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Antidiuretics - To Pee or Not to Pee

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To diurese or to anti-diurese—that is the question. So begins a pair of articles about increasing or decreasing the amount of urine output. This first one will discuss anti-diuresis, or the inhibition of urinary output. This is done with drugs called antidiuretics, and to understand them, it is helpful to discuss nature’s way of doing the same thing with a hormone upon which the synthetic drugs are based. What is Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH, or vasopressin)? The posterior pituitary gland in your brain stores and releases anti-diuretic hormone (ADH, or vasopressin), which is made in the hypothalamus. This hormone decreases the amount of urine that is produced by your kidneys. At first, this sounds like the opposite of what is desirable, because urinating several times a day is a good indicator that all is well—your heart is pumping blood with enough healthy force to reach your kidneys and a good blood pressure there is obviously in effect. So directly it give ...

Does Endometrin Delay Your Period?

Progesterone is crucial in women of childbearing age. It is secreted by the ovary after ovulation naturally. The hormone is responsible for the slightly high body temperature during the second half of a female menstrual cycle. The hormone prepares the lining of the uterus in readiness for embryo implantation. If fertilization doesn’t occur, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) breaks down and monthly periods start. If a pregnancy occurs, progesterone is crucial to sustaining the pregnancy. Low progesterone hormone may be a cause of infertility in women. Additionally, women on fertility drugs can experience low levels of progesterone as a result of the medicines used to restore fertility. In such situations, a doctor may prescribe Endometrin. Many women on Endometrin have experienced a monthly period delay. Does Endometrin delays period, or other factors are to be blamed? Before answering the question, what is Endometrin and how does it work.    What is Endometr ...

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