Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

EXCERPTED FROM WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT MENOPAUSE by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins Estrogen dominance is a term coined by Dr. John Lee in his first book on natural progesterone. It describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no […]

PMS and Hormones

Excerpted from What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About PREmenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty, by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins, Warner Books, 1999. A FEW FACTS ABOUT PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is by far the single most common complaint of premenopausal women. Current estimates […]

FAQs About Natural Progesterone Cream

by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins Q: What is progesterone? A: Progesterone is a steroid hormone made by the corpus luteum of the ovary at ovulation, and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. Progesterone is manufactured in the body from the steroid hormone pregnenolone, and is a precursor to most of the […]

Fibroids and Natural Progesterone

by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins The uterus is one of the first organs to manifest symptoms when a woman's hormones are out of balance. Two of the most common uterine symptoms of premenopause syndrome are an enlarged uterus, and uterine fibroids. Women with PMS often experience painful periods (dysmenorrhea) which are most […]

Doctors Who Use Bioidentical Hormones

Not all doctors who use bioidentical (natural) hormones use them the way Dr. Lee recommended. Please avoid doctors who use mega-doses of hormones–you'll just create new hormone imbalances. Also avoid doctors who think it's a good idea to have menopausal women menstruating again–this is not a safe practice. FIND A DOCTOR WHO USES ZRT TEST […]

Men – Article by Dr. John Lee

TESTOSTERONE, MALE MENOPAUSE AND HORMONE BALANCE IN MEN by John R. Lee, M.D. Commentary on an Article by Jerome Groopman, published in the New Yorker magazine Mr. Groopman discusses the commercialization of “andropause,” a moniker that implies a fall in androgen hormones similar to the menopausal fall of estrogen in women. The commercialization comes via […]

Menopause Book Chapter 1

WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT MENOPAUSE The breakthrough book on natural progesterone. by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins CHAPTER ONEThe Crux of the Matter: Menopausal Politics and Women’s Hormone Cycles Not so long ago, menopause was a word you did not say out loud in public, and you had to […]

Natural Progesterone – What Women Say

Excerpted from WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT PREMENOPAUSE by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins WHAT WOMEN HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF USING NATURAL PROGESTERONE CREAM “It's as if my body breathed a big sigh of relief .” “My life is back on track and my symptoms are gone.” […]

Dr. John Lee Comments on a Progesterone Study

Progesterone Protects the Uterus by John R. Lee, M.D. It was very rewarding to receive a phone call from Dr. Helene Leonetti telling me that her study comparing PremPro with Premarin and progesterone cream was complete, was soon to be published in a major peer-reviewed medical journal, and that it is to receive third prize […]