Progesterone & Hysterectomy

by Sylvia
(RSA)

I am a 58 year old woman who has had a hysterectomy 10 years ago, and who has one ovary left.

At the time the gynecologist told me I do not have to use any HRT, until I started getting hot flushes (randomly) about 2 years ago. Last year in July I started using the cream which helped for a while & then in December the hot flushes were at its highest, I then stopped using the cream and it was manageable.

According to my GP it is not Progesterone but Estrogen that needs to be replaced and she put me on the Estrogen sticker which seems to help a lot.

I am taking Vitamin & Mineral energy capsules, eat Flaxseeds an nuts with my meusli, fruit & nuts with yoghurt on a daily basis. I am a novice when it comes to all this, and when to use what, and would appreciate if you could give me some answers and are looking forward to your reply.

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Feb 21, 2011
Progesterone & Hysterectomy
by: Wray

Hi Sylvia Well I can't agree with your GP, as progesterone also drops at menopause, and if the ovaries are removed. But oestrogen never drops to zero, as our fat cells continue to make it. But as oestrogen is a mitogen, it stimulates more fat cells to develop, so a vicious cycle starts. But oestrogen also stimulates other cells to develop, particularly in the breast, for more on this please see our page on HRT. I don't believe any of us needs more oestrogen, there are now over 100 oestrogen mimics on our planet. No animal, including humans, escapes them. For more info please see the website Our Stolen Future. You are getting some oestrogen in the flax seeds too. For more info on progesterone and Menopause please read through our page. We do have a distributor in RSA who could give you advice by phone or email. If you'd like to contact her, please do so via her website here. Take care Wray

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