Vegetable progesterone - whether it exists in nature?

September 9, 2012

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 Today, various cosmetic companies produce creams based on natural progesterone from wild yam. Are these creams contain progesterone, similar to endogenous, that is synthesized in the human body?

 Vegetable progesterone - whether it exists in nature?

What is progesterone and how it is formed

Female sex hormone progesterone produced in the ovaries, placenta and adrenal glands in females in the testes and adrenal glands in men. This steroid hormone biosynthesis which takes place for all the characteristic stages of steroids: cholesterol - dioksiholesterin - pregnenolone - progesterone. Cholesterol - a fat-like substance needed for all types of metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 Which is formed in the human or receives it from food of animal origin.

The mechanism of action of progesterone is also common for all steroids. Progesterone interacts with protein receptors of cells, the resulting complex is transferred to the cell nucleus, which causes the increased formation of certain proteins and leads to changes in the functional state of internal organs of women or men.

Progesterone is produced directly in the human body, but today the pharmaceutical industry produces not only natural but also synthetic progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 Which is used for therapeutic purposes in various diseases in men and women.

Under the influence of progesterone changes occur in a woman's body in the second half of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. In men it has an impact not only on sexual function (a form of male sex hormones), but also on the activity of many organs and systems.

 Vegetable progesterone - whether it exists in nature?

What is a plant progesterone and whether it exists in reality?

Vegetable progesterone, it is like oil without cholesterol. It is known that cholesterol is found only in animal products, so where is he in vegetable oil? That's right, it there can not be, by definition, but that many bottles of vegetable oil write that it is cholesterol-free. Almost as is the case with vegetable progesterone. What was the reason for such a hype around the plant progesterone?

Today is actively produced and marketed dietary supplements and creams from the extracts of medicinal plants (eg wild yams) containing natural plant progesterone. But as yet there is no scientific research to support the presence of plants, the active progesterone. However, in folk medicine in many countries where such plants are grown, they are used for the treatment of menstrual cycle and prevent miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
 . The original mechanism of action of these herbal medicines have not yet been studied, so can be considered only natural progesterone is synthesized in the human body.

 Vegetable progesterone - whether it exists in nature?

What is wild yam

Wild yam - a plant of the family dioscoreaceae, perennial herbaceous climber with brownish stems, alternate leaves and small yellow flowers, gathered in inflorescences drooping.

It grows wild yam in the forests of North America. But in our country also has a plant of the family dioscoreaceae is Dioscorea Caucasian (it grows in the Krasnodar Territory) and Dioscorea nipponskoy growing in the Far East.

All plants of the family doskoreynyh traditionally used in folk medicine for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, suppression of flares during menopause, as well as tools, warning miscarriages and preserving youth.

This effect is explained by the presence of wild yamse biologically active substances - plant saponins (diosgenin), which have a hormone-like action, without being, however, the analogues of progesterone.

Today, on the basis of wild yam produced a number of biologically active food supplements (dietary supplements), such as Wild yam NSP, AGC-Ex, and others. They can have a positive effect on hormonal woman gently regulating the menstrual cycle, suppressing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause . These dietary supplements soothes, relaxes the muscular system, help reduce headaches Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 . But, of course, they can not substitute for the treatment of the aforementioned diseases and conditions. Supplements apply on the basis of wild yam for minor violations of hormonal levels.

It produced a number of body cream with extract of wild yam, which is recommended to apply to the skin. For example, in the skin of the breast during mastitis. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of these creams to date has not been proved. In any case, given that mastitis is a precancerous condition, the use of wild yam cream should be done under medical supervision.

Vegetable progesterone do not exist, it is just a publicity stunt. But plants that have the ability to regulate hormones, and have them use the medicine prescribed by a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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Sex during menstruation: safe right?

May 16, 2012

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 The decision to enter into a sexual relationship involves a lot of important considerations. Those who choose to have sex should have the necessary knowledge about the male and female reproductive system, sexually transmitted diseases and birth control. Sometimes there may be difficulties related to sex, such as when you need to decide when and where to do it. In particular, it may be that the partners want to have sex when the woman is menstruating. But is sex during menstruation is safe?


Is it safe to have sex during menstruation?

Many men and women worry that having sex during the critical days of a woman is harmful to health. Although sexual intercourse during menstruation is frowned upon in many cultures and religions, in fact it is quite normal and perfectly healthy.

Concerns about such acts in general stems from social misconceptions about menstrual blood: most girls are taught from an early age that their menstrual blood - is something impure, something that should always be hidden.

