There are several types
Progesterone therapy originates in two different forms: Progestins/Progestogens, and Progesterone.
Synthesized progesterone that looks a lot like the body’s own progesterone but is synthetically manufactured and is known as a progestin or progestogens.
Bioidentical progesterone is structurally identical to biological progesterone produced by the body, while progestins can have significant health risks.
Women choose natural bioidentical progesterone, a safer alternative to synthetic progesterone, to minimize the risk of side effects such as breast cancer and heart disease.
At Fountain of You MD, we recommend Progesterone Therapy if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance as a result of menopause.
Why It’s So Important
Progesterone is the dominant female hormone, produced primarily by the ovaries and in a smaller amount by the adrenal glands. As the dominant hormone, it’s necessary for the production of many other hormones. Two of the noteworthy ones are estrogen and testosterone.