Progesterone in Men

Progesterone plays an important role in men even though it is primarily a female hormone.

During the aging process progesterone levels decrease. When the levels decrease, too much blood sugar is not regulated properly in your body, so you may feel fatigued, irritable, experience insomnia or even an enlarged prostate may occur.

As progesterone counterbalances estrogen in men, this balance is very important. If estrogen goes too high relative to progesterone, health risks start to happen. Some more common risks associated with higher estrogen levels are hair loss, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, bone loss, muscle loss, fatigue and depression.

Weight gain is also common along with heart issues and cellular changes. As you can see when progesterone is not at an adequate level estrogen and testosterone also are affected. If this is the case a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be right for you. The first step is to set up an appointment with your doctor. If you think your progesterone levels are off find out today.

Results vary by individual; confirm with your doctor that bioidentical hormone replacement is right for you and your health needs.