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Progesterone Therapy Results: What to Expect


Hormone deficiency of any type can result in adverse reactions that can have widespread ramifications deep inside a person’s body. Progesterone deficiency is especially problematic due to the nature of progesterone to serve as a precursor or source hormone for the production of Cortisol, DHEA, Estrogen, and Testosterone – all vital chemicals that the body needs (in proper amounts). This would naturally mean that progesterone therapy results will include benefits to the production of all of these other hormones.

Before beginning any HRT, a doctor must assess a person’s physiological needs by conducting detailed blood tests. This will show if a deficiency of any kind is present, and if so, which one and to what extent the decline has taken place.

This allows for the proper treatment, and in the case of progesterone results, superior benefits from treatment such as:

  • Stronger bones through growth of new bone cells
  • Regulation of blood sugar and insulin
  • Stimulation to brain/cognitive functions
  • Normalized blood clotting properties
  • Mood boosting
  • Libido stimulation
  • Regulation of thyroid hormones
  • Improved metabolic processes and weight loss
  • Natural diuretic
  • Lowering breast cancer risk
  • Reducing symptoms of menopause
  • Decreasing heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Improving heart function and lowering risk of heart disease

These are just some of the many progesterone cream results experienced by women and men who receive doctor prescribed HRT for progesterone deficiency.

What to Expect from Progesterone Therapy

Progesterone Results

Once the doctor determines that progesterone decline is an issue, the right protocol can begin. In this case, it will probably be progesterone cream. This is not the same thing as synthetic progestin, nor should one be used interchangeably for the other. Progestin is the chemical that increases certain risks in menopausal women. Only topical or transdermal progesterone cream should be used at this stage of life.

What can you expect from your progesterone results? Most people find that they have increased energy and sleep better at night. For many individuals, these two benefits would stand alone on their merit, but there is still so much more to discuss.

Because of its role as a precursor source for testosterone, progesterone therapy results include a better sex drive, improved performance, and increased pleasure. Men may notice an improved urinary flow as progesterone can have benefits for the prostate. Body odor, sweat, muscle tone, and belly fat all see positive improvements.

Women in their child-bearing years may require progesterone supplementation to help thicken their uterine wall lining (endometrium). This provides the necessary support for the fertilized egg as well as helping to nurture the growing fetus. Progesterone use may be needed to help stimulate the milk-producing glands after delivery if a woman is having difficulty producing milk for breastfeeding her new infant. The results of progesterone cream have also been noted as a positive treatment for postpartum depression.

Progesterone helps balance out the effects of estrogen dominance when estrogen levels are higher than normal – often an issue with cases of progesterone deficiency or low testosterone.

It is often difficult to determine what type of hormone deficiency a person has based solely on symptoms. Many of these declines mimic one another regarding changes taking place in the body. To ensure the proper treatment at the right dosage, contact a hormone replacement specialist such as the ones right here at National HRT. We offer confidential consultations by phone at no charge. Blood testing is offered at the local level at convenient labs. Call today to learn more about how we can help you feel like your old “younger” self again.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on July 8, 2019

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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