immediately act upon it by telling a patient exactly what to do.
Sometimes medications will be stopped. Sometimes it is a dosage that needs to be changed or altered. The most important thing to remember is to get help if a side effect happens and to never ignore it. Something small can turn into something more serious if ignored. Overall; however, side effects from progesterone therapy for women are extremely rare when therapy is done correctly.