Pregnenolone and Menopause
There are many different symptoms of menopause and it really depends on each and every woman. There are common symptoms including weight gain, hot flashes, headaches, depression, and vaginal dryness. Then, there are other symptoms that aren’t as well known. These include gum problems, memory lapses, osteoporosis, disorientation, and more.
Many women want to treat their menopause but in a way that is safe and won’t cause even more symptoms. One option may be Pregnenolone. This is a steroid hormone that the body usually produces naturally as a result of producing other hormones including DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and androgens. The female body does not produce enough hormones during menopause usually because of the low levels of estrogen. This is what many doctors believe causes the many different symptoms of menopause.
Pregnenolone may help some women restore their hormonal balance. This is especially true for the few women who find their menopausal symptoms to be unbearable. PRegnenolone is not the most popular menopausal treatment option because the medication and the way it works still remains quite a mystery. Before doctors can recommend pregneolone wholeheartedly more studies need to be conducted to determine what the benefits and drawbacks of this drug are.
Currently, Pregnenolone is an experimental drug and although it may help with concentration, memory loss and depression that doesn’t mean it is a safe drug to take for menopause. Of course, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t safe, either, just that there needs to be more studies on this drug and its effects on the symptoms of menopause.
The women who take this drug may have some side effects that range from irritability to aggressiveness and growth of body hair to difficulty sleeping.