Progesterone

TRANSDERMAL PROGESTERONE CREAM AS AN ALTERNATIVE PROGESTIN IN HORMONE THERAPY

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Objective • To evaluate the endometrial effects and determine patients' acceptance of transdermal progresterone cream compared to standard hormone therapy. Methods • Healthy menopausal women were...

Addiction to Oestrogen and Progesterone

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Exogenous oestrogens, progesterone and progestogens are prescribed for a variety of conditions in spite of lack of proof of efficacy. Supraphysiological levels of oestrogen and progesterone have ...

Progesterone Does Not Prevent Twin Preterm Birth

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The article focuses on a U.S. National Institute of Health-sponsored study, which found that progesterone therapy is ineffective in reducing the chances of preterm births in women who are pregnan...

Periodical Women's Health Update: Natural Progesterone; Clinical Indications in Women's Health

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For the purposes of this article, hormones manufactured from plant compounds (usually diosgenin or beta-sitosterol) and resulting in a hormone chemically identical to the progesterone of ovarian origin, are referred to as "natural progesterone." The development of synthetic progesterone derivatives occurred because of poor absorption and rapid hepatic metabolism of orally administrated natural progesterone. Most of the synthetic progesterone derivatives are C-17 derivatives of progesterone (medroxyprogesterone acetate=MPA), or C-19 nortestosterone derivatives (norgestrel).

Do you need the `Menopause Miracle'?

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Prevention investigates the latest menopause breakthrough-natural progesterone-to help you decide if it's right for you Maybe you've heard other women talking about the new "miracle in a jar" that whips menopausal symptoms. Maybe your doctor's mentioned it. Maybe you've seen the raves of "satisfied customers" in the ads of the companies that sell it.

It's natural progesterone, a plant hormone derived from wild yams or soybeans. If you have heard about it, you no doubt have two questions: One, what is it? And two, should you be using it?

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