THE ESTROGEN MYTH
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The following are excerpts from Dr. John R. Lee's book.
INFORMATION ABOUT PROGESTERONE & SLEEP PATTERNS
"...Many of my patients have volunteered that the first benefit they perceived from using natural progesterone was an improved sleep pattern. After years of unsettled sleep they now look forward to retiring each night because they know they will enjoy sound sleep and awaken refreshed in the morning. This is one of the reasons I tend to recommend that progesterone cream be applied at bedtime."
INFORMATION ABOUT PROGESTERONE & HEART DISEASE
"...A woman's passage through menopause results in a greater loss of progesterone than of estrogen. Perhaps the increase in heart disease risk after menopause is due more to progesterone deficiency than to estrogen deficiency. ...Progesterone increases the burning of fats for energy and, in addition, has anti-inflammatory effects. Both of these actions would be protectrive against coronary heart disease. Progesterone protects the integrity and function of cell membranes, whereas estrogen allows an influx of sodium and water while allowing loss of potassium and magnesium. Progesterone, a natural diuretic, promotes better sleep patterns and helps one deal with stress. When one reviews the known actions of progesterone, it is clear that many of its actions are also beneficial to the heart."
INFORMATION ABOUT POSTPARTUM BLUES & PROGESTERONE
"Many women experience depression in the days (and weeks) following childbirth. Other symptoms include headache, irritability, and sleeplessness. The depresson can be incapacitating and prolonged. Research by Brian Harris and colleagues in Wales found that, among 120 women, those with the highest prenatal and lowest postnatal progesterone levels also scored highest on measures of postpartum despression scores.
"...It would seem appropriate to measure progesterone levels a day or two after childbirth and, if found to be low, progesterone could be promptly supplemented. It is possible that this simple and safe therapy could make postpartum depression much easier to treat."
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ESTROGEN MYTH
"Most physicians are attempting to push hormone replacement therapy (HRT) featuring synthetic estrogens and progestins onto ALL menopausal women. Their enthusiasm for these drugs, however, is not backed up by the facts. Let's examine some of the claims being made for HRT.
"The chief argument for postmenopauseal estrogen supplementation is the keenly ingrained assumption of estrogen deficiency after menopause. This is touted in all pharmaceutical estrogen ads, many medical texts, lay publications, and by mainstream medical practitioners. Women are reminded that their mood swings, depressions, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, and accelerating osteoporosis are indisputable evidence of estrogen deficiency. Menopause is treated as the onset of an estrogen deficiency disease.
"It is true that menopause is known to be associated with decreasing estrogen levels, but what is not known is whether these decreased levels of estrogen do in fact cause all the symptoms of menopause."
INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDA
Candida like to live in the vagina. They grow well wherever it is warm, moist, and well supplied with their favorite nutrient--glucose. Skin and vaginal mucus contain glucose. Estrogen dominance increases mucus glucose, thereby facilitating candida growth... When hormone imbalance is restored to normal balance using progesterone, candida growth is less likely to persist. The normal benign bacteria are restored and the body heals itself of its candida population.
INFORMATION ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, undoubtedly has many causes. Estrogen dominance is one of them. ....Dr. Milton G. Crane... has concluded that estrogen dominance and oral contraceptive agents are a major cause of hypertension in women. ....The water retention caused by estrogen is the culprit. Since the extra water is contained within body cells and is not loose in the extracellular spaces, it is not effectively reduced by diuretics. In women not on contraceptive pills, estrogen dominance is synonymous with progesterone deficiency. When progesterone is resupplied, weight goes down (excess water is excreted) and blood pressure returns to normal.
INFORMATION ABOUT FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS
Many women present themselves to their doctors with breast swelling or tender, painful breasts occurring each month before their menstrual periods. ...From my women patients, I learned that fibrocystic breasts were most often merely a sign of estrogen dominance; relatively high estrogen and low progesterone. In my experience, using natural progesterone routinely resolves the problem. ....This treatment is simple, safe, inexpensive, successful, and natural.
INFORMATION ABOUT MIGRAINE HEADACHES
Migraines are serious headaches, most often occurring only on one side of the head, which are often preceded by a vague sense (aura) that the sufferer learns to recognize as an impending headache. ...When migraine headaches occur with regularity in women only at premenstrual times, they are most likely due to estrogen dominance. These are the lucky patients. Estrogen causes dilation of blood vessels, and thus contributes to the cause(s) of migraines. One of the many virtues of natural progesterone is that it helps restore normal vascular tone, counteracting the blood vessel dilation that causes the headache.
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