70 year old happily married retired secretary

by Sandy
(Port Charlotte, FL)

I've sent in my story already and so far, none of the contacts have my problem.

Will progesterone cream help me to stop losing my hair? My husband said even my Mom had thinning hair when she was my age. I've been looking at a lot of heads lately and, yah, a lot of women my age are losing their hair. Maybe I'm over-reacting. Maybe I'll just live with it and keep changing my bangs or hair style.

I'm a cancer survivor of one year, so far. No HRT's. No chemo, just radiation treatments. Just old age creeping up on me.

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Jan 30, 2010
70 year old happily married retired secretary
by: Wray

Hi Sandy. Progesterone can help hair loss, if it's hormonally related or due to stress. Progesterone activates the GABA receptor sites, GABA is one of our most calming neurotransmitters so helps with stress. You could also try inositol, the anti-alopecia vitamin, about 2000mg/day. Plus 2000mg/day of N-acetyl cysteine, about 14% of hair, skin and nails comprise cysteine. Supplementing with it usually makes all three strong and healthy. Another B vitamin biotin prevents dry, brittle hair, about 1-3mg/day is needed. Take care, Wray

Aug 03, 2022
Age 70
by: Anonymous

I did see an old comment(8) years ago concerning being 70. After reading problems 50% of all info on this site plus another site that unfortunately many things plaguing me today were caused by major hormonal imbalance. I was blessed to have 3 healthy births and only one miscarriage. Altho at age 42 they discovered ovarian tumors (fortunately benign) the size of grapefruits. A total hysterectomy was needed. I was "filled" with endometriosis that was not totally removed as it had made its way to surrounding areas. For 8 years I wore some patch-probably synthetic junk. I unexpectedly encountered a compounding pharmacist and he told me importance of bio-identical cremes. I used an estrogen creme and a progesterone creme for 8 years. I unfortunately read some Main Street studies snd they told you how bad (added)hormones were for you and after menopause you should get off them. I was 58 and thought I should. I was diagnosed 2 years later with high blood pressure(I had always had low), 3 years later with osteoporosis, and weight gain - So at 70 now I am experiencing insomnia, occasional hot flashes, huge loss of hair, and weight I can’t shed weight unless I don’t eat! I have been on a paleo diet for 4 years. We eat clean. I take great researched supplements inc vitamin D3 with K. Unfortunately I am figuring all this out as it seems hormonal imbalance has been a major factor in these health issues. Would progesterone cream be recommended at my age. Has anyone had good results at my age?Would there be a reason at my age to also use a natural estrogen?? Sorry this was so long. I’m very appreciative of this site and the knowledge presented.

Aug 04, 2022

by: Wray

Hi Anonymous

This page may interest you, it discusses progesterone and 70 year olds. One is never too old to use it. In fact we should all be using it, young and old, male and female. I am not going to repeat what is already on the page.

I do believe that with the correct use of progesterone your cysts, endometriosis could have been avoided. Most cysts are caused by excess estrogen. I used to be riddled with them until I started using Natpro Progesterone Cream. I am now 67 and will never stop using it. You are also suffering from Estrogen Dominance, link given on the page given to you. I do not believe that any woman needs to take extra estrogen of any kind. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment, why take more?

Endometriosis is caused by oxidative stress and unless your Inflammation is dealt with you will always battle with it. Try to include fermented foods into your diet. It helps with inflammation and deals with gut issues. If the gut is not healthy it causes many issues.

Hot Flushes are dreadful, link given. If you are thinking of going the progesterone route, nothing less that 400mg will help them using a good quality progesterone cream such as Natpro which is a 3% cream. Once the flushes are under control you can slowly start to reduce the amount to a level that suits you. Use half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. The How to use Progesterone Cream page has more info on this.

I am pleased to read that you are taking Vitamin D3 and K but please do not forget magnesium and make sure that your D3 level is optimal.

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