Progesterone – Natural Human-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are two types of Progesterone to choose from-natural or synthetic.  Natural progesterone is an exact chemical copy of the progesterone produced by your body.  It is made from yams and soybean plants rich in compounds known as phytoestrogens, which have hormone-like properties.  It is an exact chemical copy of the progesterone produced by your body.  Synthetic progesterone, or progestin, is a chemical analog similar to progesterone, but different enough to have some dramatic side effects.


Functions of Natural Progesterone

Possible Adverse Reactions to Progestins (e.g. medroxy-progesterone)
  • Precursor of other sex hormones (e.g. estrogen and testosterone)
  • Maintains secretory endometrium
  • Protects against fibrocystic breasts
  • Natural diuretic
  • Helps use fat for energy
  • Is a natural antidepressant
  • Helps thyroid hormone action
  • Normalizes blood clotting
  • Restores libido
  • Helps normalize blood sugar levels
  • Normalizes zinc and copper levels
  • Restores proper cell oxygen levels
  • Protects against endometrial cancer
  • Helps protects against breast cancer
  • Stimulates osteoblast-mediated bone building
  • Necessary for survival of embryo and fetus throughout gestation
  • Precursor of cortisone synthesis of adrenal cortex
  • Acne
  • Amenorrhea
  • Backaches
  • Breakthrough Bleeding
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Cerebral Bleeding
  • Change in Weight
  • Cholestatic Jaundice
  • Decreased Glucose Tolerance
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Edema
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention
  • Flushing
  • Gastric Regurgitation
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Jitteriness
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of Scalp Hair
  • Mental Depression
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Seizure



Source: PDR, 1993 Medical Economic Data

Healthway Compounding Pharmacy has helped thousands of women with hormone-related problems and we can help you.  We offer private consultations with our specially trained pharmacists.  Private consultations allow patients with concerns or questions about natural hormone replacement therapy to have their questions answered.  We will work with you and your physician to develop a customized hormone replacement plan that best suits you.

 Print out your faxable pre-consultation questionnaire:

Female Questionnaire               Male Questionnaire

How do you know you need hormone replacement therapy?  Either your physician may order a blood serum test or you may choose to do a saliva test yourself.

Saliva hormone tests reflect the tissue concentration of you hormones.  Blood and serum tests contain the total hormone, but your tissues are only bathed with the active or effective fraction as found in saliva.  Active fraction measurements are superior to blood and urine measurements both in diagnosis and treatment.  For more information on saliva testing, please click here.

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