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Young Women Can Benefit From Bioidentical Hormones Too 


It is a myth that only women in menopause need help with hormone balance. Younger women are just as much in need of hormone balance for a variety of hormonal conditions that can often be related to estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency.

Supplementing with bioidentical progesterone can help with PMS, PCOS, anovulatory cycles, irregular or heavy periods and to help with fertility and miscarriage.

Lack of progesterone has been linked to a variety of conditions in younger women and is often complicated by the fact that when using contraception such as the Pill, Coil or Implant that they are then subject to artificial progesterone in the form of progestins. Although they are frequently told they are being given progesterone they are not told that it not the actual hormone but a chemical substitute that mimics some of the actions of progesterone but which does not have the same benefits.

These are some of the conditions for which younger women have been helped by supplementing with bioidentical natural progesterone.

  • PMS / Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Anovulatory Cycles
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Swollen, sore breasts
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating / Fluid Retention
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Low sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Postpartum  Depression
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Acne


What Can Go Wrong?

Many of these problems stem initially from two conditions: lack of ovulation and/or estrogen dominance.

Reason 1 – Lack of ovulation
Ideally from the start of menstruation until menopause a woman should have a regular monthly cycle during which ovulation will take place around mid-cycle.  However anovulatory periods (where no ovulation takes place) can occur without any sign anything is wrong.  Anovulatory cycles are behind PMS, PCOS and infertility without any visible signs this is occurring. So the young women will often believe that she has somehow done something wrong that caused her condition.

Reason 2 – Estrogen Dominance
It is not generally realized that you can have estrogen dominance when you also have low estrogen levels as it can still occur if your progesterone levels are even lower than your estrogen. It is the ratio that is critical.  Women need progesterone throughout their lives as protection from estrogen dominance and the results of excess estrogen which are linked to heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Don’t let it begin when you are just in your teens, 20s, and even 30’s.

Why bioidentical hormones?
Younger women are often prescribed birth control pills (BCPs) to deal with symptoms of PMS or heavy bleeding and believe it or not, acne. They are usually told these pills contain progesterone, but they do not.
Instead they contain the synthetic hormone progestin which is associated with breast cancer, stroke, blood clots and heart problems. BCPs are synthetic!  They shut down the entire reproductive system so you get NO natural hormones from the ovaries and are receiving only the synthetic hormones in the pill.  This often makes women feel horrible, gain weight and/or their libido is severely diminished! What an irony for a young woman. She is taking birth control to prevent pregnancy, but often has lost her youthful sex drive and has no desire for intercourse.

Bio-identical progesterone is a safer and better alternative to birth control pills and has many benefits to the body including

  • More energy and stamina
  • Less confusion and “foggy mind”
  • Better memory
  • PMS symptoms reduced or eliminated
  • Healthier and more youthful skin
  • Balanced moods and fewer mood swings
  • Normalization of weight
  • Less depression
  • Less anxiety
  • Better muscle definition
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced sexuality
  • Balances estrogen dominance
  • Relieve cramping
  • Increase libido
  • Lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone)
  • Builds new bone
  • Nourishes/protects the brain
  • Can lower trigylcerides / protect the heart
  • Can decrease/normalize blood pressure