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Progesterone for Women Booklet

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Hot Flashes

Vasomotor disorder affecting peri- and menopausal women of unknown aetiology

Also known as Hot Flushes

About the Condition

Hot flashes can be one of the most distressing problems that women face when going through menopause. Many women find that their hot flashes reduce and their night sweats diminish with estrogen supplementation only to be replaced with the estrogen dominant symptoms of anxiety, depression, palpitations, loss of confidence, mood changes and irritability. This is simply because supplementing estrogen without balancing the effects with natural progesterone increases the underlying hormonal imbalance.

Remember, menopause is the time when ovulation ceases and if there is no ovaluation there is NO progesterone production.

Next page: Symptoms of Hot Flashes

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Symptoms of Hot Flashes

Hot flash symptoms are a red, flushed look to the face and neck in light-skinned women. Often a woman will perspire to cool the body down. An increased pulse rate and a sensation of rapid heart beating may also occur. Hot flashes are often followed by a cold chill. A few women experience only the chill.

Next page: Causes of Hot Flashes

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ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

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Causes of Hot Flashes

Primary Causes:

  • Climacteric, perimenopause, primary ovarian failure resulting in changes in hormonal levels.
  • Hot flashes are thought to be the result of changes in the hypothalamus as a result of this hormonal decline.
  • If the hypothalamus mistakenly senses that a woman is too warm, it starts a chain of events to cool her down. Blood vessels near the surface of the skin begin to dilate (enlarge), increasing blood flow to the surface in an attempt to dissipate body heat.

In most women hot flashes diminish with lengthened time of the menopausal transition. A small percentage of women will have hot flashes for life.

Next page: Treatment for Hot Flashes

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For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

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Treatment for Hot Flashes

Tests: U. & S.FSH, S.estradiol, S.LH, Pap. smear, U.estrogens, B.HGG, S.DHEA-S, S.testosterone, free Testosterone

Counselling as to benefits versus the risks associated with short-term estrogen use. Quality-of-life issues vs potential risks. Alternative non-estrogen based therapies including natural progesterone use may be required.

Many women find that at the time of menopause, supplementing progesterone rather than estrogen improves the estrogen dominant symptoms. As well as providing relief from hot flashes and night sweats, it narrows the imbalance between the hormones. Progesterone provides a balance to the lack of naturally produced progesterone due to the cessation of ovulation at menopause.

Secondary Considerations

Potential for osteoporosis in longer term.

Next page: Further information about Hot Flashes

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

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Topics discussed in the Natural Progesterone Cream booklet include:

  • Natural Progesterone Cream - an Introduction
  • Natural Progesterone - A History
  • Natural Progesterone Deficiency and Estrogen Dominance
  • Estrogen Dominance and the Menopausal and Peri-menopausal years
  • Natural Progesterone - Treatment Options
    • Period Pain
    • Irregular and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
    • Breast Disorders
    • Depression and anxiety attacks
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Hormonal-induced Headaches and Migraines
    • Anovulation

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ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

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