Progesterone in Men
Progesterone is often thought of as a female hormone because it is one of the main sex hormones in women. However, men also need adequate amounts of progesterone. In a healthy male, the testes produce about 5 to 15 mg of progesterone on daily basis.
The Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone Connection in Men
Progesterone counteracts estrogen, preventing excessive estrogen levels relative to progesterone (known as estrogen dominance). This is important because excessive estrogen levels in men can cause many unpleasant symptoms and health risks.
Progesterone is a precursor to testosterone; it is used by the body to produce testosterone and other hormones. A decline in progesterone levels in men results in a decline in testosterone levels and other male hormone imbalances.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone (or Estrogen Dominance) in Men
- Enlargement of the prostate
- Smaller urethra
- Inflammation of the prostate
- Increased frequency of urination
- Heart conditions
- Cellular changes leading to cancer
- Diminished libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Increase in abdominal fat
- Bone loss
- Muscle loss
Your Solution: Hormone Imbalance Treatment with Natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
An imbalance in one hormone (i.e., low progesterone) causes an imbalance of other hormones (i.e., high estrogen and low testosterone levels). Hormone testing is the first step to determine if you have a male hormone imbalance. Based on your lab results, symptoms, medical history and physical exam, we will design a customized hormone replacement program, accompanied by an exercise, diet, and supplementation program. Our whole-person treatment is designed to help you regain the youthful vigor you had in your 20s and 30s and resolve any symptoms you are experiencing.