Progesterone, a female hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands, is commonly known for balancing the levels of estrogen within your system and stimulating bone growth. The main objective of progesterone is to ensure that the uterus is prepared for the implanting of a new embryo, so when this hormone begins to decrease in production, menopause typically ensues, resulting in the loss of estrogen.
As estrogen levels deplete, the risk of heart disease in women increases. Bio-identical progesterone could be the answer for those looking to combat the effects of menopause and hormone deficiency. To serve those whose suffer from symptoms related to low progesterone, we offer bio-identical progesterone replacement therapy at Get Well Scottsdale.
As mentioned, progesterone is secreted by the ovaries but ceases production at menopause. Progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancers, osteoporosis, fibrocystic disease and ovarian cysts, dramatically decreasing pre and post-menopausal symptoms. Bio-identical progesterone therapy is also very beneficial in treating premenstrual symptoms (PMS) such as mood swings and migraine headaches. Most U.S. physicians prescribe synthetic progestins, which may cause such side effects such as bloating, headaches, fatigue and weight gain, and is also associated with increasing the risk of developing cancer. Bio-identical progesterone can be a great alternative to conventional treatments and is available to you at Get Well Scottsdale.
We promote the use of bio-identical progesterone as a therapy option to our Scottsdale patients because it is a more natural version of this hormone than synthetic alternatives. We certainly want to replenish the body with what it needs, while also remaining conscientious of how the body will respond to what is introduced to it. In offering bio-identical progesterone therapy, we are able to introduce a more natural form of what the body is lacking, allowing for a better transition in to the body's reproductive system.
Natural progesterone should be prescribed in place of the synthetic progestin to avoid side effects and to protect against cancer. We emphasize the use of natural hormones such as bio-identical progesterone and not synthetic hormones, which have been proven time and time again to cause significant side effects.
The benefits of bio-identical progesterone replacement therapy are substantial. These include an increase in sex drive as a precursor to the estrogen and testosterone hormones and keeping blood clotting at a normal rate. Progesterone supplementation can also assist in maintaining the wall of your uterus and serves as a natural diuretic as well, when combined, all of these can greatly improve the quality of your well being and help with assistance in combating menopause.