Natural Progesterone?

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Dianewest
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by Dianewest on Thu May 07, 2020 11:20 am

Natural Progesterone?

Hi

I've had endometriosis for a few years now and its been quite a battle with severe symptoms. I'm currently on standard HRT but not sure if it's causing some weird side effects. My friend suggested trying natural progesterone so was wondering if it would be effective in helping me with the symptoms? Not sure if it would be strong enough. Also are pills or creams better?

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Karolina Afors
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by Karolina Afors on Thu May 07, 2020 1:14 pm

Re: Natural Progesterone?

Bioidentical hormones are normally what are referred to as natural progesterone, however there are no randomised controlled trials comparing their effectiveness and safety against conventional HRT treatment.

Most important aspect of HRT prescribing is about individualising management according to symptoms and tailoring changes in doses of medication or type of HRT prescribed according to careful review of side effects and also depending on your past medical history.

Whether pills or creams are better depends more on your symptoms and side effects and about finding the right HRT treatment that works for you.

There are often GP with a special interest in menopause or you could be referred to specialist menopausal clinic at your local hospital to help support you in finding the right HRT treatment. In view of your history of endometriosis I would advise HRT at the lowest dose which helps manage your menopausal symptoms.
Karolina Afors
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - BSc MBBS MRCOG

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