Women face a litany of hormonal changes that often get so out of whack when they are peri- or postmenopausal everything from their appetite to mood can change significantly and without warning from one day to the next. Progesterone is a female sex hormone that naturally stabilizes all of this while also providing several neurological benefits, but unfortunately, for many women, their bodies end up producing less and less of it as they age.
If you suffer from low progesterone, you’re not alone. The good news is that Live Young Wellness Spa in Flower Mound offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to improve progesterone levels and combat a variety of symptoms.
Do any of these symptoms of low progesterone sound familiar?
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Loss of libido
- Mood swings
- Fluid retention
- Occasional bleeding
By increasing progesterone levels, patients find that these symptoms improve significantly. Also, research suggests that progesterone improves breast health, cardiovascular health, nervous system health, and brain function. Here are a few neurological benefits of progesterone in women:
Progesterone naturally metabolizes in brain tissue, producing a sense of calm, anti-anxiety, and even enhanced memory. It also preserves cognitive function in women who experienced lower progesterone with age.
A better night’s sleep
Women who use a progesterone pill may notice a slight sedative effect.
Progesterone has a significant mood-stabilizing effect and can even be used in pre-menopausal women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder, also known as p.m.s. Furthermore, it has been used as a very effective treatment for post-partum depression.
Protection from brain injury
High doses of progesterone improve a patient’s survival from a traumatic brain injury. Per a review published this year suggests that not only should progesterone be used to treat traumatic brain injuries, but that it may also have a role in treating strokes because of its powerful protective effects on brain tissue.
Biologically identical hormone replacement therapy
If a patient’s hormone levels drop or become imbalanced, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a natural and safe option. Bio-identical progesterone dramatically improves the symptoms of peri- and post-menopause. It also protects against osteoporosis, uterine and breast carcinoma, fibrocystic disease, ovarian cysts, and cardiovascular disease.
In premenopausal women, progesterone can be used to treat the symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), more commonly known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
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