The progestins in hormonal birth control are not progesterone. Yet, so many journalists and even doctors use the word progesterone when they really mean a progestin drug such as drospirenone, levonorgestrel, or medroxyprogesterone. They are not the same thing.
Progesterone calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone seem to play a role in the mood symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). How can both things be true? The short answer is that progesterone is usually good for mood but can sometimes be bad. Keep reading for the longer answer about … Read moreWhy Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)
Perimenopause is the two to twelve years before menopause. It can cause symptoms such as heavy periods, mood swings, insomnia, and night sweats. They’re not nice symptoms, but fortunately, they can be relieved by some pretty simply treatment including magnesium, natural progesterone, and sometimes estrogen.
Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.