Progesterone - Single Course
Although progesterone is often referred to as the “hormone of pregnancy” as the origin of the name comes from the importance in “pro-gestation,” this hormone goes far beyond its role in placental integrity and maintenance of a pregnancy to full term. Progesterone is also a crucial metabolite intermediate in the production of endogenous hormones, including the sex hormones, corticosteroids, and the important role in the brain as a neurosteroid. This lecture will explore the signs and symptoms of “estrogen dominance/progesterone deficiency,” when and how to measure levels, ß and the benefits of various delivery systems such as oral, sublingual, transdermal, and intravaginal.
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Continuing Education Language
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Age Management Medicine Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Objectives – After attending this program you should be able to:
- Learn and understand the evidence-based theory of Interventional Endocrinology and the science behind and clinical applications of hormone therapy for patients who have been property assessed and diagnosed as deficient.
- Learn and understand the science and protocols in properly assessing patients who may have a hormone deficiency.
- Learn and understand the latest evidence-based research in the field of hormones and hormone replacement.
- Learn and understand the latest evidence-based Literature and Clinical Information on Estrogen Dominance.
- Learn and understand the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue & suboptimal thyroid and understand how to diagnose oververt endocrine disorders of the adrenal and thyroid.
- Learn and understand the signs of “estrogen dominance/progesterone deficiency,” when and how to measure levels, and the benefits of various delivery systems
- Learn and understand the latest evidence-based benefits and risks of bio-identical HRT and understand clinically based techniques to make this HRT more reliable and more successful.
- Learn and understand the latest evidence-based stratagems used to elucidate risk factors, diagnose, measure/monitor signs and symptoms, as well understanding therapeutic interventions for Androgenetic Alopecia.
- Learn and understand essentials of an Age Management BHRT program.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
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Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Release Date: September 15, 2019
Expiration Date: September 15, 2020
Progesterone Course Objective:
- Learn and understand the signs of “estrogen dominance/progesterone deficiency,” when and how to measure levels, and the benefits of various delivery systems.
- Endocrine Nurse Practitioner, Institute for Hormonal Balance, Orlando, FL
- Medical Director, Ward-Murray HealthCare Consulting, Groton, CT
- Scientific Advisory Board, Designs for Health
Rebecca Murray, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE
Rebecca Murray is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Functional Medicine and Endocrinology. After graduating from Columbia University, she spent the first 12 years of her career in Critical Care Medicine, overseeing the care of patients with debilitating medical conditions that most often could have been prevented. In 2001, she joined and eventually became the Medical Director for CT Holistic & Integrative Medicine in Groton, CT, where she specialized in the prevention and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Autoimmune Diseases, and Risk Reduction of Hormonally-Related cancers. In 2016, she joined Dr. Edwin Lee, a renowned Functional Medicine Endocrinologist, at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Orlando, FL, where she focuses her practice as an Endocrine Nurse Practitioner on the optimization of hormones across the lifespan, including hormonal imbalances that contribute to infertility, early pregnancy loss, and premature births. She follows her passion for sharing the “constantly evolving” knowledge of functional medicine by lecturing both nationally and internationally on the topics of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Obesity, Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction, and Hormonal Imbalances that decrease one’s quality of life
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