Progesterone: The Superhero Hormone

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We begin to lose progesterone at the age of 35. This is when many women start to feel the effects. Therefore, the goal of gaining optimal hormone balance by refilling our hormone receptors is to eradicate symptoms of hormone imbalance and help prevent disease as we age. Progesterone is the most protective hormone that the body produces!

The Benefits of Progesterone

Progesterone is important to the female body as it is necessary in fertility, restores libido, and plays a key role in the menstrual cycle. Furthermore, it plays a bigger role in bodily function than most people know. It helps protect against:

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  • Breast cancer
  • Bulging veins
  • Cancer of the uterus
  • Cancer of the ovaries
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Facial hairs
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Flushing
  • Heart attacks
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Loss of hair
  • Mood swings
  • Muscular aches & pains
  • Night sweats
  • Stress
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Water retention

In addition, progesterone can relieve many types of arthritis, helps the thymus and thyroid glands, helps immunological problems, and helps use fat for energy. Additionally, it can improve memory, act as a mild diuretic, is a natural antidepressant, and can relieve anxiety. However, these are only a few of the calming and amazing benefits that optimal progesterone levels provide the body.

What Happens When Progesterone is Low

However, when hormones are low you may start to feel the side effects of a hormone imbalance. Side effects can include fatigue, reduced libido, headaches, vaginal dryness, and irritability. Additionally, it can even cause a rise in depression and anxiety in women. There are many different causes for low progesterone. However, hormone therapy can help you treat a hormone imbalance like low progesterone.

Bring Your Body Back Into Balance at Happy Hormone Cottage

If you fear you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance, Happy Hormone Cottage can help you get your hormones,  back to optimal levels. We are now offering zoom video conferencing and telephone conferencing appointments with our experienced patient consultants ($25). Contact us today to learn more.

Written by Lyn Hogrefe