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  • Progesterone

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    Progesterone is a steroid hormone that belongs to a group of sex hormones called progestogen. It is secreted primarily by the placenta (during pregnancy), the corpus luteum and adrenal glands. The corpus luteum is a temporary endocrine gland that is produced in a female body after ovulation and is involved in the early stages of pregnancy. If the eggs are not fertilised, the corpus luteum reverts to a corpus albicans and menstruation takes place. If the egg is fertilized, then progesterone is secreted

  • Effects Of Pregnancy On Patients With A History Of Miscarriage Essay

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    Quantitative Research Question: Does use of progesterone in early pregnancy explain viable pregnancies in patients with a history of miscarriage? Change One: In pregnant patients with a history of miscarriage, how does progesterone use compared to no treatment affect the viability of a pregnancy within nine months? Change Two: In a random sample of pregnant women with a history of recurrent miscarriage of unknown etiology, how does the application of 400 mg of progesterone, vaginally, twice daily for the first

  • Understanding Migraine Headaches

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    A migraine is a common, chronic, and debilitating neurovascular disorder. It is characterized by attacks of serve headache along with autonomic nervous system dysfunction and some patients an aura neurological symptom (Goadsby, Lipton, & Ferrari, 2002). There are two types of migraines classical migraine and common migraine. Classical migraine is one that either preceded or accompanied by focal neurological symptoms which are generally visual, this occurs in 15% of patients and is referred to migraine

  • PMS: How Much Do We Really Know? Essay

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    Withdrawal theory Dr. Sheryl Smith and colleagues in Philadelphia have devised a theory hypothesizing that PMS is caused by withdrawal of a woman's own hormones. The progesterone levels are increased during the second half of the menstrual cycle, and then there is a dramatic drop right before the premenstrual period. Progesterone, however, is converted to alopregnanolone, which acts like a sedative, increasing the potency of Gamma amino buteric acid (GABA). The presence of GABA produces mild euphoria

  • The Gastrointestinal System Of Pregnant Women

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    continue to experience NV until the sixteenth week. Few women continue to experience these symptoms into the third trimester. According to Stables and Rankin (2010), the pathogenesis of NV symptoms are not clear, but it believed that hormones progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), contribute to these symptoms (Lee & Saha, 2011). Lee and Saha (2011) suggest that NV is enhanced under the stimulus of hCG. It peaks in the second trimester between twelve and fourteen weeks of pregnancy

  • Should Abortion Be Legal?

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    Legal or Illegal? Which would you prefer? Not many are willing to discuss such a gut wrenching topic, but this needs to be addressed. It is a very controversial topic with having to do with women rights and activists. Since there are two sides to every argument, there is one side such as to make abortion legal and the opposing side to keep abortions illegal. In my opinion making abortion illegal can regulate the amount of women who do get pregnant. I believe that making abortions legal will let women

  • Essay about An Investigation of Postpartum Depression

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    three categorizations may be useful for the identification and possible treatment of the illness, there are hormonal, psychological, social and environmental aspects which can also contribute to psychiatric illness. Fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels during pregnancy are considered a possible source of depression. Upon 24-48 hours after giving birth and delivering,

  • Nicole's First Signs Of Ectopic Pregnancy

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    In the blood chemistry panel, two results were found to be extremely higher than the reference range. They were estradiol and progesterone. According to the Walk-In Lab, “estradiol is only seen in the blood in large amounts during pregnancy.” When estradiol levels are high and continually increase in steady amounts, this indicates that there is a pregnancy. Progesterone is used to detect if there is either infertility or a failing

  • How Do Women With Histories Of Miscarriage

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    Qualitative: How do women with histories of miscarriage view the use of supplemental progesterone in early pregnancy? To properly evaluate this qualitative research question there are a few things that I would like to do before I began this study on a large scale. First, this study is based on the assumption that while the use supplemental progesterone in early pregnancy has not proven to be statistically significant in the prevention of miscarriage; benefits have been shown to its use. I would

  • Birth Control Effects

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    female body it begins to thicken the lining of the uterus in preparation of fertilizing an egg. When the estrogen levels higher even more, the ovaries release an egg. This process is well known as ovulation. After this, the progesterone levels rise. Progesterone is a hormone that thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare for the fertilizing of the egg. During this process, the egg is traveling through the fallopian tubes, trying to get to the uterus. When the egg is fully fertilized and