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High Blood Pressure And Progesterone Especially In Women

The relationship between high blood pressure and progesterone, especially for women is significant.  The Weill Medical College of Cornell University found evidence that the sex steroid hormone progesterone affects their blood vessels.  That in turn directly affect the rise in blood pressure that often occurs in women after menopause, when their natural production of progesterone or estrogen drops.

What Might Increase Your Blood Pressure Risk

Some factors that might contribute to how your blood pressure can increase with the use of progesterone are:-

  • Female relatives having a history of high blood pressure

  • High blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Heart problems

Progesterone In Women

Progesterone is naturally secreted by ovulating women in their ovaries during the second half of their menstrual cycle, after the release of their egg, in helping to prepare their uterus to receive and fertilize that egg.

Progesterone In Men

Men do produce progesterone, but theirs are produced in their adrenal gland.

What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a steroid that affects your heart, your brain and your blood vessels.  Progestogens, a progesterone like substance is also ingested by women through their birth control pills, and menopausal hormone replacement therapy.

Remember older women taking menopausal hormone replacement are also most likely taking blood pressure medication.  Therefore, women in general are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure than men when their estrogen levels falls.

How Progesterone Works

KAL PROGESTERONE CREAM, or Progesterone in general can regulate your blood pressure. It works as a mild diuretic.

It blocks the uptake of calcium by calcium channels in smoothing out your muscle cells in the same way calcium channel blockers medication works.  But when women reaches menopausal age and they stop taking birth control pills, or their bodies makes less progesterone; naturally there have been incidences of increased blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure And Progesterone Side Effects

As you know all medicines carry side effects and a mix of progesterone and high blood pressure carries additional risks.

  • Fluid retention/edema

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Stomach pain or cramping

  • Breast Tenderness

  • Heart palpitations

Please seek immediate medical attention if any of these side effects occur.

  • Severe allergic reactions like rashes, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your mouth, face, lips or tongue

  • Double vision

  • Swelling of your ankles or fingers

  • Lump in your breast

High Blood Pressure Risk

You should know the risk women and high blood pressure face.  Increased blood pressure puts pressure on your blood vessels with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and also stroke.

So monitor your blood pressure often and stay within the normal range of 120/80 levels.  Once you have control of your high blood pressure and progesterone levels, you are on your way to living a healthy lifestyle.

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