Elevated Blood Pressure, can Progesterone help?
Two days ago I turned 51. I've been having hot flushes for about six months. The onset of menopause is an exciting time, having suffered for many many years with one ailment or another every month. Being period free is a new lease of life for me.
Recently my blood pressure readings are showing signs of raising to where the doctors want to start me on medication. I am healthy and fit, I eat well, don't smoke or drink and so on - I do all the right things.
I've been telling my doctors for years that I have estrogen dominance - they just ingnored me... It's only recently I have found all this information about the subject and am in the process of buying my first batch of progesterone cream.
My question is this - is there a possiblilty that when I start using the progesterone cream the balance could bring the blood pressure back to within a more normal range ?
My family history indicates to the doctors to put me immediately on medication. I don't want to start taking blood pressure drugs until I have tried a more natural approach. In fact, maybe the elder women in my family, who have died in their early 50's would have benefitted from progesterone - we'll never know about them but maybe, I can stop the trend!?