Progesterone: Benefits for Women During the Phases of Menopause

March 1, 2022

By: Belmar Pharmacy

Menopause can be a disruptive phase of life for many women. Throughout menopause, many women can experience uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood disturbances, and hair loss.

While menopause can be unsettling, the good news is there are simple ways to address it. One of the simplest ways to slow hormonal decline during and after menopause is quality hormone therapy.

When hormones are out of balance, women’s health can suffer. Hormone therapy, such as progesterone replacement therapy, can address problematic vasomotor symptoms of menopause while significantly reducing the risk of menopausal bone loss.

Progesterone is often combined with other hormones to support a healthy balance in the body. Balanced hormones support the health of bones, teeth, brain, heart, eyes, skin, metabolism, and overall wellbeing. Additionally, progesterone helps the body equalize estradiol levels and keep them in check at the uterine lining.

Progesterone therapy can benefit menstruating women with low progesterone levels; perimenopausal and menopausal women requiring hormone replacement therapy; men with low hormone levels; or women and men with central nervous system conditions.

Progesterone can be prescribed in different forms including tablets, skin patches, vaginal creams, vaginal suppositories, or intrauterine devices. Studies support oral progesterone as an accessible alternative with limited complications.

If you are interested in learning more about progesterone, reach out to our qualified pharmacists or your solutions engineer. If you prefer, complete this form, and your solutions engineer will connect with you at your convenience.