Can low progesterone cause coliltis?

I began having hot flashes and shortly after that was diagnosed with colitis. Is colitis a symptom of estrogen dominance?

Can colitis be corrected with progesterone?

Or is colitis connected with sugar?

Drs only want to treat symptoms and don't even try to find the cause.

What is your opinion?

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May 10, 2012
Can low progesterone cause coliltis?
by: Wray

Hi there Colitis can be caused by so many things, the end result being inflammation. So I can't say if yours was caused by oestrogen, or low progesterone. Oestrogen is not normally classified as a factor in it's cause. But it is an inflammatory hormone, so could exacerbate an already existing condition. Progesterone does help the gut if trauma has been experienced. Plus in Crohn's disease, another inflammatory gut disease, symptoms appear to get worse during the few days before bleeding, see here, here and here. This is undoubtedly caused by progesterone withdrawal, leaving oestrogen the dominant hormone. All sugars are the most inflammatory 'foods' we could eat. Glycation occurs when a sugar molecule binds to a protein or lipid molecule without the control of an enzyme. This impairs the function of the molecule, leading to advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), resulting in many of our inflammatory diseases. Sugar should be avoided at all costs, including those hidden in all grains, legumes and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. If you should consider using progesterone, please see our page on How to use progesterone cream, or Peri-menopause if you're in this age group. But please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance before using progesterone. We also have a page on Hot Flushes. Continued below

May 10, 2012
Can low progesterone cause coliltis? Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there Please have a vitamin D test done, a lack of this reduces the benefits of progesterone, and often causes gut problems, see here, here and here. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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