Heavy Bleeding and Natural Progesterone
Progesterone will often help with heavy bleeding because it balances the effect of estrogen upon uterus (and breast) thus reducing the amount of menstrual bleeding ... *but it is not a quick fix. *
Heavy bleeding occurs as a result of many aspects within the body, and often it requires an individualized treatment plan such as vitamins, minerals, iron & B12 supplements, diet and stress management, and specific herbs. We have found selenium combined with vitamin E of great value.
These two work synergistically - each one improves the function of the other. Vitamin E will help to reduce and prevent uterine scarring. Selenium offers powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Phytoestrogens have a balancing effect on estrogen levels.
There might be underlying anemia which can aggravate further heavy bleeding or the possible presence of fibroids, not forgetting one of the bigger players here - estrogen dominance, whether due to estrogen replacement therapy, progesterone deficiency, obesity, incorrect foods, exposure to toxins or stress. It's always advisable to get blood work done and an ultrasound, and other appropriate tests to eliminate all such possibilities.
Progesterone will help over a period of time but usually it requires high doses and then a gradual reduction. It takes some time for the body to settle down. We have known women to take between 8-18 months to combat heavy bleeding problems before they've actually found a position of comfort and
success with progesterone usage.
Often the doctors will encourage women to undergo artificial progestin therapy, or advise them to have a curette, or recommend a hysterectomy to stop bleeding once and for all.
If heavy bleeding is actually caused by estrogen dominance alone, you should realize relief from a premium progesterone cream, along with other estrogen dominance reduction measures. Some women suffering estrogen dominance find that just by reducing their weight they were able to reduce their bleeding significantly.
Where there is a sudden appearance of a heavy bleed, a stat dose (once off) of high levels of progesterone (10%) has worked dramatically for some women to reduce and control bleeding.
Note, intra-vaginal application appears to have significant impact in helping to reduce heavy bleeding where topical application at physiological doses has been marginally successful, or they have been successful in controlling their condition and then suddenly find they are facing out of control bleeding.
Keep in mind, every woman is individual. Rules vary here. Some women also fluctuate with low doses for months needing to increase for a 3-4 month period then dropping back. Stress and worry are huge players in heavy bleeding concerns. Of course, please seek medical attention in cases of unexplained heavy bleeding.
from Catherine Rollins
How to Use Progesterone Cream for Heavy Bleeding
Women who a entering perimenopause find that their menstrual cycles undergo many changes, including changes in the amount of bleeding. This is due to the shifting balance of hormones. Women who experience estrogen dominance during perimenopause may find that their uterine lining builds more thickly during the follicular phase of their cycle, resulting in heavier bleeding at menstruation. Applying a natural progesterone cream can help to counterbalance the estrogen dominance that causes heavy bleeding. It can also be used to treat bleeding associated with endometriosis, a condition in which endometrial cells that would normally line the uterus grow in other areas such as the fallopian tubes and on the ovaries.
Things You'll Need
Bio-identical natural progesterone cream