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All Posts Tagged: progesterone

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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Progesterone vs Medroxyprogesterone

Progesterone Medroxyprogesterone     Does not negate estrogen’s effects on lipids and modestly improves cholesterol [1] Adversely affects lipids and negates estrogen’s beneficial influence [1] Has an antihypertensive effect [2] Causes edema and fluid retention; increases risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and venous thromboembolism [3] Improves sleep and has a calming effect [4] Causes insomnia and anxiety [5] […]

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Progesterone Dosing Recommendation

Progesterone cream usually does not require a prescription to purchase and because of this there are many different progesterone products on the market. But not all progesterone creams are created equal. Independent studies have revealed that OTC progesterone creams vary widely in potency and their ability to be absorbed. It is important to make sure you […]

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Natural Progesterone Helpful for Breast Cancer

The difference between natural progesterone also known as bio-identical progesterone and synthetic progestins such as medroxyprogesterone has been a controversial issue for many years.  Some medical professionals treat them as interchangeable, but some recognize the significant differences in effects that each produce in the body. This article from ZRT Laboratory reveals some recently published studies that […]

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