Woman wearing a hatProgesterone is one of the female hormones that are produced by the ovaries and adrenal gland. It is used in harmony and balance with the rest of the hormones to carry out a female’s hormonal cycle. Besides its important role in sex hormone balance, it has a great function on cardiovascular health, skin health, musculoskeletal health, and nervous system health.

Progesterone Testing in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Hollywood and Bakersfield

A physician’s such as Dr. Kerendian, who is a specialist in female hormone imbalance treatment can use specialized testing to evaluate your hormone levels. Furthermore, the appropriate utilization of progesterone can alleviate many problems in an individual to avoid utilization of certain medications.

What symptoms can be felt from low progesterone?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nervousness
  • Migraine headaches Before cycles
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Myofascial tension
  • Increased cholesterol

What are the causes that could lower your progesterone?

  1. Impairment of your body’s ability to produce progesterone
  2. Impairment of your body’s ability to signal the production of progesterone
  3. Mental stress
  4. Physical stress
  5. The use of certain medications that impair the production of progesterone
  6. Abnormal sugar metabolism or increased sugar intake
  7. Increased intake of saturated fats
  8. Certain vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin A, B6, C, Zn
  9. Decreased thyroid hormone
  10. Abnormality in estrogen or testosterone levels
  11. Increased prolactin levels
  12. Abnormal weight
  13. Other hormonal dysfunctions

No! Progestin is a synthetic medication that is used and most common oral contraception pills and was a part of the old hormone replacement therapy called Prempro. This synthetic medication has been linked to a lot of cardiovascular problems and breast cancer.

HOWEVER, it is important to note that physicians who are specialized in the field of hormonal rejuvenation DO NOT USE progestins.

Progesterone however as bio identical hormone is used commonly by hormone optimization physicians such as Dr. Kerendian. And if used appropriately, a patient can have magnificent improvement in their health other issues with no side effects.