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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Rich Foods

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Are there foods I can eat that are progesterone rich?

Are there foods I can eat that are progesterone rich?

No: To eat foods containing chemicals known to be similar (in effect) to the body's hormones is usually a bad idea. The dosing would vary each day because the foods never contain the same amount of chemical from meal to meal, people don't eat the same meals each day, foods from different farms have different levels of chemicals, etc... The only way to get exact amounts is by approved, purified drugs. ...Read more

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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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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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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Followup Dr Gerald. Mandell re 20% EF w/ 2nd HIDA. My sympt were nausea from progesterone??, rare LPR reflux? & intermit mild urq pain. 0 food assoc

Followup Dr Gerald. Mandell re 20% EF w/ 2nd HIDA. My sympt were nausea from progesterone??, rare LPR reflux? & intermit mild urq pain. 0 food assoc

Many variables: The main symptoms of gb disease are typical right upper quadrant pain often associated with fatty meal . Sometimes HIDA test can be affected by medications and hormones.Many other causes besides gb for abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone: Suggest you use your search engine to google this for all the information you could want. ...Read more

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What is low progesterone ?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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What do 3.6 progesterone mean?

That is level: You don't say if that is a saliva level or a blood level. Progesterone normals vary according to what time of the menstrual cycle. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the lab. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low? Why do you think you need to boost it? A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more