However, menstrual blood is a completely natural body fluid, and in no way affect either the man's penis or the female genital tract. If neither partner is sick or infected with venereal disease, it is quite normal to have sex during menstruation.

If someone has an STD from a partner, there is a higher risk of infection during menstruation. Sex may be safer using a condom during intercourse. However, if either partner has an STD, it is safer not to have sex at all.


What about oral sex?

Although for some men and women thought about oral sex during menstruation is a bit repulsive, many partners are happy to deal with them. If the partners are oral sex during menstruation is normal, they can be sure that it is completely safe. However, if you have an STD, menstrual blood may contain bacteria or viruses, and the partners should use adequate protection. However, if either partner has an STD, do not be safer oral sex.


Does sex get rid of the pain during menstruation?

Many women believe that sex really helps to relieve menstrual pain and cramps. This is because orgasm can cause uterine contractions, allowing it to use an excess of prostaglandins during this process. Prostaglandins - a hormone produced by the uterus. They help to stimulate contractions that push the menstrual blood from the uterus, as well as responsible for the seizures that occur during menstruation.


Can I get pregnant during menstruation?

While pregnant during the monthly menstrual cycle is possible, but unlikely. During menstruation the body works so that it comes out of the lining of the uterus, which was created during the last month in preparation for pregnancy. If a woman does not become pregnant, begin small contractions of the uterus, through which unfertilized egg and endometrium unused output from the uterus through the vagina. This means that in the fallopian tubes Fallopian tubes: an important part of the reproductive system  Fallopian tubes: an important part of the reproductive system
   no eggs which may be fertilized, and no mucosa, which helps to properly implement the developing embryo.

It is said that there is a small chance of pregnancy during menstruation. Women often take some bleeding, which may occur during ovulation Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?  Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
 For menstruation. Unprotected sex during this time can significantly improve the chances of getting pregnant.

Furthermore, sperm can live in the female reproductive system, up to three days. Because some women ovulate at the end of their menstrual period, this time the sperm may still be alive and able to fertilize an egg.


Can you avoid STDs by having sex during menstruation?

There are a number of myths that can not be infected with a sexually transmitted disease by having sex during menstruation. Unfortunately, these myths are an absolute lie, and both partners are at risk of contracting any sexually transmitted diseases, engaging in unprotected sex during menstruation.

If a woman is a carrier of STDs, her menstrual blood as well as semen and vaginal secretions Vaginal discharge: normal or disease?  Vaginal discharge: normal or disease?
 Will contain the causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, or whether any bacteria that cause various diseases, including syphilis Syphilis - punishment of Venus  Syphilis - punishment of Venus
   and chlamydia. In addition, many women during menstruation experienced exacerbation of herpes, which can increase the risk of transmission of the disease to sexual partner.

Rejection of the entire endometrium creates substantially open wound inside the uterus. This provides direct access to viruses and bacteria into the bloodstream. Thus, when having sex, especially during menstruation, you must use a condom to prevent the transmission of STDs, if one or both partners are infected.


Can sex during menstruation cause the end of the period?

Those who have had sexual intercourse during menstruation, can see that it ends abruptly during the day after intercourse. Do not worry that somehow the blood is stuck somewhere in the reproductive tract, it is not. In fact, probably monthly resulted from the fact that sexual intercourse has stimulated an increase in the number of contractions in the uterus, causing the body to get rid of menstrual blood.

During orgasm, the uterus undergoes a series of muscle contractions that can help accelerate menstruation, the endometrium starts to move and comes out through the vagina. Furthermore, the semen contains prostaglandins, hormones responsible for the occurrence of contractions. The combination of prostaglandin and orgasm can increase the number of uterine contractions, and hence be the reason that the menses exits the body faster.


How to ensure cleanliness during sexual intercourse during menstruation?

Women and men often do not like to have sex during menstruation because of the aesthetic inconvenience. However, if a little more carefully plan this process, it is possible to reduce the inconvenience and focus on pleasure. In this case, the best fit position when the woman is lying on his back: it will help slow the bleeding. It is necessary in advance to put a spare towels or sheets, which will absorb the excess blood.

Do not use a diaphragm or cervical cap during intercourse. These barrier methods of contraception are to collect menstrual blood, which can cause a woman's toxic shock syndrome.

The accumulated blood in the vagina at body temperature is an ideal medium for bacterial growth if it does not stand out. Despite the similarities, the diaphragm and cervical cap is still different from those of hygiene as menstrual cup that can be used safely during menstruation, when used according to instructions.

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