What is hormonal acne and how does this problem arise?
As already explained, acne mostly occurs due to hormonal fluctuations in the body. Hormones play a key role in the development of acne. Because, they are not only responsible for the production of sebum and cell growth, but are also linked to hyperkeratosis. https://youtu.be/8W2uKmOxYtE
This is a cornification disorder where the skin is too horny. This then leads to impurities and blackheads. The hormones at work with acne and other impurities are, above all, the male sex hormones androgens, the growth hormones, insulin and the growth factor IGF-1, which is similar to insulin.
In particular, the androgens, the male sex hormones, are responsible for acne. Because, without these, the blemishes would not come about because acne is an androgen-mediated disease. People with androgen deficiency or who have a problem with the androgen receptors therefore usually have no acne.
Bio-Identical Hormones, Peri-Menopausal Bleeding and Peri-Menopausal Progesterone
Dr. Nishi Dhawan, Dr. Bal Pawa and Dr. Mark Rosengarten
Are you baffled by the symptoms of peri-menopause? Wondering what to do about perimenopausal bleeding? During this panel discussion you will learn about the hormonal
fluctuations in peri-menopause and how it may affect the patient. When there is perimenopausal bleeding, we will delve into the necessary investigations, possible diagnoses and treatment options. When hormonal supplementation is indicated let us help you determine the correct hormone and dosages with the evidence behind bio-identical hormones.
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In this short video, Dr. Mary James explains why a simple natural progesterone cream could be the key to restoring hormonal balance in a natural and lasting way.
Why choose a Bioidentical Progesterone cream?
The reason a USP Progesterone cream is so effective is because the hormone it contains is bioidentical, which means it is identical in every way to the molecular structure of the progesterone made in your own body. Because of this matching molecular structure, your body identifies and uses this progesterone as though it was produced internally. And because progesterone is a building block for so many other hormones, this supports your body’s natural function of making exactly the hormones it needs, when it needs them — the very definition of natural hormonal balance.
What does Bioidentical Progesterone Cream do?
The body is a chemistry lab of sorts. It makes tens of thousands of compounds, from hormones to enzymes and beyond. One of the most important is the metabolic pathway the body uses to make pregnenolone, cortisol, estrogens, testosterone, and more. Progesterone is used directly and as a building block to make the other hormones farther down this pathway. Your body needs progesterone for multiple purposes and functions, including:
Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle: Progesterone plays a crucial role in your monthly menstrual cycle by helping to “ripen” eggs and trigger ovulation.
Balancing Estrogen: Progesterone opposes estrogen and protects your uterus from excessive amounts of estrogen. Learn more about the dangers of estrogen dominance here: https://youtu.be/0BbfAEoW2Dk
Successful Pregnancy: In the case of pregnancy, progesterone is used to build a comfortable home in the uterine lining for a fertilized ovum. Progesterone Cream has also been used to treat infertility and prevent miscarriage.
Stress Management: Down one metabolic pathway, your body turns progesterone into cortisol, your stress hormone. If you experience chronic stress, you'll need a lot of progesterone to make enough cortisol. But the more you need to make, the less progesterone is available to go in the other direction, which includes making the various forms of estrogen. For healthy hormone balance, those forms of estrogen must be in the right amounts at the right times.
Sexual Satisfaction: Your body uses progesterone to make testosterone, which helps you with sexual arousal and orgasm.
As you can see, the body's need for progesterone is enormous!
But various lifestyle factors, including stress, sleep, diet and hormonal imbalance — especially in perimenopause, the years leading up to menopause — deplete the body’s natural progesterone, creating symptoms including:
Headaches + migraines
Hair thinning and hair loss
Because of its unique molecular structure, Bioidentical Progesterone Cream helps replenish the body’s progesterone levels to help alleviate your symptoms so you can feel the way you want to feel!
Is USP Progesterone Cream the same as HRT?
Not at all. One reason that traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) doesn’t work for so many women — and causes so many harmful side effects! — is because HRT uses synthetic, not bioidentical, hormones. Those synthetic hormones are usually made from horse urine. Yuck!
What does USP mean?
The USP mark on a dietary supplement label essentially means that “what’s on the label is in the bottle”, and that the product was made in accordance with the quality standards of the United States Pharmacopeia. USP standards for the following quality indicators are based on laboratory testing:
Identity – the product is what it claims to be
Potency – the product is present in the right amount
Purity– the product is free from impurities, contaminants or other unwanted ingredients
Performance – the product will dissolve in the body so the active ingredient can be absorbed
It’s vitally important to choose a Bioidentical Progesterone Cream that has been USP Certified. Otherwise, there’s no way for you to know that what you’re putting into your body is what’s on the label!
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Will progesterone help calm the vagus nerve?
Thank you so much for all this information. I've been slowly seeing sypmtoms of peri like HOT FLASHES and night sweats (I sleep with my ac on 60 deg. and fan blowing btw and I still wake up sweaty not soaked like my Dr. asked). I'm 36 but started developing in the 1st grade. Is getting my thyroid checked an effective way to test for peri? I pretty much have all the symptoms and my period is getting lighter and off by a few days everytime.
Can I use it without estrogen
My gynecologist is adamant that the ONLY way you can get progesterone is thru a pill or vaginally. Altho she prescribed me an estrogen patch. If one can be absorbed transdermally, why cant the other? And, my insurance wont pay for Prometrium, they only want to give me synthetic progesterone which Im guessing is Progestin. Its a pink pill with the letters 'AK' on it. I dont like it and it doesnt like me. Also I read someplace the creams can build up in tissues and then cause problems later on. I wish I could get information that wasnt conflicting.
How often should I switch where I apply the cream?