Menopause symptoms and their treatment through the use of progesterone hormones

Updated: Jun 18, 2020


The majority of women suffer from one of the 34 menopause symptoms as the reach a later stage of life. Some women suffer from more symptoms than others while other women may suffer from such symptoms more acutely. Many treatments to ease the suffering of some of these symptoms involve either introducing hormones into the body via natural herbs which contain phytoestrogens or artificial hormones from medical procedures such as HRT. Estratest is one type of estrogen that has recently been used to treat some of the symptoms of menopause. It has been found to aid with halting the process of osteoporosis which affects menopausal women more acutely as well as reversing the effects of a loss of libido in some menopausal women. Such hormone therapy is also linked to positive benefits in combating breast cancer, but evidence in this regard is less conclusive.

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Since its origins in 1965 one type of proestrogen, known as: Estratest has been prescribed to an large amount 36 million American citizens. Its widespread use is as a result of its proven effectiveness in curbing some of the symptoms of menopause. In regards a low libido doses of this proestrogen to encourage the production of hormones have proven beneficial. Clinical trials have shown that doses of estrogen are capable of weakening sexual dysfunction. Such proestrogens have also been proven capable of improving lean body mass which has been directly tied to the strengthening of bones. Such a process would halt the effects of bone frailty linked with osteoporosis. Proestrogens association with the treatment of breast cancer is significantly more complicated however. This is because an rise in endogenous androgen levels has been tied with exogenous testosterone which rebalances hormone levels. Such elevations have been directly linked with breast cancer. Proestrogen and its effect on hormones have its benefits in regard menopause symptoms but such benefits carry with them certain risks in relation to breast cancer.

Over 30 million Americans use Estratest in order to replace lost hormones in their body. For women such a proestrogen treatment is used in order to curb some of the harsher effects of menopausal symptoms. Proestrogen specifically has been found capable of halting some of these symptoms. Testing has shown proestrogen able to halt the thinning of bones as a natural cause of osteoporosis as well as stopping the effects of sexual dysfunction sometimes experienced by menopausal women. Such hormone treatment has been found to have more mixed result in relation to the treatment of breast cancer as proestrogen is known to elevate the presence of chemicals which have been known to cause breast cancer.