4 Things to Know About Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Body identical hormone therapy.

This post is for all you forty and fifty-somethings who are looking for some kind of clarity around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or menopausal hormone therapy.

You want to know if HRT is safe and which type to choose. And you want to know if hormone treatment is actually going to help with the sleep disturbance and mood changes and crazy periods that you’re experiencing now (but really didn’t expect to see for a few more years).

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Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)

mood effects of progesteroneProgesterone 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 progesterone and mood.

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How to Treat Heavy Periods with Diet and Natural Progesterone

heavy periodsYes, you can use natural treatment for very heavy periods but you need the right treatment for your cause of heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) thyroid disease, 2) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, and 3) endometriosis or adenomyosis.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five ways to generally lighten flow. (You still want to treat the underlying cause, if you can.)

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