POLICISTIC OVARIES

by I. BALTICO
(SWITZERLAND)

I AM 51. HAD LONG HISTORY OF POLICISTIC OVARIES AND FIBROCISTIC BREASTS. AS A RESULT I WAS NOT ABLE TO CONCIEVE. ALSO, HAD TERRIBLE PMS SYMPTOMS WHICH NOW GOT WORSE. MY PERIODS ARE TOTALLY ERATIC.

I GAINED WEIGHT, HAVE VERY PAINFUL AND MUCH LARGER BREASTS, SLEEPING PROBLEMS AND WHAT IS THE WORST, MY HAIR IS THINING RAPIDLY. I ORDERED THE NATURAL PROGESTERONE CREAM NATPRO ON THIS SITE, BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW TO AND HOW MUCH TO USE. IF I USE IT EVERY DAY WHAT WOULD BE THE AMOUNT? I WOULD APPRECIATE VERY MUCH IF YOU COULD LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU.

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Jan 02, 2011
POLICISTIC OVARIES
by: Wray

Hi there Although you are past the poly cystic ovary stage, you might like to read about it on our PCOS page. Progesterone does play a role in this, as it does in fibrocystic breasts, see here, here and here. The weight gain in peri-menopause occurs in many women, but it's not normal. It's caused by excess oestrogen, which stimulates fat cells. Not only that but fat cells are a non-ovarian source of oestrogen, so a vicious cycle starts. Oestrogen also causes Insulin Resistance, which in turn causes weight gain. Finally a lack of vitamin D causes weight gain, please have a test done. Far too many of us have too low a level, for more info see the Vitamin D council website. A lack of vitamin D also plays a role in PCOS, sleeping problems and hair loss. Plus a lack of this vitamin reduces the benefits of progesterone. I recommend 100-200mg/day progesterone, dependant on symptoms. I suggest you use the higher amount to begin with as your symptoms warrant it. It's easy enough to reduce once they are better. For more info on it's use please see our page on Menopause. Please also read the page on Oestrogen Dominance first before starting it. I use progesterone daily, and have for 15 years now, it's perfectly safe to do so. You might like to consider taking 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, 2000mg/day inositol, 2-3mg/day biotin and 100mg/day thiamine (B1). These all help with hair loss, in fact inositol is called the anti-alopecia vitamin. Take care Wray

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