Why Men Need Progesterone
How can men benefit from using progesterone?
In men, progesterone is produced in the adrenal glands and testes, and is a precursor to the steroid hormones and testosterone. Supplemental progesterone aids in the treatment of health concerns such as osteoporosis and prostatitis.
Men and Progesterone
It should not be forgotten that men benefit from progesterone too. It is important to the functioning of the male counterpart of the uterus, called the prostate gland. The prostate gland can be affected by hormonal imbalance just as well as the uterus can. If men have low progesterone levels their estradiol levels can increase. This increase can lead to cancer of the prostate, just as it leads to breast and uterine cancer in women. Dr. John Lee spoke about how he found men with elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels having decreases of these levels when using progesterone cream daily. There were no progressions of their prostate lesions. Many men who were putting on the cream of their wives also reported that urinary frequency and urgency symptoms of prostate enlargement (BPH) had decreased.
Prostate cancer has been treated by the use of hormone-suppressing drugs that reduce testosterone levels. Many times the treatment benefits last only a few years then the cancer progresses. If unopposed estrogen is known to cause endometrial cancer then why would it not be the cause of prostate cancer, since both these organs originate from the same embryonic cells? Also progesterone inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is known to stimulate prostate cell growth.
Most people consider osteoporosis to be a “women’s disease,” but according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, twenty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are men. Many studies have shown that progesterone treatment helps replace the bone density that has been lost due to osteoporosis.
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), the swelling of the prostate commonly known as prostatitis, affects 50 percent of men during their lifetimes. Progesterone treatment has been shown to shrink the prostate, alleviating the painful symptoms of BPH and allowing men to urinate more easily.
Adam’s Prostate Care Cream for men is developed from entirely natural ingredients and is skillfully and effectively formulated. It is non-oily, does not leave a residue on the skin, and it has extremely effective absorption qualities.
Male Andropause (Male Menopause)
At about ages 40-50, starting even as early as their 30′s, men go through a change. The realization hits them – they are aging. Their bodily changes are accompanied by changes in attitudes and moods. During this time men frequently begin to question their values, accomplishments, and life’s direction. The entire pattern of these changes has led to the notion of the mid-life crisis.
Health research results show that a mid-life crisis is physical. It’s a gradual and subtle shift in hormone production in the male body. Unlike a woman’s body, there is no medically defined marker, like a woman’s cessation of menstruation, which says a man is in male menopause – andropause. Science has known about andropause since the 1940′s, but only recently have there been accessible and easy to administer hormone tests. Now, more than ever, there is interest in mens aging processes. Researchers are learning that letting this male hormone imbalance go untested and untreated can lead to some serious physical health risks. Emotional issues also occur with this imbalance that can add stress to a man’s health and well being.