Women from puberty to menopause publish using bioidentical hormones and know the benefits, and here two private GP with many years of experience give their views [
the comment of Dr. Dame Shirley Bond DCmdrSOStj MB BS LRCP MRCS FFARCS
As a private PG has been prescribing progesterone for more than 30 years, Dr. Shirley Bond worked with the late Dr. John Lee – pioneered the use of bioidentical progesterone – and has seen the benefits for their patients. So why it is still rejected by those who should know better? Here you are given their views on the use of bioidentical hormones.
Before using natural progesterone Researched and its physiological effects fully. I am increasingly frustrated by the increase in anti-progesterone literature especially when the view is supported by inaccurate statements. The latest I’ve found is in a book written by Dr. Marilyn Glenville. While I respect her as a nutritionist, I feel it necessary to say that is not a medical doctor, but has a doctorate in nutrition that entitles you to use the prefix Dr.
synthetic progesterone does not exist
No substances such as synthetic progestins – are progestins / progestogens and are completely different from progesterone, which is a hormone that occurs naturally. Can be synthesized in a laboratory from soy or yam and chemical that results from this is identical in its chemical and molecular structure to the natural hormone. That is why the body recognizes as the same as the progesterone produced naturally in the body of a woman’s own.
When progestogens are synthesized in a laboratory what results is a completely different chemical molecule. This has one or two actions in the body similar to progesterone -., But has many that progesterone does and can, and do, cause problems
Progesterone can be taken orally, hence the existence of the form known as Utrogestan license. A higher dose needs to be determined in this way as some is removed by the liver because it is a naturally occurring hormone. When absorbed through the skin, in fact, go directly to the peripheral blood stream, but then goes to the liver where some is removed.
Progesterone and breast cancer
Much evidence supports the view that estrogen is the hormone that induces cancerous changes in breast tissue. Interestingly, it is also well documented that this effect increases when estrogen is combined with progestins and traditional HRT. If estrogen combined with progesterone, progestins not, this type of cancer that produces estrogen effect seems to be reduced, although there is not much research available at the moment.
It is true that most breast cancers with a high number of positive estrogen receptors also have a high number of positive progesterone receptors. It has been suggested that this could be a natural response of the body to reduce estrogen effect.
Regarding these receptors What so often forget is that hormone receptors are highly specific in the way they respond to hormones. They can only react as they are designed to react. The effect of estrogen on receptors in breast tissue is to increase the multiplication of cells. If this multiplication overreact in any tissue cancer cells develop. The effect of progesterone receptors in breast tissue is to promote maturation in normal cells of non-cancer cells.
Therefore, if a patient has progesterone receptor positive use of progesterone is beneficial.
While progesterone can increase blood vessel formation, there is no evidence that this increases the cancer cells. If there is something that should help the body’s natural response to cancer cells. We formed cancer cells in our body all the time, but if our immune system and blood supply to tissues is good, then these specific cells kill cancer cells!
Research on progesterone and osteoporosis was made many years ago and the trial was designed wrong. A group of women were divided into group A and B. Group A was given progesterone for 18 months followed by placebo for 18 months and the back was made for Group B. 18 months is not enough time for a change significant increase in bone density no matter what treatment is used, therefore, a positive result could not have been shown.
I used progesterone for osteoporosis, for me and for my patients, and with correct supplementation works.
Hormones are powerful substances and should be used only as a response to symptoms or conditions that will benefit and preferably under the supervision of a physician with experience in that specific field.
bioidentical hormones However, by their very nature should be better and safer than substitute chemicals that mimic the action of natural hormones, but without the same benefits as the body can not respond normally.
Comment by Dr. Tony Coope M.B; Channel B; D.Obst.RCOG
Dr. Tony Coope has over twenty years of experience in general practice, before which he spent four years as a hospitalist, covering the fields of medicine, surgery , pediatrics, geriatrics and emergency medicine / trauma.
Currently works as a private practice general practitioner with an integrated medical including the use of nutritional supplements, bio-identical hormones, botanicals and the use of sound and monochromatic light in healing approach.
Much of what is written about progesterone in the media, including misunderstandings by doctors and therapists, is a complete distortion of the truth. In the last two decades of practice I have noticed one woman who developed breast cancer, while progesterone, and there were several other factors involved, including the sporadic use of progesterone cream. My observation supports the view that progesterone receptors in cancer cells are a good thing, an opportunity to stop their proliferation and even to help prevent recurrence – in other words, it takes the role as tamoxifen, but without the side
the fact that the placenta during pregnancy increases progesterone levels by up to twenty to fifty times the norm tells us something about the safety of the hormone during this very sensitive time in the development of the baby. If it was any less positive thing, nature would never be so careless. To sow confusion and alarm in this way about bioidentical hormones is unacceptable when so much is known about its benefits to women in all areas of hormonal health.
The late Dr. John Lee progesterone widely used in practice and wrote and lectured around the world on the subject. His books are a good starting point for an authoritative and experienced the beneficial effects of bioidentical hormones. His most famous work is “What your doctor may not tell you about menopause ‘, but he wrote others about perimenopause and cancer.
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