Progesterone cream is a safe and effective way to deliver HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in order to obtain relief from symptoms of menopause, prevent bone loss, and reduce skin-related signs of aging. Progesterone cream could be a viable alternative to pills, gels, patches, and suppositories that are more commonly used for HRT.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Progesterone depletion during menopause can give rise to a number of physical and emotional signs and symptoms. Progesterone cream can improve your health and quality of life during menopause by:
- Treating hot flashes
- Reducing vaginal dryness
- Improving sleep and mood
- Fighting fatigue
- Preventing bone loss
- Mitigating wrinkles, thinning skin, and dry skin
- Combating weight gain
- Improving sexual desire
When it comes to skin care, progesterone cream can deliver positive benefits. The British Journal of Dermatology published a study in 2005, which showed that progesterone cream was more effective than non-progesterone anti-aging creams in terms of improving skin elasticity and firmness in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.
The study conducted over several months showed that progesterone cream use resulted in marked improvements on four key counts when compared to an average skin cream:
- Higher reduction in wrinkle and fine lines (29% vs. 16%)
- Higher increase in skin tightening (23% vs. 13%)
- Higher reduction in the depth of eye wrinkles (10% vs. 7%)
- Higher reduction in the depth of “laugh lines” (10% vs. 7%)
However, surface lipids and skin hydration did not show any changes or additional benefits when progesterone cream was applied.
Brain Development Benefits
Research shows that mothers who received treatment with progesterone in any form, including progesterone cream during their pregnancy may have children with better brain development. According to some researchers, progesterone is vital for the optimal brain development in the fetus. If progesterone levels are abnormally low, it can put the infant at a developmental disadvantage.
Reducing Anxiety and Improving Memory
Progesterone metabolizes naturally in the brain tissue to certain metabolites, which can produce anti-anxiety, calming and potential enhanced memory effects. Women who experience reduction in progesterone levels with age may benefit from progesterone cream or delivery of the hormone in another form in order to preserve and maintain cognitive function.
Women who use progesterone in oral or cream forms may experience its sedative properties. Therefore, many physicians recommend that progesterone be taken at bedtime in order to counteract the symptoms of sleeplessness arising in peri-menopause.
Once progesterone is absorbed in the intestines, it produces metabolites in the liver. These metabolites have hypnotic and sedative effects. Many women could experience the calming effects of progesterone when they regularly use it in cream form.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.