‘Progesterone can also have beneficial effects on the lungs. It increases pulmonary gas-exchange and reduces alveolar CO2 pressure. Asthma patients treated with progesterone report fewer asthma attacks. In my practice I have found that asthma patients treated with progesterone report fewer attacks, and overall patients report more undisturbed sleep and a significant reduction in snoring. Could sleep apnea be related to progesterone deficiency?
Other important properties and effects of progesterone include:
Bone-trophic (bone building)
Protects from prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer
Supports thyroid function
Normalizes glucose, zinc, and copper levels’
(note: when taking progesterone orally, up to 80% of the progesterone can be lost through the liver)