Don't we still need progesterone?

by Elaine
(Arizona)

I'm told that since I have no uterus or ovaries, I no longer need progesterone. I am injected with bioidentical hormones pellets, but only after blood tests which check levels for estrogen and testosterone. Progesterone is not even checked and certainly not given. Don't we still need progesterone?

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Oct 20, 2009
Yes
by: Anonymous

All vertebrate animals depend on progesterone throughout their lives. As we age our levels drop. It is produced by the ovaries but also by the corpus luteum in both sexes. If you are over the age of 45 it is very likely your levels have dropped regardless of whether you are male or female or whether you still have your ovaries if female. There are some great articles out there about the hormones associated with effects of aging and how they can be safely and effectively supplemented - this one by Ray Peat is a good start... http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/three-hormones.shtml
...but there is plenty of information out there. You'll be better served by looking up competent and responsible research and information than either asking people what the answers are or trusting your health care provider (no matter how good they are!) without taking that responsibility on for yourself. A lot of health care providers unfortunately don't get too much information about supplements that can't be patented and marketed by big pharmaceutical companies, and aren't always current with growing awareness or changes in thinking regarding many areas of wellness care.

Nov 18, 2009
Yes, you still need it!
by: Anonymous

I would highly recommend that you read the book, "Ageless" by Suzanne Somers. The book addresses this topic and much more. Yes, you still need progesterone!

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