Fibroids and Natural Progesterone
Here is the part in Dr. Lee’s book about Fibroids.First of all he says they will disappear altogether at menopause but should be able to shrink them to an unnoticeable size until then with the cream. Italics are my notes
Otherwise known as myoma of the uterus, fibroids are the most common growth of the female genital tract. They are round, firm benign lumps of the muscular wall of the uterus, composed of smooth muscle and connective tissue, and are rarely solitary. Usually as small as a hen’s egg, they commonly grow gradually to the size of an orange or grape fruit. The largest fibroid on record weighed over 100 pounds (ouch). They often cause or are coincidental with heavier periods, irregular bleeding, and/or painful periods.After menopause, they usually wither away.
Fibroids are also one of he most common reasons that women in their thirties and forties have a hysterectomy. Some particularly skillful surgeons are capable of removing only the fibroid, leaving the uterus intact, but they are the exception.
Here again, natural progesterone offers a better alternative. Fibroid tumors, like breast fibrocysts, are a product of estrogen dominance. Estrogen stimulates their growth,and lack of estrogen causes them to atrophy. Estrogen dominance is a much greater problem than recognized by contemporary medicine. Many women in their mid-thirties begin to have an ovulatory (non-ovualting) cycles. As they approach the decade before menopause, they are producing much less progesterone than expected, but still producing normal (or more)estrogen. They retain water and salt, their breasts swell and become fibrocystic, they gain weight (especially around the hips and torso). they become depressed and lose sex drive, their bones suffer mineral loss, and they develop fibroids. All are signs of estrogen dominance relative to a progesterone deficiency.
When sufficient natural progesterone is replaced, fibroid tumors not longer grow in size (they generally decrease in size) and can be kept from growing until menopause, after which they will atrophy. This is the effect of reversing estrogen dominance.
Anovulatory periods can be verified by checking serum or saliva progesterone levels the week following supposed to ovulation. A low reading indicates lack of ovulation and the need to supplement with natural progesterone.
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Read about Natural Progesterone, Estrogen Imbalance and other great hormone articles.