Why progesterone is important, even if you don’t have a uterus

Progesterone kind of gets the short end of the stick when it comes to being recognized as giving us huge benefits during the perimenopause and menopause years. 

Because most doctors associate it only with opposing estrogen and keeping the uterine lining from growing, it gets pushed aside and forgotten in HRT if you don’t have a uterus. 

It’s kind of treated as the step-sister of estrogen and is not given the credit it deserves!!!

 Here are all of the wonderful things progesterone does for us!

🔹 Supports bone density and strength. (We usually think of this as estrogen’s role)

🔹 It has a calming effect on the brain, contributing to a sense of relaxation and well-being.

🔹 Potentially reduces the risk of heart disease.

🔹 Reduces inflammation-keeps autoimmune disease at bay.

🔹 It helps with sleep

🔹 It helps with T4-T3 conversion (thyroid hormones)

🔹 In men, progesterone helps regulate testosterone and can impact libido, fertility, and overall well-being. (I thought I’d add this one, in case there’s a man in your life)

Progesterone matters! Even if you don’t have a uterus. 

It’s a vital component of your overall health and well-being. 💚 

BTW-many women find that even if estrogen replacement may not be a good plan for them, they can reap benefits from the use of progesterone alone.

P.S. It’s super important that the progesterone is a micronized progesterone if oral and not progestin. Topical creams work well, too.

One last PS. Some women are a bit sensitive to progesterone and it may take a bit of patience on both your part and your doctor’s to find what works for you.

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