Progesterone Therapy How It Works
Progesterone therapy helps to regulate many of the body’s hormones. The major regulators of most human’s bodily functions are chemicals called hormones. A hormone is released by the cell or gland in one part of a system that takes effect in the cells of other parts of the body’s organ or systems. Even a little amount of hormone can be enough to regulate a cell’s metabolism. One major group of hormones in human body is the steroid hormones which are further divided into subgroups namely glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoid, vitamin D, androgens, estrogens, progestins or the progesterone. Among these hormones, progesterone is also a precursor of the other hormones in the steroid group, so to say progesterone is also responsible for the conversion of androgens and estrogens form its raw forms. Let us then pay closer attention to this wonder hormone. Progesterone is present in both sexes, and produced by the adrenal glands and in females it is primarily secreted by the ovaries and the placenta during pregnancy. When these organs fail, the levels of progesterone is depleted and one may need a progesterone therapy. Because of the significant functions of progesterone being a regulator of its fellow hormones and many other bodily functions, when progesterone is no longer released in the body it becomes important to begin progesterone therapy. Instances when progesterone becomes scarce or inadequate are menopausal, and organ exhaustions of the producers like the adrenal glands. Diseases of the organs that secrete it may also be the cause like polycystic ovarian disease and the likes. When a client undergoes depletion of this hormone, his/her physician usually requires the client to go on progesterone therapy. This is to avoid hormonal imbalance of the progesterone and other hormones affected by its loss. This prevents further troubles that may arise from the absence of these major hormones is the body. The use of progesterone can be acute, long-term or lifetime depending on the situation of the client. There are available synthetic and semisynthetic progesterone in pharmacies for different routes like pill, capsule, injectable, vaginal suppositories and topical forms. Because it is a steroid hormone, it can only be
absorbed by fat and when administered orally, should be taken with oil for a better absorption. Other sites that may interest you
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