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All Posts Tagged: hormone therapy

FAQ about Progesterone

What is Progesterone? Progesterone is a steroid hormone made by the corpus luteum 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 other steroid hormones, including cortisol, androstenedione, and estrogens and testosterone.  In a normally […]

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Do Women Need Progesterone after a Hysterectomy?

To help relieve the symptoms of menopause, women are typically supplemented with estrogen therapy. For a woman who still has her uterus, estrogen therapy alone may cause the lining of the uterus to overgrow (called hyperplasia) and this can even lead to uterine cancer[1]. To balance out this effect of estrogen, progesterone therapy is also […]

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