For years, doctors have prescribed unopposed estrogen (estrogen without progesterone) to women who’ve had hysterectomies. The thought process has always been, why give progesterone to patient who no longer has a uterus? Many practitioners still believe that progesterone is only necessary to the function of the uterus, so there’s no reason to prescribe it for a post-hysterectomy patient. I question this “wisdom”, and I will tell you why.
For women suffering with hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and the inability to lose weight, hormone replacement therapy is a Godsend. And for women who have had hysterectomies, having a doctor progressive enough to prescribe bio-identical progesterone along with estrogen can make all the difference in the world. They may start feeling better in as little as two weeks!
We are born with many hormones and they are best kept in balance. It’s rarely a good idea to mess with Mother Nature!