i have a 70 year old husband who is suffering from short term memory loss. his progesterone level is .2 via a blood test. i have been studying this website hoping that maybe using progesterone would help him. we have done a couple of years of bioHRT via pellets but he hasn't had any for over 9 months. should we do that again and can he take an oral progesterone? what do you recommend?
thank you so much

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Mar 02, 2022
Memory Loss
by: Joy

Hi Kathleen

So sorry to hear about your husband it must be distressing for both of you.  

Natural progesterone will certainly help as mentioned on the Memory Loss page.  If you do decide to try progesterone again please consider using a good quality one such as Natpro which is a 3.33% cream.  I do not know how much he was using before but I would imagine that he will need to use a high dose. Studies show that estrogen is not effective so I would advise against the pellets.  However, if you feel that he benefited then you should continue.

Progesterone increases BDNF and protects against glutamate excitotoxicity. It also promotes myelination of nerves. As an anti-inflammatory it inhibits lipid perioxidation. The progesterone metabolite, allopregnanolone (THP), is significantly lower in demented patients. It shows promise as a bio-marker, and one can only assume a potential treatment if raised, as it reverses cognitive decline in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Progesterone and its metabolites (DHP and THP) resulted in a significant decrease in the expression of tau. Progesterone significantly reduces tau hyperphosphorylation.

I have dealt with many over the years who suffer from memory loss etc.  Many are finding that MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride) is helping them.  View this video.  

Vitamin D3 is extremely important, it is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital.  The co-factors are equally important.

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