Progesterone Hormone 

Know about Low Progesterone and why it matters 

Progesterone is very important to our hormone health and reproductive system. It plays a vital role in regulating many of the body’s functions, especially a woman’s menstrual cycle. 

Progesterone is the major pregnancy hormone. 1 in every 8 couples has difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. 

Low progesterone causes hormone imbalances in women. It can lead to Infertility and/or miscarriages. It causes Luteal Phase Defect, affecting uterine lining which hampers the implantation of embryo. If pregnancy occurs, body increases the production of progesterone to sustain the pregnancy. 

Other roles of progesterone in the body - 

  • Boosts thyroid function
  • helps normalize blood sugar levels 
  • has beneficial anti-inflammatory effects 
  • helps in using fat for energy 

Even if you are not trying to conceive, low progesterone is still a problem. A healthy menstrual cycle is also a hallmark of a healthy body!!

Symptoms of low progesterone - 

  • Irregular menstrual #cycles 
  • Short luteal phase less than 12 days 
  • Brown spotting
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Cyclical breast tenderness 
  • Ovarian cysts 
  • Menstrual migraines 
  • Anxiety 
  • Weight gain 
  • Sugar craving 
  • Low libido
  • Depression 
  • Fatigue 
  • Low basal body temperature 
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Allergy symptoms 

Know your hormones and treat any imbalances to achieve optimal health and fitness.