During menopause, a woman’s progesterone levels may dramatically drop more than sixty percent below her baseline levels, disrupting the body’s natural hormone balance and causing unwanted symptoms. Progesterone cream or ointment can be utilized as a form of hormone replacement therapy to relieve the burden of menopause symptoms. Progesterone is a natural steroid hormone responsible for working with other hormones such as estrogen to operate a woman’s menstrual cycle and ovulation. It is also needed to build new bone tissue and prevent the development of endometriosis, or excess growth in the lining of the uterus.
10. Menopause Relief Cream
When making progesterone cream at home, make sure the cream contains pure United States Pharmacopeia (USP) progesterone for optimal purity, strength, and quality. Progesterone can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. The best place to apply it topically is on the upper chest, inner arms, lower back, and palms of the hands. Do not use more than thirty milligrams a day and be sure to rotate the sites of application. Apply one-quarter teaspoon of USP grade progesterone to the skin and forearms three times daily for menopause relief.