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Low Progesterone in Women

Are you experiencing mood swings, anxiety, fatigue? If so, you may be suffering from low progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that effects the fertility and menstrual cycle of a women. Low progesterone can truly take away from a women’s physical, emotional, and mental health. You may have low progesterone levels if you experience some or all of the following….

Potential Signs of Low Progesterone
– poor sleep – irregular periods – mood swings
– anxiety – low libido – fatigue
– infertility – sugar cravings – depression
– cold hands/feet – skin issues

Possible Causes of Low Progesterone
– stress (cortisol, the ‘stress’ hormone, blocks progesterone receptors)
– low thyroid function (thyroid is necessary for making progesterone)
– PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome- multiple cysts on the ovaries)
– age (progesterone begins to decrease after age 35)
– estrogen dominance (when the ratio of estrogen to progesterone is out of balance- estrogen being more dominant)

Ways to Help Increase Progesterone Levels Naturally
Improve Diet:
– eliminate sugar & alcohol
– avoid processed foods (packaged foods)
– limit intake of fruit (fruit is sugar)
– eat organic
– eat healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, etc.)
– increase vegetable intake (especially cruciferous veggies)

Reduce Stress:
– meditation
– gratitude
– gentle exercise (high endurance workouts should be limited)

Supplement:
– Vitex or Chasteberry (known to increase progesterone levels in ovaries)
– Green Tea (known to decrease estrogen dominance)
– Rhodiola rosea (known to improve cortisol levels to help progesterone levels)
– Zinc (known to help ovaries produced progesterone)
– Magnesium (known to improve sleep & to support the adrenal glands)
– Vitamin C (known to increase progesterone levels)
– Vitamin B6 (known to reduce estrogen levels & increase progesterone levels)

If you or someone you know experiences the signs of low progesterone, contact Balanced Health at 612-812-9121 or email us at info@creatingbalancedhealth.com and ask about our Hair & Saliva Scan.