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Dr. John Lee was a pioneer and expert in the study and use of the hormone progesterone and on the subject of hormone replacement. Though there has been a great deal of research going on in the past ten years using estrogen in the treatment of depression, dementia, schizophrenia, and many other conditions there has been little research done in the area of progesterone. Unfortunately, Dr. Lee past away last year but his work continues. http://www.johnleemd.com/

Dr. Stanley West in his book The Hysterectomy Hoax, where he states 90% of hysterectomies are unnecessary, describes that if a miscoding of progesterone which occurs at puberty never corrects itself during our reproductive years. This imbalance in progesterone causes estrogen dominance hence you get fibroids in the uterus, ovaries and breasts that never become cancerous. I personally believe fetal exposure to chemicals or childhood vaccinations may be related to the cause of this. Smoking during pregnancy could be a cause. Anything that we come in contact with during pregnancy could be a cause.

I have spent years studying women's hormone related conditions to find answers to my own hormone issues and to inform women on my website of all the hormone related issues that we suffer from due to the utter lack of knowledge and research that has been done. You must remember all research prior to 1995 was done on Men, Mice and Monkeys not us ladies. So it's no wonder our hormone related conditions are still in the dark ages.

I do know, from my own experience, that if anyone had checked my hormones levels anytime during my life before I was 45 and someone had noticed the progesterone imbalance would still have my uterus and I would not have used estrogen replacement without progesterone. I had estrogen dominance to being with. I certainly did not need to use hormone replacement that made the fibroids in my breasts even worse.

One thing all women need to understand is that when you have a blood test to determine your hormone levels there is a ranged used to determine whether or not you have an imbalance in your hormones. If you are a women who has estrogen dominance, which is caused by low levels of progesterone, you will show up in the normal range even though you are not. That is why you should go to one of the natural compounding pharmacies like bpharmacysolutions.com and have a saliva test.

Fibroids cause heavy bleeding and painful cramps. Fibroids are a leading cause of infertility and unnecessary hysterectomies.

Scientific research is only as good as the people who are doing it at any particular time. Unfortunately, for us as women, because medicine was dominant by men for so long, reproductive hormones effect on our health is in the infancy stage as I write.

From the moment I got my periods at 13 until my uterine hysterectomy at 37, I nearly bleed to death and my cramps were unbelievably painful. I had miscarriages due to this. At 36, I called my doctor to get a blood test because I knew that the anemia which started when I got my periods was really bad. She called after the appointment with my blood results and told me she could not believe I could even walk up three stairs my iron count was so long. I had iron shots once a week for six months but because I was bleeding so heavily the shots did nothing. I ended up have a uterine hysterectomy.

So ladies get your hormone checked by a natural compounding pharmacy to prevent you from going through what I went through.

Be Well. The tide is about to change.

May 7, 2008 - 5:09am


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