Progesterone is a class of hormone in women's bodies that is normally produced in the ovaries. When you're pregnant, your progesterone levels should remain high throughout the entire pregnancy. If you're not pregnant, progesterone plays a critical role in your menstrual cycle, pre-menopause, and menopause. Since progesterone is crucial for a healthy pregnancy and normal menstrual cycle, issues can arise if the levels drop below average.
Women who are in menopause or have finished their menstrual cycles are no longer producing the hormone progesterone. The same applies for women who have undergone a hysterectomy. Many practitioners prescribe only estrogen as a hormone replacement but progesterone provides an important estrogen-balancing, anti-cancer effect for the body.
If your progesterone levels drop, you can suffer from many symptoms whether you are pregnant or not. If you have been considering seeking help managing your menopause symptoms or any of the other symptoms below, schedule a consultation with us today to to learn about how hormone balancing can help you.
Low Progestrone Level symptoms when not pregnant
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Hot flashes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Weight gain
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Fibroids or endometriosis
Low progesterone level symptoms while pregnant
- Constant breast tenderness
- Unwavering fatigue
- Vaginal dryness
- Frequent low blood sugar levels