A study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999 found that natural progesterone cream significantly reduced hot flashes in about 80% of the women that were experiencing this "vasomotor symptom". This study including a small number of women but the results were significant. The women in the progesterone group experienced the disappearance of lumps and bumps in their breasts, were less depressed (experienced greater feeling of well-being), had less hot flashes. In the book "The Wisdom of Menopause", Northrup says that natural progesterone skin cream works in about 85% of perimenopausal women. As little as 20mg of this real/natural progesterone per day can ease hot flashes.
Dr John Lee stated "So, I learned that every time I added progesterone to a woman already on estrogen I had to tell her to cut her estrogen at least in half. Then later she could cut it down even more because the progesterone was handling so many of her problems. She didn't need all that much estrogen. Then I had some ladies who kept cutting it down, cutting it down and pretty soon they weren't taking any, and they were doing fine. No hot flashes, no vaginal dryness, no problems, they were doing fine and I said, "how can this be?" I was taught in medical school estrogen goes to zero." (However it only drops around 35% so a women still has over 60% of estogen estrogen that they had before menopause. Progesterone on the other hand drops significantly.)
Dr. Willix also says: "A hormone replacement drug is one that most doctors prescribe to women when they develop the "disease" of menopause - which is no disease at all - to help them avoid heart disease and slow osteoporosis and to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, depression and insomnia. I've seen the studies. Yes, it's true that it does all those things. But at what price? I can accomplish every one of those things without foisting a drug on my patients by encouraging them to follow a low-fat diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, take supplements, exercise, maintain a positive attitude, use herbs and natural progesterone cream."
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