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As women begin to experience menopause, many changes occur as the body stops producing the female sex hormone estrogen. This not only marks the end of the reproductive years, but marks the start of many new physical changes that are about to occur. There are numerous symptoms of menopause women can experience, of these symptoms painful intercourse is among them, due to vaginal dryness and irritation. When this happens, many women turn to natural progesterone cream for painful intercourse. There are numerous natural progesterone creams available.
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Natural Progesterone Cream
Natural progesterone cream is often available without a prescription, used to balance estrogen within the body. The use of these creams can relieve many of the symptoms associated with menopause, such as vaginal dryness. While natural progesterone creams do not actually contain estrogen, they include a natural compound very similar to estrogen. Progesterone creams that do contain estrogen are only available by prescription.
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Wild Yam Cream
Wild yam cream is considered to be a natural progesterone cream, despite the fact it contains no estrogen. An estrogen-like compound, known as diosgenin, is found within wild yams and is said to benefit painful intercourse. While wild yam cream contains ingredients similar to prescription progesterone cream, it may not be as effective. There is no conclusive medical evidence that wild yam cream is actually beneficial for relieving the symptoms of painful intercourse.
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PRO-GEST® BODY CREAM by Emerita
Pro-Gest Body Cream is an over-the-counter progesterone cream, which is considered to be a natural cream. This progesterone cream can not only help vaginal dryness but anxiety, insomnia and hot flashes, which are also associated with menopause. Although many claim this cream is beneficial, it can also produce adverse side effects, such as depression, anxiety and irritability. This cream is most beneficial for women in the early stages of menopause.
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NATURAL PHYTOESTROGEN CREAM by PROGEST® Emerita
Natural Phystoestrogen Cream is another over-the-counter progesterone cream for vaginal dryness. Plant compounds are used to simulate estrogen as well as other natural ingredients. Aloe vera, ginseng and vitamin E are used within this cream also. Black walnut leaf, jojoba and evening primrose oil are other natural ingredients found in this progesterone cream. This cream doesn’t contain actual estrogen; therefore, the effects of this cream are only beneficial during early menopause.
If you choose to use an over-the-counter natural progesterone cream for painful intercourse, use the cream exactly as directed on the packaging. Using too much of progesterone cream can cause an imbalance in estrogen levels for those in the early stages of menopause. If taking any hormone replacements or other medications used for menopause, ask a doctor before using any progesterone cream to ensure harmful reactions do not occur. Inform your doctor about any addition natural remedies, supplements or herbs you are using as well to reduce the risk for interactions.