Body-Identical Hormone Therapy for Perimenopause and Menopause

Body identical or bio-identical hormone therapy is safer.

Bio-identical or body-identical hormone therapy is hormone therapy that uses estradiol and progesterone exactly identical to the body’s own hormones.

It’s a modern type of hormone therapy and quite different from old types of hormone replacement therapy such as Premarin and Provera.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Natural Treatment of Menstrual or Hormonal Migraines

menstrual migrainesMenstrual or hormonal migraines are caused by the drop from high to low estrogen. An underlying problem with mast cell activation and high histamine can also play a role.

Magnesium and natural progesterone are the top two natural treatment for migraine prevention. Other strategies include reducing histamine and maybe avoiding gluten. The pill is not a good solution because it can worsen migraines.

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Natural Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsNatural progesterone can work for heavy or flooding periods but you also need to consider the underlying cause of your heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, endometriosis or adenomyosis, and thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow, including natural progesterone.

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Rescue Prescription for Menopause and Perimenopause

Natural treatment for perimenopause.

Perimenopause is the two to twelve years before menopause. It can cause heavy periods, mood swings, insomnia, and night sweats.

Menopause is the life phase that begins one year after the last period. It can cause hot flushes, weight gain, and insomnia.

Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms can be relieved by natural treatments such as magnesium, taurine, progesterone, and transdermal estrogen.

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