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Progesterone Hormone

Updated on September 2, 2020
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Functions of progesterone Hormone

Progesterone____ A female hormone.

This hormone is produced when the egg is released into the fallopian tube.
Functions of Progesterone Hormone

The functions of progesterone hormone are as follows:

  • It is released in the ovary by the corpus luteum.
  • It plays an important role in maintaining the early stages of menstruation and pregnancy.
  • It also plays an important role in the preparation of the adrenal glands and ducts.

During Menstrual Cycle

During the middle of the menstrual cycle, the level of the luteinizing hormone called ovulation falls. Once the egg is released from one of the two eggs, it produces the hormone progesterone. If the egg is not fertilized, the corpus luteum breaks down, which lowers progesterone levels. Because of this, the endometrium also breaks down, which causes the onset of menstruation.

During pregnancy

If the egg is fertilized during pregnancy, it produces progesterone. Progesterone causes the endometrium to supply blood vessels. It also provides nutrients for fetal development. When a duct is formed, it produces the hormone progesterone. Progesterone levels remain high during pregnancy. Excess egg production stops during pregnancy. Sometimes, progesterone also helps with breastfeeding.

The normal level of progesterone The normal progesterone level can be measured through a blood test.

Stages Normal progesterone level

Pre_ Ovulation <0.89

Post ovulation 1.8_24

First trimester 11_4

Second trimester 25_83

Third trimester 58_214

Ovulation <12

Effects of High-level progesterone

some of the effects are as follows:

  • Breast cancer
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Mood swings
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Effects of lower levels of progesterone
  • Extreme levels of progesterone have the following effects: Irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • During pregnancy, abortion, and early labor
  • Progesterone downfall causes the egg not to release into the ovary due to blood flow, as in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Sex drive
  • weight gain

In male: Progesterone hormone is produced in the testes and adrenal glands.

Natural Ways to Strengthen Progesterone Hormone

  • Creams
  • Pills
  • Foods

Natural progesterone is most typically used as a cream. The body absorbs creams sufficiently, making it more attainable in the bloodstream. Categories of progesterone creams on the market include.

  1. Emerita Pro-gest Cream
  2. NOW Progesterone Cream
  3. Wise Essentials Wild Yam and Progesterone Cream

Individual principles may vary, but most cream instructions state that twice a day apply the same amount of cream on the wrist, arm, abdomen or thighs.


Tablets Natural progesterone pills are also available that promote healthy tissue in the uterus and improve pregnancy success.

Natural Foods

Some foods make it easier for the body to produce progesterone. The following are

  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Nuts
  • Pumpkin
  • Whole grains

Some foods are also related to lowering the quantity of estrogen in the body, which could improve the progesterone to estrogen. These include:

  • Bananas
  • Shellfish
  • Walnuts

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Samra Shafqat


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