Patients are required by law to follow up for an appointment every 12 months or as directed by their doctor.
Progesterone is vital for all women even if they do not have a uterus as it increases 'apoptosis' (normal cell
death- something cancer cells do not have) in breast tissue. Progesterone is more important in many
doctor's opinion even than estrogen and helps make estrogen replacement
Progesterone is one of the
two hormones produced by the ovary, the other being estrogen. It is synthesized during the last half of the
menstrual cycle after ovulation. It
balances the effects of estrogen.
Prescription medications such as Provera and birth control pills contain
a man-made chemical similar to the progesterone made by the ovary but
different. This "difference" is
responsible for the many side effects of these "progestogens" such as fluid
retention, increased tendency to clot, liver disease, skin rashes, depression,
nausea, insomnia, and lowering of endogenous (produced by the body)
progesterone levels. Natural
progesterone has no significant side effects.
Know the difference between Progestins and Dr Adrian's use of natural progesterone.
Progestins are not the same as natural progesterone. Progestins may cancel the protective effect of estradiol, and promote constriction of the coronary arteries to a significant degree. Natural progesterone, on the other hand, may protect the endometrium, preserve the beneficial effects of estrogen on the cardiovascular system and exert no negative effects on the blood vessels that supply your heart.???Progestins may cause birth defects, damage to nerve cells, blood clots, and breast cancer.
SIDE EFFECTS of progesterone replacement may include, but are not limited to:
- nipple or breast tenderness,
- fluid retention,
- slight dizziness,
- difficulty sleeping,
- hot flashes,
- appetite increases
- weight gain