Progesterone is a female sex hormone that is mostly produced in the ovaries. This hormone is essential to maintaining a woman’s menstrual cycle and serves the main purpose of preparing the uterus for pregnancy. Progesterone also works together with estrogen and testosterone to coordinate various bodily functions.
Women need progesterone to retain optimal health. So, low progesterone can lead to various symptoms and complications. Hormone therapy can restore imbalanced progesterone levels to resolve symptoms and improve your overall wellness.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
During a woman’s childbearing years, low progesterone can prevent an egg from implanting in the uterus, making it difficult to get or stay pregnant. Insufficient progesterone can cause other symptoms including:
- Irregular periods
- Headaches and migraines
- Mood fluctuations
- Anxiety and depression
Additionally, low progesterone can throw off the balance of female sex hormones, causing estrogen to take over. This can lead to weight gain, reduced libido, breast tenderness, PMS, gallbladder issues, and fibroids, along with the symptoms listed above.
After menopause, many women experience symptoms of low progesterone and low estrogen due to the natural drop in sex hormone production with age. Hormone therapy to rebalance these hormones can help you combat the negative effects of aging.
What to Do About Low Progesterone
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, you can visit a doctor to determine the cause. If low progesterone levels are found to be the root of the issue, you may want to consider hormone therapy to rebalance your hormone levels.
At Mind Body Spirit Care, we offer bioidentical hormone therapy to treat hormonal imbalances, including low progesterone. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant and animal sources, making them a safe, natural way to restore the body’s hormonal balance.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy for low progesterone and other hormone-related concerns, schedule an appointment at Mind Body Spirit Care today.