The female hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands is known as progesterone. Progesterone is known commonly for balancing out the levels of estrogen within your system. Progesterone also provides bone growth. Its main objective is to ensure that the uterus is prepared for the implanting of a new embryo. When this hormone begins to decrease in production, as many of our Scottsdale patient experience later in life, menopause generally ensues.
The fact is, estrogen levels deplete significantly during menopause. This process also increases the risk of heart disease in women. Bio-identical progesterone could be the answer for those looking to combat the side effects often included with menopause. That’s why we offer bio-identical progesterone replacement therapy here 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. It dramatically decreases pre and post-menopausal symptoms. Most U.S. physicians prescribe synthetic progestins which cause such side effects such as bloating, headaches, fatigue and weight gain, and most recently associated with increasing the risk of cancer. Bio-identical progesterone can be a great alternative to conventional treatments and is available to you at Get Well Scottsdale.
We work with and promote using bio-identical progesterone as a therapy option for our Scottsdale patients because it is a more natural version of this hormone than using synthetic alternatives. We certainly want to replenish the body with what it needs, but also be very conscientious of how the body will respond to what's introduced to it. In offering bio-identical progesterone therapy, we are introducing a more natural form of what the body is lacking therefore allowing for a better transition in to the body's system.
The natural progesterone must be prescribed in place of the synthetic progestin to avoid the 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. Bio-identical progesterone therapy is very beneficial in treating premenstrual symptoms (PMS) such as mood swings and migraine headaches.
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.