Condition Spotlight

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It is a normal part of aging. In the years before and during menopause, the levels of female hormones can go up and down. This can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, pain during sex, and vaginal dryness. For some women, the symptoms are mild, and they go away on their own. Other women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called menopausal hormone therapy, to relieve these symptoms. HRT may also protect against osteoporosis.

How to Balance Hormones

A hormone imbalance occurs when there is too much or too little of a certain hormone in the body, this can be a common problem for many women as they age. Some hormone levels fluctuate Read More

Taking Care of Your Hormones

As women, our hormones fluctuate throughout our life cycles are natural and important for our health and well-being. Hormonal fluctuations that cause pain and illness, however, are not. A widespread misconception among women and traditional Read More

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy: Natural progesterone can reverse endometriosis by helping to restore proper hormone balance, without side effects, says Dr. Lee. Natural progesterone can stop the spread of endometrial cells by blocking the activity of estrogen that otherwise stimulates the growth of the aberrant cells. Dr. Lee suggests using natural progesterone cream from days six to 26 of the monthly cycle, stopping just before menstruation begins. After four to six months of this treatment, the monthly pains and bleeding due to endometriosis will usually subside. Dr. Lee prefers transdermal (absorbed through the skin) natural progesterone in cream or oil formulation, because it is absorbed more efficiently and the effect lasts longer, without the emotional highs and lows from oral drops. A woman addressing endometriosis will probably need to use 1⁄8 to 1⁄2 teaspoon of cream per day or three to ten drops of oil per day, says Dr. Lee. The cream may be applied to the palms, face, neck, upper chest, breasts, inside of the arms, or behind the knees.