What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone that is important for women because its main role is thickening the lining of the uterus each month. If pregnancy occurs, progesterone is produced in the placenta and levels remain elevated throughout the pregnancy. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries, placenta, and the adrenal glands.

What Causes Low Progesterone?

  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause
  • Chronic stress
  • Xenohormones
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Poor nutrition
  • Insulin resistance

  • Are You Suffering From Low Progesterone?

    Low Progesterone Symptoms

    Low Progesterone Physical Symptoms:
  • Irregular cycles: Irregular cycles, longer cycles than normal, or shorter luteal phase than normal
  • Menstrual issues: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, mid-cycle spotting, bad menstrual cramps
  • Infertility: Difficulty conceiving, miscarriages
  • Skin issues: Acne, dry skin, cracked skin, brittle nails
  • Slower metabolism: Weight gain, sugar cravings
  • Low Progesterone Physical Symptoms:
  • Emotional issues: Depression, mood swings, anxiety
  • Cognitive issues: Loss of memory, foggy thinking

  • Progesterone Replacement Therapy

    A hormone replacement therapy program starts with determining what levels your hormones are at and then customizing a plan to balance them properly. Progesterone creams and pills are available and may be prescribed if your hormones are low. However, if your body has an excess of progesterone, a balance of proper nutrition and exercise may be the solution.
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