Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances
main symptoms that have been treated successfully
The following symptoms respond to progesterone therapy, if they are hormone related. It is important to remember that progesterone is not a drug, it is a hormone vital to our well being.
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Listed below are the main symptoms that have been treated successfully with Unique progesterone therapy.
Hot flushes and nights sweats
At present no one knows what causes hot flushes. Within the hypothalamus is our temperature controlling centre, it is thought that a sudden stimulus to this causes it to go out of control
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the most complained about symptom from premenopausal women in the Western world. It usually starts about 2 weeks before a period and gradually becomes worse until there is complete relief before or just after the menstrual bleeding starts.
Postnatal Depression (PND)
For most women, pregnancy is a time when they feel and look very well as they wait with pleasant anticipation for the arrival of the new baby. Hair looks more healthy and glossy, nails seem stronger and skin becomes clearer with the ’pregnancy glow’.
Infertility due to low progesterone
There are many factors that affect fertility. Some of them are: venereal diseases causing scarring of the reproductive tract; genetic abnormalities caused increasingly by environmental poisons whilst the child is still a foetus.
Heavy periods or menorrhagia is usually caused from a hormonal imbalance of progesterone and oestrogen. It is most common during perimenopause when woman are running low on progesterone as they ovulate less.
There are many causes of irregular periods, but severe or prolonged stress of any kind can be the worse culprit. This is mostly due to the high cortisol levels blocking progesterone from working properly as they both compete for the same receptor sites.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic means multiple cysts which, in PCOS, refers to many tiny follicles developing just below the surface of the ovary.
Endometriosis is a condition where parts of the lining of the uterus travel and attached themselves to abnormal areas in the body such as other organs in the pelvic cavity.
Fibroids are benign, usually painless tumours found in the uterus. They are made of muscle and connective tissue and can grow to the size of a grapefruit.
Depression is usually divided into two categories. Reactive, if it is the result of a death for example, and endogenous or clinical when it occurs for no external reason.
Lack of energy
There are many causes for a lack of energy, but if everything has been medically tested as being normal and no apparent condition has been diagnosed, then there is a possibility that a hormonal imbalance of progesterone and oestrogen could be to blame.
Unusual weight gain
There is usually a direct link to hormonal imbalance in any unusual weight gain. This can be from taking synthetic hormones such as the pill or conventional HRT.