What is Progesterone?



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What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, the brain and peripheral nerves.

At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, we use bioidentical hormones to treat imbalances and improve the functions of female hormones, especially during menopause and other transitional periods of life. We have the expertise and knowledge to address hormonal issues and other health problems that are affecting your quality of life. Contact us for an appointment.

Progesterone’s Function

  • Need It During Pregnancy
  • Used To Convert Fat To Energy
  • Promotes Sleep
  • Natural Calming Effect
  • Normalized Blood Clotting
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Helps With Fluid Retention
  • Helps Balance Thyroid Functions

Natural Progesterone

  • Helps Build Bone
  • Protects Against Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Balances Water Retention
  • Protects Against Endometrial & Breast Cancer
  • Normalizes Zinc & Copper Levels

Reasons For Low Progesterone

  • Stress
  • Impaired Production
  • Antidepressants
  • Sugar Consumption
  • Excess Saturated Fat Intake
  • Low Levels of Vitamin A, B6, C, Zinc
  • Decreased Thyroid Hormone

Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency

  • Breast Tenderness
  • Weight Gain
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Headaches, Migraine
  • Anxiety
  • Spotting
  • Irritability
  • Hot Flashes
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Amenorrhea
  • Oligomenorrhea

Symptoms of Excess Progesterone

  • Sleepiness
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Candida Infections
  • Mild Depression
  • Increased Estrogen Deficiency Symptoms
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