Hormone testing

by Anne


I am 48 and just had some bloodwork done. I asked my doctor to run some hormones, but she said she is not familiar with how to interpret them.

My progesterone was 9.75ng/ml and my estradiol was 267.5. What does this mean?

I workout 5-6 days a week, eat clean and use natural progesterone (natpro) 400 mg

I want to over come estrogen dominance, etc..


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Nov 24, 2017
Hormone testing
by: Joy

Hi Anne

Doctors amaze me, they really do. Perhaps you could show your doctor the Hormone Testing page, see below. Your progesterone:estradiol (E2) ratio is 36:1, it should be about 600:1 as explained on the page.

You are also in peri-menopause which starts at 35 when progesterone levels start to drop, often playing havoc on our hormones. It can be a torrid time for some women but it need not be with the correct use of progesterone. A missed period for 12 months puts one in menopause.

You do not state how long you have been using Natpro for, but it takes 2-6 months for the body to adjust, longer if symptoms are severe. 400mg is a good amount to use, but if you find this not working, then try increasing to an amount that will suit you, you will have to experiment with this. Once all your estrogen dominance symptoms have cleared and you feel stable, you can reduce the amount very slowly to a level that suits you. A reminder that progesterone should be used no less than twice a day.

A Vitamin D3 deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Do you know what your level is? It is also connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital. Co-factors are needed when taking vit D3.

Please read the following pages and the references as they will explain things in much more detail.

Peri-Menopause -

Menopause -

Estrogen Dominance -

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Vitamin D3 -

Magnesium -

Hormone Testing -

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