Progesterone Replacement Therapy
If you’ve been feeling tired lately or suffering from irregular periods, you may have a progesterone imbalance. Progesterone is a hormone that is produced in your ovaries, and along with estrogen, you might take it as part of hormonal replacement therapy. HRT for low progesterone levels might be prescribed for you if you are going through menopause, or you might have an imbalance for other reasons and need progesterone replacement therapy.
Symptoms of Progesterone Imbalance
In addition to fatigue and irregular periods, you might have other symptoms that are related to a progesterone hormonal imbalance. These could include urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, hot flashes and breast tenderness. You might also experience some psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, loss of memory, mood swings and depression. It’s important to get treatment for low progesterone since a lack of it could cause your bones to become more brittle or raise the risk of some types of cancer.
What is Progesterone Replacement Therapy?
If you are suffering from any of these types of symptoms, we can work with you to evaluate whether you might be a candidate for progesterone replacement therapy. You may also be interested in learning more about natural hormone therapy, also known as bioidentical replacement therapy. This can be a great option if you prefer a more natural hormone that is created from animal or plant products. Bioidentical progesterone is like the progesterone your own body would produce. We can discuss the benefits of bioidenticals with you as part of an overall wellness and hormone replacement plan.
Bioidentical hormones and other types of hormone replacement therapy may provide you with many positive benefits, including a better mood, fewer hot flashes and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
We understand, and we can talk to you more about the benefits of progesterone replacement therapy. Make an appointment online for a health assessment today.