Progesterone side effects ranging from headaches, breast pain or vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, constipation, etc. are advised to consider all possible side effects before starting the treatment.
During the reproductive cycle, once the egg is released, the follicle from which it was released to start producing progesterone. If the fertilized eggs, progesterone continues to be produced, which keeps the eggs implanted and growing. However, if the egg is not fertilized, production stopped progesterone and estrogen, which causes the lining of the uterus to break and release, along with eggs which are not fertilized.
Progesterone falls under the class of drugs called progestins (female hormones). Progesterone treatment provided as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This helps reduce the amount of estrogen in the womb. Women who have gone through menopause without hysterectomy usually need HRT. The treatment involves taking tablets containing progesterone and estrogen. This helps to manage menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, and can reduce the risk of developing certain diseases. It is often given to regulate a woman's menstrual cycle, particularly fertile women age, which had stopped after a period of normal menstruation.
Side effects of Progesterone
Progesterone is usually taken as pills, and can cause dizziness, headaches, breast tenderness or pain, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, fatigue, muscle, bone, or joint aches, sneezing, runny nose, mood swings, irritability, cough, excessive anxiety, increased irritability, problems in urination, vaginal discharge, and abdominal pain. Side effects of progesterone is quite common, and can be experienced regardless of the form taken hormones. However, if you experience side effects that are more severe, such as:
Severe dizziness or fainting
Blood in cough
Slow or Lisp speech, hoarseness
Pain or swelling in the leg
Weakness/numbness of arms/legs
Unexpected vaginal bleeding
An increase in the rate of the heartbeat
Intense chest pain
Lack of coordination or loss of balance
Loss of vision, blurred vision or double vision
Swelling or bulging eyes
Stomach pain or swelling
Difficulty breathing and swallowing
Allergic reactions, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hand
Progesterone Cream Side Effects
Progesterone is very soluble in fat. Topical application of creams can cause hormone storage in fatty tissues of women. Excessive accumulation of hormones in the network can eventually lead to hormonal imbalances and can affect the function of other hormones. Women may experience:
Breast enlargement or pain
A change in sexual drive
Stomach or leg cramps
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse
Increase in appetite
Pain around the vaginal area
Severe side effects may include:
Inflammation of the eye
Pain in groin
Partial or complete loss of vision
Yellowing of the skin and eyes
Suppository progesterone can also have the same side effects.
Attention: A scary side effects of progesterone is an increased risk of tumors in humans. Has been observed that the lab animals given hormones, develop tumors. It can also cause abnormal blood clotting, which can cut off the blood supply to its vital organs. According to a report recently published, scientists at Michigan State University have found that exposure to progesterone in menopause hormone therapy causes inflammation and may be a key factor in increasing the risk of breast cancer.
You should tell your doctor about any side effects in the beginning. As a side effect of severe life-threatening, can progesterone naturally ' safe ' alternatives are in great demand. Products containing ' natural progesterone ' made from a plant called steroid diosgenin that is contained in the sweet potatoes. The important thing to note is, if you are using the progesterone for a long time, it is necessary to have a thorough medical check-up at regular intervals, such as once a year or as recommended by your health care provider.