Ovarian cysts & progesterone

by Beverley Andrews
(England)

My Mother is 76 years old & was rushed into hospital end of June this year with rapid heartbeat. She has a heart murmur & an overactive thyroid, in short, the thyroid had caused the heart problem, but when the Doctor injected Warfarin into her tummy, he found a lump. She was given a CT Scan & the 'Heart Dr' told her to our horror, that it was a tumour. On being referred to the Gynocologist, he promptly said after feeling her tummy, that it wasn't a tumour, but two ovarian cysts, that he felt had been there for a long time & were benign. However, he said he couldn't be sure unless he did a full hysterectomy, to make sure nothing sinster was there. Mum's heart's not strong enough for an op., she's had countless blood tests etc., now they want to do a bone scan & she has refused to go or have anymore tests, she's so afraid. So we are going down the natural route & she is putting on natural progesterone cream everyday. Can you tell me if you think this will shrink the cysts in a lady of her age ?

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Sep 21, 2007
Ovarian cysts & progesterone
by: Wray

Dear Beverley I don't blame you for going the natural route! I see no reason why they shouldn't, despite her age. After all they are a result of too much oestrogen. Only oestrogen has the capacity to cause an increase in cells. Progesterone has the opposite affect.

I would like to know how much she's putting on and what strength the cream is, as that can have a bearing. If too little it won't have any affect. She's been put under tremendous stress recently, the progesterone will help this, but please ask her to take a vitamin B complex, as these get depleted when stressed. And extra B5, the stress vitamin. She would also benefit from taking the amino acid GABA, it's our major calming neurotransmitter. Her heart should be helped by taking another amino acid called taurine. It's used for treating heart problems and like GABA is a calming neurotransmitter. Hope this helps! Take care Wray

Sep 30, 2007
I Hope This Helps
by: Anonymous

Thyroid imbalances can be brought into balance with by taking selenium, iodine and zinc everyday.

The ovarian cysts can be greatly helped by taking progesterone through food as well. Wild yam is high in it and does supplement the body very well. Please note, if you have a yeast overgrowth or problems with re-occuring fungal infections, then do not take wild yam or progesterone.

U O Clear is another product known to help minimise ovarian cysts. You can get this one over the internet. To get the best results, it is useful to alternate between these products on
a weekly basis. Shatavari (Pukka) is also helpful in shrinking cysts.

By boiling corydalis (chinese), Oregan Grape, Ladies Mantle and gotu kola together will help. They are all helpful herbs in minimising and removing excess toxins and fat from the body. Making cauliflower juice will help your liver work more efficiently.

I hope this helps as I'm sure it will.

Oct 20, 2007
Ovarian cysts & progesterone
by: Wray

I must disagree about two comments made by 'anonymous'...

Progesterone is not found in plants, it's an animal hormone. So it's pointless trying to eat yams etc to get progesterone. Plant steroids are the most important source of steroidal drugs. Some of them are diosgenin, hecogenin, solasodine, stigmasterol. In 1976, stigmasterol was the starting material for 25% of the world production of steroids, and it has now overtaken diosgenin as the principal starting material for the industrial semi-synthesis of steroids.

The second point I disagree on is not to use progesterone if a fungal infection is present. There are many studies showing that progesterone inhibits the growth of many fungi.

A. benhamiae, M. canis, and T. rubrum are all inhibited by progesterone in a dose-responsive manner.

Significantly lower progesterone levels in RVVC (recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis) patients as compared to the healthy controls suggest a link between an altered hormonal status and one of possible causes of RVVC in these women.

Estrogen was found to reduce the ability of vaginal epithelial cells to inhibit the growth of C. albicans. These results suggest that estrogen, but not progesterone, is an important factor in hormone-associated susceptibility to C. albicans vaginitis.

There are many more!




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