Problem with my cycle

by Hana
(NY)

I just got my blood work results. My progesterone was very low. My estrogen was also low somewhere between 0-15. The Luteal phase which is normal between 2.6-21 was 0.8. The Dr. thinks I'm bleeding but not ovulating and that the endometrial lining is getting thick and she wants me to go for an ultrasound. She also said this is normal during peri-menopause. Could you tell me if Natpro will help me. And what kind of dose would I need. Also is it still effective after the expiration date on the bottle?

Thanks

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Jan 27, 2013
Problem with my cycle
by: Wray

Hi Hana Your doctor is quite right about the bleeding but not ovulating in Peri-menopause. Anovulatory cycles actually begin round about age 35, and increase in frequency from then on. Towards the end of peri, our cycles can become very erratic, with either spotting or flooding. Some women have a continual period. Oestrogen causes the uterine lining to thicken. The MMPs cause it to break down. So if oestrogen and the MMPs are high there will be a continual bleeding and building up. Oestrogen stimulates the MMPs, progesterone suppresses both these and oestrogen. But if we don't ovulate we make no ovarian progesterone, so there is nothing to counter this problem. We have more info on our page about Menstruation. Progesterone certainly helps, but if you have continual bleeding, you will need to use 400mg/day progesterone and to take at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine and at least 5000iu per day vitamin D. The NAC inhibits the MMPs, taurine is low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, see here. And vitamin D stops cells proliferating, plus it's needed by every cell to function normally. The progesterone will still be effective in the Natpro after expiration. Just check for rancidity, as this could occur with the other ingredients. Although we've yet to experience it. Take care Wray

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