Hot Flushes


(UK)

I have been using Natpro for almost 2 years now and it has definitely helped with thinning hair, but I still get hot flushes.

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Jul 16, 2010
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by: Vicki

I wonder how much progesterone you've been using?


Jul 16, 2010
Hot Flushes
by: Cheryl

When I start getting hot flushes again I increase my progesterone level. Taking Vitamin D seems to really help also; for me anyway. I am sure Wray will give you some good insight.

Jul 20, 2010
Hot Flushes
by: Wray

Hi there I'm pleased it's helped the hair loss, but hot flushes need a boost of progesterone to stop them. I've found 400mg/day for 4-5 days is necessary, then reduce the amount very slowly until the optimum is found. 3 additional nutrients you could consider for hair loss are 2000mg/day N-acetyl csyteine, 2000mg/day inositol (often called the anti-alopecia vitamin) and 2-3mg biotin. The hair, skin and nails comprise ±14% cysteine, it makes all three wonderful strong. Take care Wray

Jul 21, 2010
Hot Flushes
by: Wray

Hi Cheryl So pleased you're using the progesterone as it's meant to be used! It should never be used as a 'dose' but entirely on symptoms, if worse use more. Then reduce the amount again. So pleased the vitamin D is helping too, I can't emphasise how important it is for us. Besides a low level reduces the benefits of progesterone, so it should help! Take care Wray

Jul 23, 2010
Hot flushes
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the advice regarding the flushes. I've now started using a little all day long instead of just night and morning and it seems to be helping. Wray, will take your advice on other things to take. Many thanks!

Jul 25, 2010
Hot flushes
by: Wray

Hi there So delighted! And please try those nutrients, they are wonderful. I take them every day, not that I had hair loss, my faith in progesterone would have dropped if I had! But I did find my skin was becoming weak, and now it's not. Take care Wray

Jul 26, 2010
hot flushes
by: Ann

Wray, You said to take 400mg natpro per day for 4-5 days for hot flushes and then reduce as necessary. That's a whole tube, isn't it! Also, what dosage of Vit. D do you recommend. Many thanks

Jul 30, 2010
hot flushes
by: Wray

Hi Ann Yes I'm afraid you're right, a whole tube! But it does work. You can try less, we're all so different, you might not need as much. But I find experimenting with the amount can also start costing too much, this way it's over and done with! And no less than 5000iu's per day vitamin D. The minimum level in the blood should be 50ng/ml or 125nmol/L. Better if it's in the 80-100ng/ml or 200-250nmol/L range. The 5000iu's keeps the level topped up. We don't start storing vitamin D until levels in the blood reach 40ng/ml or 100nmol/L. The following list gives an indication of levels of vitamin D found in the blood. The test should be done for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called calcidiol......
Sufficient - 50?100ng/ml or 125-250nmol/L
Hypovitaminosis - less than 30ng/ml or 75 nmol/L
Deficiency - less than 25ng/ml or 62.4nmol/L
For more information please see here. Take care Wray

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