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What Is Progestin Hormone
For sure not!: 'progestin' is a large family of both natural and synthetic hormones whose actions are called progestational. Progesterone is the important natural hormone. No, you cannot be free of it and don't want to be - cortisol is made from progesterone, and you'd literally die without it. If you refer to progestin supplements, there are no life and death problems with reducing or discontinuing it. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.
If one has facial edema due to low progesterone levels,wud Bcps help to regulate the hormones?Does progestin substitute body's need for progesterone?
I have the Skyla IUD and before that was on Micronor (norethindrone). In2013 I was 88 lbs in 2014 I was 83 lbs. Could weight loss be because of the hormone progestin?
If I switch from a progestin-only BC pill to a combined hormonal BC pill with no break in between, am I protected immediately?
Are the risks of getting cancer (especially breast cancer) higher, if I am already on hormone treatment (estrogen and progestogen) at age 17?
Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more
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