Uterine Fibroids-Does Natural Progesterone Help?
Is this a case of Estrogen Dominence.
A pharmaceutical company that is developing drug that attaches to progesterone receptors to try to shrink fibroids; a (SPRM) selective progesterone receptor modulator. This selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM), which acts directly on the progesterone receptors in three target tissues: the endometrium (uterine lining), uterine fibroids, and the pituitary gland.
I would like to share my thought process that will reveal my hypothesis and get your opinions.
I will use the risk factors and prevalence of uterine fibroids stated by the drug rep as of 2016 to make my point.
(BTW, this is the opinion of other practitioners and these observations are from my clinical practice as well.)
If a women’s BMI>30 3x risk of uterine fibroids.
Which hormone is usually high is over weight women? ESTROGEN
The prevalence increases in 40s and 50s. By 50 years, 80% of AA and 70% of Caucasians will have a uterine fibroid.
Which hormone is dominant when we stop releasing good eggs from our ovaries and therefore no corpus lutiem and have a lack of progesterone? ESTROGEN
Why does the prevalence of uterine fibroids begin to decrease when women grow through menopause? Which hormone decreases at that time? ESTROGEN
So…if too much estrogen makes fibroids grow, what balances and counters estrogen’s effects? PROGESTERONE.
My question is WHY BLOCK IT? When I add enough natural progesterone to clients who have fibroids, they decrease in size over time.
Also, I would REALLY hesitate to deprive my clients of progesterone because natural progesterone organically contributes to the following:
So for more energetic days, romantic nights and shrinking fibroids, continue to follow me and learn more at Advanced Hormone Consulting. Hormoneconsulting.org
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