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Question: Low Progesterone


 artistadele - Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:08 am

I am a 29 year old woman, and I just found out that I'm barely producing any progesterone. I had my blood work done on day 21 of my cycle and my progesterone level was 0.5. I had a son 4 years ago, so at one point my hormones were somewhat balanced, because I had absolutely no problem getting pregnant with him or any problems during the pregnancy. What could have caused these low progesterone levels, and is there something I can do to alleviate the somewhat debilitating symptoms I have to cope with everyday because of this hormone imbalance? I find it hard to find information on this subject, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:06 pm

User avatar Hello,

Hormones are always in a state of fluctuation in the human body. We are very complex and all kinds of thing can alter the normal balance of these substances.

Some of the most common causes of low progesterone are
1 - Estrogen dominance which could be related to environmental exposures of substances that behave like estrogen, or if you have liver dysfunction.
2 - Insulin resistance
3 - Chronic stress
5 - High sugar/low nutrient diet
6 - Lack of exercise
7 - Some medications

You should have this evaluated by a doctor who is familiar with this condition. You may benefit from treatment.

Best wishes.

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