Progesteron är ofta förknippat med klimakteriet hos kvinnor. Vad är exakt sambandet mellan hormonet progesteron och klimakteriet? Hitta svaret här.
Vad är progesteron?
Progesteron är en steroid hormon som görs av corpus luteum i äggstockarna vid ägglossning, och i mindre mängder genom binjurarna. Progesteron tillverkas i kroppen från steroidhormonet pregnenolon, och är en föregångare till de flesta av de andra steroidhormoner, inklusive kortisol, androstendion, östrogenerna och testosteron.
I en normalt cyklande kvinnlig, producerar gulkroppen 20 till 30 mg av progesteron dagligen under den luteala fasen av menstruationscykeln.
Låg progesteron nivåer och klimakteriet.
Low progesterone levels in the body leads to uncontrolled estrogen which leads to hormonal imbalance that is often cited as the cause of menopause. The production of less estrogen starts in an individual’s 30’s and progresses on with increased age periods.
This lack of progesterone and consequent hormonal imbalance is what causes menopausal symptoms and other health issues for menopausal women and even men in their 30s and 40s.
When there are missed ovulations and periods, natural progesterone is not produced. The periods during which there is no ovulation or reduced ovulation is during peri-menopause and menopause.
Potential problems with progesterone production.
Women who have low levels of progesterone will have abnormal menstrual cycles or may struggle to conceive because the progesterone does not trigger the proper environment for a conceived egg to grow.
Women who have low progesterone levels and who do succeed in getting pregnant are at higher risk for miscarriage or pre-term delivery, because the hormone helps maintain the pregnancy.
Signs of low progesterone include:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding.
- Irregular or missed periods.
- Spotting and abdominal pain during pregnancy.
- Frequent miscarriages.
In addition, low progesterone levels can cause too-high levels of estrogen, which can decrease sex drive, contribute to weight gain, or cause gallbladder problems.
How to treat the symptoms of low progesterone and menopause?
We recommend post-menopausal women to use Proferia. It is a convenient and easy-to-apply cream that aids in relief from some of the most common symptoms of the menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats and low libido by helping to balance the body’s hormone levels.
The blend of natural ingredients in Proferia helps to contribute towards normal hormonal balance. Apply Proferia once daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. Apply to areas where your skin is thin, such as the neck, breasts, inside the arms, etc. The amount needed will vary from individual to individual and dependent on the symptoms experienced.
For best results it is recommended to apply Proferia as directed above for a period of 21 consecutive days during the month. Stop using Proferia for one week in order for the body to become re-sensitized to the progesterone. Alternate the area of application to maximize absorption.
Some notes when using Proferia:
- It is advisable to start using the cream in greater rather than smaller amounts to find the correct quantity for you.
- If your progesterone levels are very low, use greater quantities in the first month (i.e. ½ teaspoon twice a day) and reduce to ordinary dosages thereafter.
- The amount needed may vary from individual to individual.
- If the symptoms re-occur, then lessen the amount of cream.
- Have a break from the cream as directed in order for the body to become re-sensitized to it.
- Post-menopausal women seldom may find that their periods start again after using the cream, this is temporary.