Progesterone & Teenagers

Progesterone & Teenagers
March 25, 2018 Writing Department

Does your teenage daughter suffer with:

  • mood swings
  • heavy bleeding
  • painful menstrual cramps
  • irregular menstrual cycles
  • acne
  • water weight gain
  • migraines
  • rage
  • anger, and/or depression…

If she experiences and combination of the above symptoms, in particular, some time during the two week span before her period, then she may be suffering from too much estrogen, relative to too little progesterone.

While young people today have many difficult challenges to contend with, one important underlying cause for so many health issues may well be a deficiency of the primary female hormone, progesterone.

Too much stress creates an excess of a steroid hormone called cortisol, which, in turn, leads to hormonal imbalances. This imbalance creates, in particular, a deficiency of progesterone.

Why Important?

Of all the hormones in the female body, progesterone is, by far, the most important. It is necessary for the proper function of every organ.

Conversely, a lack of progesterone in teens (& adults) may (and likely will) result is some combination of the following:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Accident proneness
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Aggression
  • Rage
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Back pain
  • Breast swelling and pain
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Emotional instability
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing conditions (lupus, arthritis, ulcers, herpes, etc.)
  • Excessive sleep patterns
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Food binges
  • Salt cravings
  • Sweet cravings
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Heart palpitations
  • Joint swelling and pain
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Sex drive changes
  • Urinary difficulties

What to do?  If you treat only symptoms the underlying cause will remain.

While avoiding environmental estrogens (how), the most effective approach to normalizing progesterone levels has proven to be a properly formulated natural progesterone cream.

Achieving Optimal Health as a Teenager

We live in a time of “better living through chemistry…” and for that reason it is a challenge to acquire and maintain optimal health and wellness. Following are some well established guidelines for you to achieve that goal:

  • Manage stress – yes, I know, this is usually easier said that done, however some of the following suggestions will assist you
  • Achieve quality, Phase IV sleep each evening. There are 32 principles found at “How Can I Enjoy Quality Sleep?”Exercise
  • Eat right for your blood type
  • Avoid fast food restaurants. They are full of GMO foods; foods that contain growth hormones and foods that contain pesticides, anti-biotics and any other antagonists to your teen’s health
  • Dietary Fiber – ensure that they consume no less than 75 grams per day; whole psyllium seed husks are an excellent choice.
  • Avoid petroleum derivatives in all personal care products. Please see “the Overview Page”

Finally, here is “the One Simple Thing…” that will naturally support your good efforts to help your teen achieve optimal health.

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