Progesterone therapy in women with epilepsy

Abstract Background: Progesterone with its anti-seizure effect plays a role in the pathophysiology of catamenial epilepsy which affects 31-60% of epileptic women. In this study, an attempt to treat women suffering from catamenial epilepsy with progesterone, as an adjuvant drug, was made. Methods: The treatment was given to 36 women aged 20-40 years (mean age: 30.75±6.05) with…

Progesterone vs. synthetic progestins and the risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This is a fantastic link that not only acknowledges there is a scientific difference between Synthetic Progestin & Natural Progesterone but also the breast cancer risk associated with synthetic progestin.     Progesterone vs. synthetic progestins and the risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis Abstract Background: Use of menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT)-containing estrogen…

Therapy of side effects of oral contraceptive agents with vitamin B6

Therapy of side effects of oral contraceptive agents with vitamin B6 Studies carried out in different countries during the last 15 years have provided evidence that supplementation with (or excess of) estro-progestational hormones may be accompanied by an increased urinary excretion of tryptophan metabolites, as happens in pyridoxine deficiency. Further methods of assessment of vitamin…