How does it happen?

by Mustafa

Please tell me how does progesterone work to rid excess estrogen?

I'm a man yet a friend of mine is going through HRT and I don't think that it's working for her. I am asking this because earlier you mention pro as the mother of all hormones saying in women estrogen is produced from pro and in men testesterone is produced from pro. So when a man is under estrogen dominance ok I understand progesterone is turned into testesterone and the ideal balance can be reached. How about women who have estrogen excess they receive pro and doesn't it turn into new estrogen? Thanks.

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Nov 03, 2011
How does it happen?
by: Wray

Hi Mustafa How kind of you to enquire for your friend. I don't believe any of us needs extra oestrogen, least of all as HRT. It has the potential to cause more harm than good, if indeed it has any good points. Yes both oestrogen and testosterone are produced from progesterone. But many of our symptoms, in both men and women, are caused by excess oestrogen. And in women excess testosterone too. Using supplemental progesterone, if in high enough amounts, suppresses both these hormones. In case you are thinking of using it yourself, please be assured it does not reduce libido, in fact we have many men using it to increase theirs, plus reducing BPH and prostate cancer symptoms, see here, here here and here. These are some papers on progesterone and men, see here, here, here, here, here and here. I recommend 100-200mg/day progesterone, dependant on symptoms. If she should consider using progesterone instead of the HRT, please ask her to read these pages first on Peri-menopause, Menopause and Oestrogen Dominance. Take care Wray

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