Our hormones are powerful and impact almost all bodily processes. Though potent, they are also easily swayed. If any trigger throws even one hormone off balance, it affects all the others. As a result, our biology and brains can suffer.
In my previous post, I provided some natural tips to address stress overload, one of the most common factors that can lead to hormonal chaos. In the follow up article, I started to discuss one of the key players in hormonal harmony, progesterone.
Specifically, part one topics on progesterone included (1) its main functions (reproduction and fertility), (2) systemic affects in both men and women, (3) its biological makeup, (4) how it is regulated, and (5) healthy ranges of progesterone.
Now, in part II, I continue my discussion on progesterone. This time, I review:
- what happens if progesterone becomes dysregulated
- the symptoms and causes of high and low levels of progesterone
- testing for progesterone, and its caveats
- treatment with progesterone (bioidentical and synthetic hormone replacement therapy)
- naturopathic and functional medicine approaches to optimize progesterone (including lifestyle approaches such as stress relief, sleep, nutrition, and herbal therapy)
Click here to access my latest blog and video and learn more about progesterone. *
*Note: My post and video contains some additional, fresh material not found in my original article on Rupa Health. However, if you want more of the science, additional details, and specific brands of tests mentioned, you will want to check out the Rupa Health publication.
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