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What is the role of prostaglandins in my body?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Prostaglandins carry out many important tasks in the body, including the regulation of:

  • Allergic response
  • Blood clotting and platelet aggregation
  • Blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal function and secretions
  • Heart function
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammation, pain, and swelling
  • Kidney function and fluid balance
  • Nerve transmission
  • Steroid production and hormone synthesis
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