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What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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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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What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

Varies : The estrogen progeterone ratio is not something anyone would check. Levels change dramatically throughout the cycle so checking this number would not be clinically useful. ...Read more

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Do progesterone and estrogen have different affects on our body?

Yes: These are two different reproductive female hormones which are both necessary but have very different effects. ...Read more

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I got natural progesterone vag gel as well. But can estrail cream increase my bodys estrogen level?

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. ...Read more

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If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

Stress unlikely: Stress would be a very unlikely cause for elevation of all these hormones. You need a thorough work-up with a qualified endocrinologist to see of these hormones are actually elevated, and if they are, to discover and treat the cause. ...Read more

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What do estrogen and progesterone do?

What do estrogen and progesterone do?

Inner lining: Estrogens produced by the ovaries during the first half of the menstrual cycle, before ovulation, make the inner lining of the uterus grow to provide a nice cushion for a fertilized egg. After ovulation the ovaries start producing progesterone which transforms the inner lining into that nice cushion. When there is no pregnancy, both hormone levels drop at the end of the cycle and menses commence. ...Read more

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How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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Is progesterone an estrogen?

Is progesterone an estrogen?

No: Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen. One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are estrogen and progesterone?

Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone are hormones produced by the ovary in response to the brain (pituitary gland). Estrogen is produced early in a womans cycle and Progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The are responsible for preparing the uterus for pregnancy and for pregnancy maintenance. They are also responsible for making women, women. ...Read more

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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

Imbalance: Multiple factors can cause an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Primary hormonal problems with the ovarian access, or other hormonal problems. Stress, obesity, and exposure to xenoestrogens can also be factors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are progesterone and estrogen connected?

Can you tell me are progesterone and estrogen connected?

Female sex hormones: Progesterone and estrogen are connected and responsible for many female body functions. estrogen develops eggs, and after sperm fertilization and implantation in the womb, Progesterone maintains the developing baby, just one of many use... ...Read more

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What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

Totally different: Progesterone and estrogen are quite distinct steroidal molecules secreted by the ovary as well as other entities in the body. The functions of these hormones are quite distinct. ...Read more

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Day 2 estrogen is less than 20 what should it be? Progesterone .6

Probably normal: Usually a fsh level is drawn at the same time to evaluate ovarian reserve and function. An Estradiol level less than 100 is normal and the fsh level is usually less than 10. The Progesterone level at this stage of the cycle is usually less than 1. ...Read more

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When do you take progesterone in cycle to treat estrogen dominance?

When do you take progesterone in cycle to treat estrogen dominance?

Day 14-28 of cycle.: The first day of your period/cycle/menses is day one. Take Progesterone the 14th day after your period thru 28th. Explore why you are estrogen dominant in the first place. Common causes include not ovulating (?Hormonal imbalance, stress, meds, excess body fat, sugar/refined carbs), constipation (?Lack of fruit/vegs/exercise, food sensitivites), non-organic foods, and abnormal estrogen metabolism. ...Read more

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Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Cycle: Lets say you are on your period, estrogen and Progesterone levels are going to be at it's lowest levels. On the other hand if you were to be mid cycle or late into your cycle your estrogen and Progesterone are going to be elevated, that is to ovulate and get the endometrium ready for implantation. But if you were early post period at the time of blood sampling that could be abnormal. ...Read more

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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age. A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml. Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman. The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be low in progesterone 1 wk then low estrogen the next?

Yes: Yes, your hormones can vary over the month especially if you have been under stress. You could start the month out with your estrogen levels low, and then at the end of your cycle your Progesterone could be low. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more