Progesterone Should Be Considered a Treatment Option for Traumatic Brain Injuries

December 28th, 2009 | Posted by Fred Bloem, MD in Hormone replacement therapy

Progesterone is naturally occurring steroid hormone that is made by the human body’s hormone glands (including the testicles, the ovaries, and the adrenal glands). Please note that the terms progestins and progestagens are imprecise and that they usually refer to non-bioidentical chemicals such as medroxyprogestesterone acetate, levonorgestrel, norithendrone, and others). Optimal levels of naturally occurring steroid hormones such as progesterone, estradiol, testosterone, and cortisol are necessary for good health.

Growing Evidence Suggests Progesterone Should Be Considered a Treatment Option for Traumatic Brain Injuries

ScienceDaily (Dec. 25, 2009) — Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, recommend that progesterone (PROG), a naturally occurring hormone found in both males and females that can protect damaged cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems, be considered a viable treatment option for traumatic brain injuries, according to a clinical perspective.

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