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A 32-year-old member asked:

what do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A lot!: They arorgormones & answer is complicated . Estrogen builds up the uterine lining, protects bones, maintains elasticity of arteries, maintains youthful skin by keeping collagen to prevent wrinkling and sagging, Progesterone combats effects of estrogen in the uterus to prevent excessive periods. It is the first hooke lost in peri menopause . It prevents sodium retention and has a rob in pregnanc.
Dr. Troy DeLong
Pharmacology 30 years experience
See below: In a very basic explanation estrogen causes cells to grow (example: breast/uterine tissue) and Progesterone helps the cells to mature properly.

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How does low estrogen affect skin wrinkling?

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Do progesterone and estrogen have different affects on our body?

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Does taking progesterone help increase estrogen in the body? I have problem with low estrogen.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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No: Although both estrogen and Progesterone are female hormones, they have very different effects on the body and will not increase estrogen levels.
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I got natural progesterone vag gel as well. But can estrail cream increase my bodys estrogen level?

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Estrogen: estrogen cream could increase body estrogen blood levels. At 36, did you have an operation? Are you treating vaginal dryness, birth control? it depends.

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