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Progesterone and PCOD

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Progesterone and PCOD

Women’s who are suffering from PCOD faces a lot of problem in her day to day life. The prime problem she faces is irregular periods as a result formation of cyst in the ovaries and also boosts weight gain. There is no permanent treatment for PCOD/PCOS. Progesterone is a hormone produced during a women’s monthly cycle.

It plays a vital role in preparing a woman’s body for pregnancy.

The science behind it:

After ovulation, there is an increase in Progesterone. It thickens the uterine lining, where if the women conceive, the fertilized egg can have a healthy place to implant and thrive.

How Progesterone leads to periods?

When a drop of Progesterone triggers the uterus, it shed its lining and then the period’s start.

Now, when that drop comes too early, the menstrual cycle gets irregular, and other symptoms may be present in it.


  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain


Those women who are suffering from the low level of Progesterone can face difficulty in maintaining pregnancy through the first trimester. Having low Progesterone can also lead to irregular bleeding.

Role of Progesterone:

  • Maintain uterine lining
  • Help use fat for energy.
  • Anti-depressant
  • Facilitates thyroid hormone action
  • Normalizes blood clotting
  • Regulates sugar blood levels
  • Protects from endometrial cancer
  • Probable prevention of breast cancer.

However, Progesterone therapy should take care of. It is not for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

There is a need for a doctor’s consultancy before taking Progesterone to determine if a woman has:

  • Peanut allergy
  • Asthma
  • Heart problem
  • Circulation problem
  • Migraine
  • Breast disease
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Signs to stop taking Progesterone:

Women who have an intake of Progesterone should stop taking it after she notices the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Severe headaches
  • Swelling in the face and legs
  • Chest pain
  • Leg pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • A change in stool
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in walking or talking
  • A feeling of weakness or numbness in your arms, legs or face
  •  Feeling fatigued
  •  Vision problems
  • Breast changes
  • Vomiting
  • Fluid retention
  • Swelling
  • Back pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Increase in appetite
  • Mood swings

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