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Ovarian cysts, their symptoms and treatment with Natural Progesterone

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, (PCOS) and its treatment with Natural Progesterone.

These Are Some of the Symptoms of PCOS:


Do these symptoms describe you?


Dr. John Lee says:

"I recommend supplementation of normal physiological doses of progesterone to treat PCOS ( ovarian cysts ). If progesterone levels rise each month during the luteal phase of the cycle, as they are supposed to do, this maintains the normal synchronal pattern each month, and PCOS, rarely, if ever, occurs"

Natural progesterone should be the basis of treatment, along with attention to stress, exercise and diet.

If you have PCOS or symptoms of Ovarian Cysts.
You can use 15 to 20 mg of progesterone cream daily from day 14 to day 28 of your cycle, adjust accordingly. The disappearance of facial hair and acne are usually obvious signs that hormones are becoming balanced, but to see these results, you'll need to give treatment at least 6 months, in conjunction with proper diet and exercise.
If your symptoms fade, try gradually easing off the progesterone (take half the dose, for example) and see how it goes.
If your symptoms return, stay on the full dose for six more months. Ideally, as a young woman you would use the progesterone cream only during the months you need it, and encourage your body to return to its normal hormonal rhythms as much as possible.
Some women with many damaged follicles may always need to supplement with a little bit of progesterone cream.


Other important considerations.

The diet and PCOS:
By far the biggest lifestyle contributor to is poor diet. Young women with PCOS tend to eat far too much sugar and highly refined carbohydrates. These foods cause an unhealthy rise in insulin levels.
According to Jerilyn Prior, M.D., insulin stimulates androgen receptors on the outside of the ovary, causing the typical symptoms of excess hair (on the face, arms and legs), thin hair (on the head), and acne.
Eventually this type of diet will cause obesity, which will cause insulin resistance (the inability of the cells to make insulin) which will aggravate the cysts even more. The androgens also play a role in blocking the release of the egg from the follicle.

Ovarian cysts are a problem in many women. Dr. Peat says these are usually associated with a low thyroid condition, and that administration of thyroid hormone can get rid of them by lowering estrogen levels and making the ovaries produce more progesterone.

Dr. Lee's approach, on the other hand, is to administer just the progesterone directly. He says that "natural progesterone, given from day 5 to day 26 of the menstrual month for two to three cycles, will almost routinely " cause disappearance of these ovarian cysts by suppressing normal FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), and estrogen production and giving the ovary time to heal. Furthermore, studies have been reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute as far back as 1951 in which progesterone even produced evidence of regression of cervical tumors.
It's reassuring to know that progesterone can protect us in so many ways; but we must all be alert to the fact that the long-range harmful effects of "estrogen dominance" in the body are not widely recognized".