Progesterone is the hormone responsible for regulating women’s menstrual cycle. This hormone and estrogens maintains the balance of women’s monthly periods. Men also produce a small amount of this hormone for sexual maturity, but not as important as testosterone. It plays an important part in the overall reproduction process, most especially in women.
Menopause, Not Necessarily What You Think
When we think of menopause we usually think of an elderly woman going through a process that takes years to occur. The reality is actually much different; it only takes about 12 months without a period to be considered menopausal. About 5-15 years before the age of […]
Imbalances of progesterone levels can occur from multiple conditions such as menopause, pregnancy, adrenal hyperplasia, certain cancers and PMS. The symptoms of this imbalance are relatively small (tender breasts, changes in libido, mood swings, and irregular periods among them) but the toll they can take on our quality of life can be […]
What does Progesterone Do?
Progesterone is a hormone that helps regulate several different functions in a woman’s body, chief among them her reproductive capability. When it is working at normal levels, progesterone helps regulate menstrual cycles, blood clotting, immunity, building up muscles and bones, produces collagen, regulates nerve function and thyroid function.
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What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a hormone that glands in a woman’s body create to control her menstruation and reproduction. Progesterone is made right before ovulation to increase a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant. It works by increasing a woman’s body temp by a small amount and producing extra vaginal mucus increasing the odds of […]