Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy
Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy is available through Tache Pharmacy.
Generally, in order to receive progesterone hormone replacement therapy, clients will have a consultation with our Hormone Replacement pharmacist. Our pharmacist who specializes in the the hormone replacement will work together with your prescriber to determine if progesterone hormone therapy is right for you.
To book an appointment with our Hormone Replacement pharmacist please visit our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy page and fill out the consultation request form. The form is about half way down the page.
If you have more questions about progesterone therapy feel free to give us a call at (204) 233-3469 and speak to one of our pharmacists.
How Can Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy Help Me?
Progesterone is the balancing hormone for estrogen. If your progesterone levels become too low you can experience what is known as “estrogen dominance”. Estrogen dominance is essentially a hormonal imbalance in which your estrogen levels exceed levels in which your endogenous progesterone can “balance out” the effects of estrogen.
Hormone production, for most people, peaks around the age of 25. For women, estrogen production stays fairly stable from the age of 25 until menopause. However, when it comes to progesterone, after the peak at the age of 25, production levels fall steadily over the next 20 to 30 years. For most women, progesterone levels have dropped by 50% by the time they reach the age of 40. These levels continue to decline from that point until menopause.
This leads to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Since progesterone is the natural balancer of estrogen, many women experience the effects of estrogen dominance in this period known as perimenopause.
This imbalance in these important hormones can lead to thyroid hormone function disturbances leading to weight gain, potential insulin resistance, mood disturbances, insomnia, headaches, difficulty focusing, lack of sex drive, etc.
Progesterone replacement can create balance between estrogen and progesterone and therefore provide relief of these symptoms of estrogen dominance.
How do I know if I have low progesterone or progesterone deficiency?
In order to determine if your symptoms are caused by progesterone deficiency (low progesterone levels) our pharmacist, who specialized in bioidentical HRT, will need to have a consultation with you and hormone level testing will need to be performed. In most cases a diagnosis can be established based on your symptoms and then the diagnosis is confirmed by to hormone level lab test results.
Once it is established that your progesterone levels are low, our pharmacist will work with your prescriber to get a prescription for the correct dosage of progesterone for you.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause is a stage of life prior to menopause in which women can experience hormonal imbalances leading to symptoms related to those imbalances. The age range for perimenopause to begin is relatively wide.
Most women experience menopause between the ages of 40 and 58 years old with 51 years old being the average age.
Perimenopause can start as early as 35 years old for some women but more commonly it starts in your 40s.
For more information about perimenopause visit https://www.besthealthmag.ca/article/didnt-know-about-perimenopause/