Research indicates that insufficient progesterone is made in someone with endometriosis and that the luteal phase is shorter than normal. In some cases the endometrium doesn’t respond to progesterone stimulus from the ovaries, in which case a high dose of supplemental natural progesterone is needed and that natural progesterone can help with endometriosis.
Endometriosis affects approximately 20% of women worldwide during the years from puberty to menopause, rarely after. The endometrium is found growing in places other than the uterus. It is most often found in the pelvic area, on the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, the back and front of the uterus, the intestines and the bladder. But it has also been found in the eye, brain, lungs, diaphragm and skin. As the cells within the endometrium in the uterus swell and grow with the rise of oestrogen in the first part of the cycle, so do all the misplaced endometrial cells, giving rise to pain, from mild to extremely severe. Other symptoms are lower back pain, painful sex, painful bowel movements or pain when urination, spotting between periods, fatigue and infertility. The normal treatment for endo are the progestins, but they have serious side affects.
Giving supplemental natural progesterone can help to overcome this problem. The dose required is sometimes quite high to overcome this resistance. Normally a dose between 100-200mg/day of progesterone is sufficient. The higher dose should be used to start with. In severe cases a dose higher than 200mg will be needed, it’s best to go by symptoms, adjusting it higher or lower as the weeks go by. Read More: