Hormone Tracking

How Progesterone (PDG) Tests Can Help You

The progesterone hormone is produced in your body and measured in blood tests; Pregnanediol (PdG) is the metabolite that comes from metabolized progesterone and is the compound measured in progesterone urine tests.  For a normally fertile women, PdG rises to the detection high level (5 ug/ml) 5 days AFTER ovulation. This timing is opposite to the LH rises before ovulation day. So, the progesterone test is normally used to double-check that ovulation has occurred.   If you have had any of these symptoms,  Progesterone (PDG)  may help you. You . . . haven’t found any positive ovulation test results at...

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Infertility

PCOS Types and Treatments

1 in 10 women struggling with infertility have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome.), making it the leading cause of female infertility. Though this challenge is common, not all forms of PCOS are the same, and not all fertility solutions are the same. There are two main categories of PCOS -- Insulin-Resistant PCOS and Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS -- that can also be broken down further into 5 types (as shown in the table below). Type 1: Insulin-Resistant PCOS Symptoms This is sometimes considered the “classical” form of PCOS.  It often includes the common symptoms of weight gain, ovulatory challenges...

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