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Postpartum depression, the New Drug Allopregnaneolone

March 21st, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Platt Wellness|

There is concern, nowadays, in congress about the high cost of medications. On March 19, the FDA approved a drug being hailed as the first to be approved for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). The cost for the drug alone is expected to be $20,000-$35,000, and requires the additional cost for hospitalization during its IV administration lasting 60 hours. The primary component of this drug is allopregnaneolone, which is a breakdown product of a hormone called progesterone. When women are pregnant, the placenta pours out progesterone during the second and third trimester. It is a natural antidepressant and is responsible [...]

Progesterone is one of the most important hormones in the body

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Platt Wellness|

16 Benefits of Progesterone It is a hormone that is present in both sexes. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the various roles that progesterone plays. In this regard, it is necessary to differentiate between natural, bio-identical progesterone and synthetic progestogens.  Bio-identical progesterone is identical to the progesterone produced in the body.  Progestogens are synthetic, and are the ones that are found in birth control pills, hormonal IUD's, and drugs like Provera.  Progesterone receptors will not transport progestogens to the nucleus of a cell and thereby they can never duplicate the action [...]