How to Treat Low Progesterone Symptoms
Have your patients been coming in with low progesterone symptoms?
Hormonal pathways are complex, and it can sometimes be challenging to diagnose based on a set of generalized symptoms.
You can help your patients reduce physical symptoms and mood swings brought on by hormonal imbalance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) — many experts see this treatment as safe and effective.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
Progesterone is an important sex hormone for both men and women.
In women, it’s most prominent during menstruation, so one key symptom of low progesterone in women is irregular menstrual cycles. Estrogen and progesterone work more challenging and must balance cycles and regular fertility. Low progesterone means that estrogen will usually be high, triggering heavier menstruation.
Symptoms of low progesterone can include:
- Heavy menstruation
- High estrogen levels
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Fluid retention
- Joint pain
- Poor concentration
- Joint and muscle pain
- Hot flashes
Supplements to support progesterone production may help with overall muscle and bone strength, hair health, and libido. Hormonal therapy or supplements can counteract many of these symptoms when administered in the proper form, dosage, and amount.
Hormone Testing to Treat Low Progesterone
Estrogen levels can fluctuate month to month or even day-to-day before menopause.
However, that does not mean that providers should wait until post-menopause to test or prescribe estrogen. It is important to understand how to best utilize hormone testing on your patients. At the same time, progesterone-based therapy might be appropriate for women of any age, depending on their symptoms.
If a woman still has periods, this typically indicates adequate estrogen unless periods are scant and she is very symptomatic. In any case, symptoms should be monitored carefully through perimenopause and menopause to administer tailored BHRT treatments.
The Benefits of Hormone Therapy
Women struggling in menopause or perimenopause are looking to their providers to help them not only manage symptoms but protect their long-term health.
BHRT can help those experiencing hormone-related symptoms, including low progesterone symptoms, find more balance and ease in their lives by helping to manage physiological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, and energy levels. It may even help with learning, memory, immune health, bone health, cardiovascular health, and more.
Bioidentical Progesterone and Hormone Balancing Protocols Relieve Low Progesterone Symptoms
BHRT offers comprehensive, individualized treatment programs which can help patients become more empowered about their health and manage age-related body changes. Health practitioners seeking alternative care models can learn how to administer hormone balancing protocols safely and effectively to offer the best chance at symptom relief.
Adding BHRT to your list of services could make a world of difference to your patients — schedule a free strategy call to learn more.