Progesterone is a Versatile Hormone Used by Many Bodily Systems

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone is a Versatile Hormone Used by Many Bodily Systems

Progesterone is a hormone of many uses to the body. Because of its versatility, many doctors recommend progesterone therapy for women whose levels have declined due to aging. Progesterone plays a key role in conception and pregnancy by preparing the uterine lining to accept a fertilized egg. If no pregnancy occurs, progesterone drops, leading to menstruation.

Progesterone is also used by systems outside of reproduction. Some of them are listed below.

It raises core body temperature.
It relaxes and reduces muscle spasms.
It widens bronchi.
It is an anti-inflammatory agent.
It normalizes blood clotting.
It helps in thyroid function.
It keeps skin and ligaments supple.

Progesterone supplements are administered by pill, injection and suppository form.

   

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