Hair Loss and Progestreone

by Mary
(Oklahoma)

When I started Menopause, my hair (that was course and thick) slowly began to come out.. Last month, I received an article concerning this..and the answer was said to be progesterone.(natural), so I started the search to find this and I stumbled over this site.. ordered and now am trying it.
My question...how much should I use daily ?? and will this have any side effects or cause my bladder tumor to return ??
Please let me know as soon as possible, I just hope the hair problem will be helped.. ( I had no treatments of any kind for the tumor, except the removal almost 2 years ago)..
Thank you,
M.Crockett

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Sep 03, 2012
Hair Loss and Progestreone
by: Wray

Hi Mary Progesterone can help Hair Loss, but there are also a few nutrients known to help too. These are all listed on the page I've given you. I recommend between 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. It depends on how much excess oestrogen and testosterone are present. It's the testosterone which causes the hair loss, and progesterone does suppress this if enough is used. If bound to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) testosterone becomes inactive, progesterone raises levels of SHBG, see here, so preventing the rise of free testosterone. SHBG drops if sugars are eaten, even those found in all grains, legumes, dairy and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. Fructose, sucrose and glucose, reduce SHBG by 80, 50 and 40% respectively, see here. Thereby allowing testosterone to rise. It's best to avoid all the foods and sugars mentioned. I can't tell if you will get Oestrogen Dominance symptoms, this will only become apparent once you start the progesterone. I have found if too little is used it usually occurs. Progesterone inhibits mitosis, i.e. it doesn't cause cells to proliferate, whereas oestrogen is a known mitogen, hence it's implication in cancers, see our page on Cancer for more info. Take care Wray

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