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Research and Clinical Trials for Progesterone

While there are a number of conditions for which progesterone is already prescribed, research is ongoing into its potential benefits for people suffering from other conditions, though progesterone’s benefits for these conditions are not yet proven. These conditions include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Birth control (progesterone-only pills are favored by some breastfeeding mothers, though their efficacy is unclear)
  • Bone density improvement
  • Breast pain
  • Cocaine dependence
  • Cognitive performance
  • Food cravings (prior to menstruation)
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone-related psychosis
  • Infant mortality in preterm benefits (especially when combined with estrogen)
  • Memory enhancement
  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Mood and cognition in postmenopausal women
  • Mood disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Postpartum psychiatric problems
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stress
  • Supplementation for preterm and low-birth-weight infants

Locations for Progesterone