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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

Don't!: There are no foods that stimulate progesterone. Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

Will eating sweet  potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels?  Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read more

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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally?

By getting pregnant : Progesterone has specific function , when needed nature takes care of it, normal 2ng/ml to 5ng/ml after ovulation , reaches 200ng/ml during pregnancy , . ...Read more

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I have a thickened endometrium, possibly endometrium hyperplasia, is there anything i can do own my own to thin it and increase my progesterone levels?

Get the biopsy: The most important timing is to check the biopsy and see if this is normal vs hyperplasia vs something more serious... Then you can think about treatment. ...Read more

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How can I increase my progesterone level if I am 19 weeks pregnant?

Healthy diet: At the second trimester stage, the placenta is a Progesterone factory. A healthy balanced diet including hormone building blocks like cholesterol can help hormone production. Injections of Progesterone are given to prolong pregnancy in some cases. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone levels cause a mmc that requires d&c because my body wouldn't naturally miscarry? I was 11 1/2 weeks, baby was 8 1/2.

Can low progesterone levels cause a mmc that requires d&c because my body wouldn't naturally miscarry? I was 11 1/2 weeks, baby was 8 1/2.

Unlikely this case: Very sorry for your loss. Low progesterone levels are sometimes linked to pregnancy losses, but in most women it's a non-isuue. Most all 1st trimester losses (98-99%) are due to genetic causes in the embryo/fetus. A case like yours where the baby is much smaller than gestational age is 99.9% not due to a progesterone problems. Good wishes, hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are reasons for your progesterone levels to raise?

Ovulation: Progesterone levels rise after ovulation and remain elevated in you are pregnant. It is involved in preparing the uterus for and maintaining pregnancy. ...Read more

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My progesterone level is low-17.5. Can I get pregnant naturally? Can you please suggest what I should do to get pregnant quick. Please help

Unclear results: Progesterone levels change throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this there are not usually checked as a baseline marker to gauge fertility. They are often checked on menstrual day 21 to determine if ovulation occurred. A Progesterone above 10 on that day reflects ovulation. Clarify with the ordering physician why this test was done and what interpretation they have for the results. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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