The Significance Of Progesterone In The Body

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By Cecil Pyle

October 17, 2010

Progesterone is a steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone is naturally produced by the body during reproductive stage. It is essential for the normalization of the menstrual cycle and regulating excessive bleeding. Progesterone is also used for hormone replacement therapy, in birth control pills and progesterone cream.

The most essential role of Progesterone in the woman’s body is to keep the hormone levels balanced by means of opposing estrogen. The existence of the progesterone hormone in the blood stream neutralizes the extreme levels of estrogen hormone. Estrogen, particularly when extreme, may result in numerous problems such as lower bone density, susceptibility to breast cancer, destabilized zinc and copper levels in the body, in addition to severe headaches and depressive disorders.

Natural progesterone is essential to counter the negative effects of estrogen. However, due to the stage in women’s body system called menopausal period, level of progesterone produced decreases. Thus supplementation of progesterone is badly needed by post-menopausal women to help ease the symptoms of menopause and to protect the body from serious health problems.

Progesterone creme is used to fight all the conditions as its presence in a person’s body automatically brings down the level of estrogen in the body. Progesterone is commonly manufactured from a yam family. Products like progesterone creme are synthesized artificially from the phyto-estrogens found in yam and soy through laboratory processes. It has become an innovative means for providing the body the essential quantity of progesterone hormone without any discomfort or pain.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.