Progesterone Cream and Osteoporosis

by Teri

I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, 54 post menopausal, T score -3.7 (both my Mother and younger sister are on Fosamax and both have experiencd bladder problems which may be associated). I am otherwise healthy, do not smoke and seldom consume alcohol.

Since last month I am now taking a multi vitamin once daily and OSCAL 3xs a day, I have also started exercising daily, walking, stairs, squats and the like, I am resistent to the drug therapies and am seeking a natural route to reversal, paying attention to diet and exercise.

I have read the the progesterone cream therapy has had positive results associated with reversal of my diagnosis. My doctor has drawn blood to look at my calcium, mineral and for hypothyroid--results are pending. Any advice or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Nov 07, 2011
Progesterone Cream and Osteoporosis
by: Wray

Hi Teri Please avoid Fosamax, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Bones haven't forgotten how to repair themselves, and it's nothing to do with age either. It's often nothing more than a lack of vitamin D, and not calcium either. Magnesium is more important, as it's a co-factor for vitamin D, plus our soils are low in it, so therefore is our food. Interestingly, as we get older our skin looses some of it's ability to make vitamin D. Most of us are low in it, please have a test done. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml and not the 30ng/ml labs and doctors regard as adequate. And the minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Vitamin D is essential for bones, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. I've run out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Nov 07, 2011
Progesterone Cream and Osteoporosis
by: Wray

Hi Teri Progesterone, because of it?s affect on osteoblast cells, is actively involved in the building of bones. But unlike oestrogen, if the treatment is stopped the bones remain strong and there is no risk of cancer. Progesterone also increases thymidine incorporation into DNA, and proline incorporation into collagen proteins, see here, here, here here. I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. But if you should consider using it, please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance first. The amino sugars have been found to be critical for strong bones. In particular proteoglycans (PGs) and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), see here, here and here. Research has shown that a high protein diet increases bone strength by aiding in calcium deposition, see here and here. Take care Wray

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