Thursday, March 25, 2010

Progesterone and Peri-Menopause

From a reader...

I wanted to add that in addition to being so successful in reducing the symptoms of "baby blues" and PPD, Progesterone is also highly recommended as a form of natural relief for women going through peri-menopause/early menopause. Instead of dangerous hormone replacement drugs which possess a host of horrible side effects, Progesterone naturally abates many of the mood swings, hot flashes and "off feelings" associated with peri-menopause. Thank you for using your forum to help women in this way.

This is certainly true. Progesterone also plays an important role in preventing bone loss and controlling weight, two concerns at the time of menopause especially. Dr John Lee's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause is a good resource for learning more.