There are many, many symptoms of low progesterone. Here are some of the most common:
Try these natural treatments to ease your symptoms of low progesterone.
Your low progesterone levels could be caused from naturally lowering hormones. Women in perimenopause experience a drop in their progesterone level.
While many women think that during perimenopause their estrogen levels are low, it is not until they reach menopause that they have a drop in their estrogen level. In fact, during peri menopause, since a woman's progesterone level is low, she may experience symptoms of too much estrogen.
Other factors causing your progesterone levels to plummet include:
One consequence of not enough exercise is an increased stress level! Exercise also helps your body to maintain regular hormone levels.
Your cells can't take in progesterone when they have too much glucose or not enough glucose. Since eating sugar and refined carbohydrates causes your blood sugar level to spike very high and bottom out very low, it also causes your progesterone levels to fall.
Normal Progesterone Levels
Your progesterone levels are measured in nanograms per milliliter. Here are normal progesterone levels for each phase of life.
To see a chart with more female hormone levels, see www.fertilityplus.org.
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