The importance of progesterone for the menstrual cycle, pregnancy – and your general health

The importance of progesterone for the menstrual cycle, pregnancy – and your general health

Progesterone is an important female sex hormone that has several functions in the body - not least when it comes to helping during ovulation and pregnancy.

The function of progesterone in the body

Here are some of the main functions of progesterone:

Regulation of the menstrual cycle

Progesterone is an important hormone that helps regulate the menstrual cycle. During the second half of the menstrual cycle, after ovulation, the body produces increased amounts of progesterone to prepare the uterus for a possible pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels drop and the uterus is expelled in the form of menstruation.

Maintenance of pregnancy

Progesterone also helps maintain pregnancy by preparing the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg and by reducing uterine contractions that can lead to miscarriage.

Regulation of sleep and stress

Progesterone also has an impact on sleep and stress levels. It can act as a mild sedative and help relieve stress and anxiety.

Maintenance of bone health

Progesterone may also play a role in maintaining bone health by helping to balance calcium levels in the body.

In summary, progesterone is an important regulator of women's hormonal health, and its functions are necessary for a normal menstrual cycle and a healthy pregnancy. Progesterone also has other important functions in the body that can affect overall health and well-being.

Find out your progesterone levels

If you want to find out your progesterone levels, you can do this through a Progesterone test test. You can read more about the effect of the marker progesterone in your body or what low and high levels can mean here Progesterone.

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  • Measuring your estrogen levels.
  • Measuring your progesterone levels.
  • The value can be used when assessing hormonal imbalance.

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  • Analysis of your progesterone levels.
  • Get more insight into your progesterone production.
  • Identify possible infertility and hormonal balance.

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