Progesterone, Broken Capillaries and Veinous Insufficiency

by Jane
(Canada)

I have read conflicting information about the effect of progesterone on vascular tone. My impression is that it is a vasodilator, with some benefits to vascular tone, however, what effect does progesterone have on capillaries, and does it cause damaged capillaries or spider veins if venous insufficiency is present?

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Jul 03, 2018
Progesterone, Broken Capillaries and Veinous Insufficiency
by: Joy

Hi Jane

Progesterone is a vasodilator. I can find no evidence that progesterone causes capillaries. I have been using progesterone for 14/15 years now and I have no problems at all.

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