Thursday, July 26, 2012

Progesterone Cream and Endometriosis

Progesterone Cream and Endometriosis:

Many women are using Natural Progesterone Cream to help treat Endometriosis. This treatment regime is also gaining popularity among the medical profession to help reduce symptoms and aid treatment of Endometriosis. I have been using natural plant-based progestrone for about a year and i must say I have noticed a difference. I must admit i am really bad about taking medications on time so i don't think i have gotten the full effect of the cream. I I have been taking it pretty regularly for the past few months and although it is still unbearable the PMS seems to be better and my period is no longer 10-14 days it is now 5-7. Yay!!! :)
Progesterone stops further development of endometrial cells. I would advised that you consult a physician in order to have a saliva hormone test performed and get you personal hormone levels. I use the cream from day 1-10 .5ml a day and days 11-25 .5ml twice daily.

After 4 to 6 months of using the cream, women are reporting that their menstrual pains gradually subside as monthly bleeding from the Endometriosis implants becomes less and healing of the inflammatory sites starts to occur.

Natural progesterone is not the same as progestin in prescription birth control pills, or the progestin used in the treatment of Endometriosis. These prescription hormones are chemically modified from the natural hormones to be different in order to be patented. This then allows pharmaceutical companies to manufacture these chemically based hormones for profit.
Since these chemically modified hormones are not naturally found in nature or in the body, they have many potentially dangerous side effects. In contrast, natural progesterone is bio-identical to the hormone in your body, and is compatible with the human body with a minimal amount of side effects.


Find the correct Progesterone Cream

Many women have thought Wild Yam extract cream and progesterone cream are the same thing. The fact is they are not. Many companies are marketing a cream made from wild yam extract and telling customers that their body is going to convert wild yam extract into progesterone. This is not true.

There are Progesterone creams on the market, which are being used successfully by women with Endometriosis, to help them deal with the disease, and to help with estrogen dominance. The only successful results however, are from those creams which contain a synthetic natural progesterone. This means that the progesterone being sythesized is identical to the human hormone progesterone at a molecular level. It will never be completely identical as we cannot replicate nature, but it will be as close as possible. So this ‘natural progesterone’ is synthetic and is made in a laboratory.
Some companies who make Wild Yam cream have even stated ‘This plant makes a substance identical to the progesterone produced by the human body’, which is not true. So all this misleading and deceptive information is confusing women, and they are paying a lot of money for a product that does not live up to its claims. Granted, there are some beneficial health effects from using a yam based cream, but nothing in the way of the benefits to be gained from the synthetic progesterone creams.
Scientific studies have shown time and time again that for any natural progesterone cream to really be effective and increase the progesterone levels in your blood stream, there are two important factors. Firstly, a truly effective cream must contain synthetic natural progesterone, not wild yam extract. Secondly, a truly effective cream must contain a minimum of 400mg of natural progesterone per ounce.

This confusion seems to have easily arisen because the synthetic natural progesterone is actually made from the Wild Mexican Yam plant extract. Ah ha! I hear you say. So that is why it is so easy to be confused. It is the people who manufacture these creams who are at fault, obviously; not the hundreds of individuals who are selling it for them on the myriad of internet health web-sites.
To make the synthetic natural progesterone, requires a laboratory procedure to extract the active ingredients in the Wild Yam extract, which is synthesized with the aid of an enzyme, thus turning it into a hormone. Unlike synthetic estrogen and progestin, synthetic natural progesterone is not a drug and it does not have any side effects associated with it. You can use this product knowing that it is safe.
So beware of all the hype surrounding the sale of Wild Yam creams. Do not pay attention to claims that the ingredients of these creams can covert in the body to progesterone. It has been tested and proven not to be the case. The bottom line is that you need to purchase a good quality, high dose synthetic natural progesterone to achieve any benefits. This is especially important for the treatment of Endometriosis.
Also be aware of any added ingredients in Natural Progesterone Cream. Some makes of cream have been found to include various Parabens, which is a group of compounds used in most toiletries, to stop the deterioration of a product. Parabens are another form of xenoestrogen, which rather defeats the object of using the cream. There are Natural Progesterone Creams available that do not include parabens.
So shop around, do your research, and purchase the best quality Natural Progesterone Cream, to use for the treatment of Endometriosis. These creams can be expensive and you cannot afford to be wasting your money and raising your hopes, only to find you are not getting the desired results.


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