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what is Progesterone?

By Anonymous June 1, 2016 - 3:16pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome!

Progesterone is the hormone which is secreted when ovulation takes place and when women are in their fertile years, they have a monthly ovulation and a secretion of progesterone about 15 days per month.

This hormone balances the estrogenic action on the uterus, on the breast, on the brain, on the vessels. They are two complementary hormones, and they balance each other. Estrogen is the hormone of tissue growth, and progesterone is a hormone of differentiation of the tissue to make it functional. For example, for the breast to have all of the ducts developed in terms of preparation for lactation as an example. So these two hormones are needed for the balance of all the tissues in the body of the woman.

These hormones change in puberty and during menopause. You can read all about it here: http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/science-how-hormones-change-during-menopause

I hope this helps!


June 2, 2016 - 5:50am
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