Before answering the question of whether natural progesterone cream can effectively delay post menopausal osteoporosis or not, it’s important to understand what osteoporosis really is—and how it affects sufferers.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative and progressive disease that affects the mineral density of the bones. In this article, we will be discussing post menopausal osteoporosis, otherwise known as type 1 or primary osteoporosis, which affects women only. Men can suffer from this condition too, but generally at a much older age than women.
Indeed, type 2 osteoporosis (sometimes called senile osteoporosis) usually starts after age 70 and can affect both men and women. The secondary form of the disease is often the result of age along with other contributing factors including a possible medical predisposition or the extensive use of some anti-inflammatory medicines known as steroids.
The word osteoporosis is derived from the ancient Greek meaning “porous bone”. As mentioned earlier, the main characteristic of the disease consist in the deterioration of the mineral density of the bones, which in most cases lead to fractures that normally healthy people would not experience. Osteoporosis is also responsible for posture problems leading to further chances of developing frailty syndrome, falls and fragility fractures.
Post Menopausal Osteoporosis
Now, let’s concentrate on post menopausal osteoporosis, and more particularly on the signs and symptoms associated with the condition.
The difficulty with post menopausal osteoporosis lies partly in the absence of real and apparent symptoms that would normal lead to a medical consultation and treatment. Osteoporosis– both types–is often referred to as the silent disease or silent epidemic for that particular reason.
Unfortunately, the very first sign that could indicate that you suffer from the disease is when a fracture occurs.Wrists, hips and spinal fractures are commonly associated with the condition and sadly, they are also a clear sign that the disease has progressed and is no longer in its early stage.
The only effective way of diagnosing early post menopausal osteoporosis is by having a densitometry test done, but unless you’ve had surgical removal of both ovaries at a young age and been told about the risks and possible consequences of this operation, most women aren’t encouraged to do the test.
Needless to say that this also has to do with the actual cost of the test itself. Prevention can be useful if you think that you may be at risk of developing early or post menopausal osteoporosis, and it’s therefore important that you discuss it with you doctor during yearly routine examinations.
Although difficult to do, the diagnosis of osteoporosis is still possible thanks to a few subtle signs and changes in your posture for instance. Your doctor could confirm the likelihood that you suffer from the condition if there are signs that your spine is hunching forward for instance. This, along with weight loss is the only 2 visible clinical signs used to help identify the condition without having to resort to a densitometry test.
Treatment for Post Menopausal Osteoporosis
Moving forward, let’s have a look at the different treatment approaches,and whether they are effective in limiting the damages caused by osteoporosis.
We have already discussed the meaning of osteoporosis and its consequences—loss of bone density leading to frailty of the bones and increased chances of fractures. In our case, the actual loss of bone density is due to a severe hormonal imbalance brought on by menopause.
Conventional osteoporosis treatments vary from surgery (when a fracture occurs) to physical therapy, painkillers as well as vitamin and mineral supplements used in the hope of making up for the loss in bone density. Surgery is of course more than necessary and should never be ignored if you think you may have broken one of your bones.
Besides the obvious pain, untreated fractures can have serious consequences and lead to severe complications. Mobility problems and chronic pain are one of the most frequent complications resulting from a broken bone.
Breaking bones are usually very painful, so anyone sustaining this kind of injury couldn’t stand the pain for more than a few days but in some cases, the skeletal frame can play tricks on someone whose pain threshold is low.
This is why it’s important to get regular check-ups if you think that you may be at risk of developing osteoporosis in the first place, and then seek emergency treatments if you think that you may have broken one or several bones.
Painkillers are mainly used to treat the pain associated with a fracture since osteoporosis itself isn’t painful. The same applies to physical therapy, which is used to help a patient who has sustained a broken bone regain some mobility and strength.
Finally, vitamins and mineral supplements have been given to patients for many years to try and make up for the calcium deficiency primarily, as well as limit the progression of the disease.
However, supplementing your body with extra vitamins and minerals (especially D vitamin and calcium) is not a treatment as such, and can only do so much to help keep the effects of the condition at bay.
All of these treatments haven’t proven effective enough to warrant them the official title of “effective treatment methods” to prevent bone loss as well as limit mobility problems from occurring at such young age.
Endocrinologists will tell you that hormone issues are complicated to treat in general and yet, they play such an important role. They regulate most of our bodily functions and therefore it’s paramount to find, and most importantly, keep, the right balance between the different kinds of hormones. And, this applies to post menopausal osteoporosis too.
Now, what about natural progesterone cream in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis? Can it really reverse the condition for good?
Well, it would be lying to suggest that natural progesterone cream can totally reverse post menopausal osteoporosis alone. It would also be a misinformation to state that postmenopausal osteoporosis can be “cured”. Once the condition has started, its progression can’t be reversed but it can be altered and reduced significantly.
Post menopausal osteoporosis is mainly due to a severe decrease in the
levels of the progesterone hormone. The process usually starts with peri-menopause and carries on afterwards, with the consequences that we already know.
Natural Progesterone cream has been used to treat all sorts of menopause-related issues and has gained legions of fans over the last decade due to its efficiency in treating specific conditions such as PCOS for instance, but also thanks to its low cost, affordability as well as its complete absence of side effects.
Whilst standard medical practice recommends and promotes the idea that supplementing the estrogen hormone remains the most effective solution to treat post menopausal osteoporosis, its efficiency has not been formally established, and as mentioned earlier, more and more women are now turning to progesterone supplement to slow down the effects of the disease, reduce the bone losses and prevent fractures and mobility problems.
Because progesterone is a very important element for making new bones, depleted levels of this hormone can be critical when you reach menopause. Without getting into too much detail, ideally, the progesterone hormone is produced by the female’s reproductive system and released into the body evenly.
So, what role does progesterone play in the bone structure?
Put simply, small cells stemming from the progesterone hormone are normally dispatched to brittle parts of the skeletal structure to make up for bone loss. If your levels of progesterone are low, most of its production is used up by the body, and the bones can’t profit from those cells found within the hormone.
The importance of progesterone cream in fighting osteoporosis is becoming more and more evident, especially with all the clinical tests being carried out on peri, post and full menopausal women suffering from this progressive and degenerative condition.
Natural progesterone cream is ideal if you’ve just reached the onset of menopause but is equally effective if you already suffer from the condition. As explained previously, natural progesterone cream produce no side effect whatsoever and is available online for a fraction of what other more standard treatment cost.
Its efficiency is also due to its composition. NatPro, one of the leading natural progesterone cream is 100% organic, plant-based and the molecule used matches the molecule of the original progesterone hormone produced by the body.
Using natural progesterone cream is also a very effective way of getting all the active ingredients intact absorbed into the body. Since it is applied directly onto the skin, the cream and its ingredients won’t have to go through the usual metabolic processes (stomach, liver…) and retain 100% of the active ingredients.
Using NatPro to fight the progression of post menopausal osteoporosis has proven very effective and just a look at the feedback posted on our site will confirm this. Osteoporosis remains a difficult condition to live with but preventing the progression of the condition is possible if you choose the right treatment and make sure you get regular check-ups to avoid fractures and overall frailty.
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