Progesterone Receptors

Many areas of the body are affected by progesterone. Compiled by John R. Lee, MD Hormones convey their message only where and when receptors for them are available.  The multiple roles of progesterone are illustrated by the range of progesterone receptors throughout the body. A listing of tissue sites for progesterone receptors follows. For more […]

Hormone Balance Made Simple – More Information

The Essential How-to Guide to Symptoms, Dosage, Timing and More by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins The user-friendly guide by the authors of the classic bestsellers What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins. This down-to-earth, […]

Hormones and Ovarian Cancer

Should Users of Bioidentical Hormones be Worried? Can conclusions from research on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing estrogen and a synthetic progestin be applied to bioidentical hormone therapy? The lead author of a study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) thinks it can. Lina Steinrud Mørch, MSc and colleagues, […]

Hormones and the Ovaries

Here's where you'll find a list useful articles about women's ovaries and how they work, how hormones affect them, and how to prevent polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). You can also learn more about ovarian cancer and hormones, and about Premature Ovarian Failure (POF).

Uterine Prolapse and Hormones

Question and Answer from Dr. John Lee Q: I am writing with questions about the options for a prolapsed uterus. I am 40 years old and have been diagnosed with a cystocele, uterine prolapse and rectocele. My urologist said that he can repair my bladder and to see a gynecologist concerning the repair of the […]

Asthma and Hormones in Women

From the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter, 2001 Q: I am 32 years old and have had asthma since I was a child. I use inhalers to control it, but it tends to get worse before I get my period. I’ve ended up in the emergency room many times in my life with these […]

Progesterone, Inflammation and Breast Cancer

Progesterone, Inflammation and Breast Cancer

A study from Michigan State University (MSU) has created some controversy about progesterone, inflammation and breast cancer. The study was ostensibly set up to learn more about differences in how the two primary progesterone receptors, A and B, affect breast cancer. To biochemists involved in this particular microcosm, it’s an intriguing study, and the authors […]

Progesterone and Stroke

Progesterone and Stroke

Progesterone helps rats recover better from a stroke and likely does the same for humans. We’ve known for years that giving progesterone to people with head trauma helps them recover better, but new research is showing that progesterone may also help stroke victims, and likely protects against stroke. Progesterone Improves the Outcome of Head Trauma […]