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)|
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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.
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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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