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Does using progesterone make you more likely to get certain conditions?

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Progesterone may raise your risk of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Heart problems
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Stroke
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids

From: Progesterone WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition, 2012, Saunders. Integrative Medicine

Hermann, A. , June 2005. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Elshafie, M. , October 2007. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Progesterone."

AltCareDex: "Natural Progesterone."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition, 2012, Saunders. Integrative Medicine

Hermann, A. , June 2005. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Elshafie, M. , October 2007. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Progesterone."

AltCareDex: "Natural Progesterone."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 18, 2017

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