A hysterectomy causes the female body to become immediately menopausal.According to Dr. Stanley West, Chief Endocrinologists at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, U.S., 90% of the hysterectomies performed in the United States each year are unnecessary surgery. According to Dr. John Lee those women who are told that they have “pre-cancerous” cells after a gynecological exam, need only supplement with a properly formulated natural progesterone cream and implement the known dietary/lifestyle modifications, and the so called “pre-cancerous” cells will diminish along with the need for surgery.

The standard medical decision, however, is to perform a hysterectomy and to give women estrogen replacement therapy, in spite of the fact that 75% of patients still make sufficient amounts of estrogen. This can be verified by a saliva hormone test which measures available levels of estrogen and is more meaningful than a blood test.

After surgery hormone production does not cease, as estrogen and progesterone should still be made by the adrenals & fat cells. The importance of proper balance of these two hormones is more critical at this time due to the fact that progesterone plays a critical supportive role in bone building (Osteoblast Cells), stroke prevention and a health heart.

Since the female body makes natural estrogen from natural progesterone, most women need only supplement with a properly formulated natural progesterone cream. Some women, however, do not readily make this conversion and may temporarily need supplemental estrogen or may implement a diet that is rich in phyto-estrogens and contains sufficient amounts of fiber.For the women who need supplemental estrogen due to continued hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, a natural estriol cream is a safe and effective treatment.

So, for menopause, whether surgically induced or not, Dr. Lee states in his book, “Adding progesterone will actively increase bone mass and density and can reverse osteoporosis.”

Natural progesterone offers many other benefits for women who have had a hysterectomy and they are listed Here.