08 Jul Natural HRT
Soapbox rant (and some science nerdiness)
Utrogestan is a body identical #progesterone (made from plants including yams) and is available on the NHS. It is a form of natural HRT.
Progesterone is essential for women, it stabilises weight, keeps us calm, helps us sleep and in fertile women, helps thicken the womb for pregnancy. It’s the first hormone to drop off in Peri-menopause and the lack of progesterone in relation to oestrogen is where a stack of our symptoms come from including the “wooshy” #hotflushes, #insomnia, mood swings and weight gain (oestrogen fluctuates before dropping off but for a while this oestrogen “dominance” causes a bit of bother).