Have you been feeling a little less than yourself lately? Irregular menstrual periods, abnormal weight gain, mood swings, a decrease in sex drive… all of these and more are signs that you may be suffering from estrogen dominance.
What Is Progesterone Deficiency?
Progesterone is made in the ovaries, the placenta, and it’s also partially made in adrenal glands. It has some anti-estrogenic effects on the body. Progesterone can block estrogen receptors and therefore balance out estrogen levels. In the second half of the menstrual cycle, it’s also responsible for thickening and stabilizing of the uterine lining.
Progesterone is mainly produced in pregnancy in super high levels. Initially, it’s made in the corpus luteum after ovulation, and then at approximately 10 weeks pregnancy the placenta takes over progesterone production.
Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency
If you’re experiencing progesterone deficiency, you may have only a few of the common symptoms or exhibit the entire array. Regardless of how few or many you may have, it can turn your life upside down. Here are some of the hormone imbalance symptoms associated with progesterone deficiency. This list is by no means exhaustive but rather gives insight into the types of experiences progesterone deficiency individuals typically suffer from.
Other symptoms may include:
● Irregular menstrual periods
● Abnormal weight gain
● Mood swings
● A decrease in sex drive
● Premenstrual syndrome symptoms
● Tender breasts
● Fibrocystic tissue developing in the breasts
● Gallbladder problems
● Thyroid dysfunction
Alternative Treatments for Progesterone Deficiency
So how does the unbalanced hero become balanced again?
Hormonal Modulation – Progesterone
Infoceuticals / Energetic Control – Acupuncture to balance out the endocrine meridians
Nutrition – Eat wild yams
Exercise – Prosta, weight-lifting
Supplementation – Take over-the-counter wild yam supplements
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