Benefits of Progesterone Treatment for Men
Did you know the hormone that prepares a woman’s body for pregnancy is the same hormone that men need to produce testosterone? Progesterone not only aids in maturing sperm but is a key factor in a man’s overall well-being Physicians have used progesterone as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitors (erectile dysfunction medications) to help correct erectile dysfunction, hair loss, infertility, and poor sleep quality!
Significantly helps with depression
Progesterone impacts neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly mood-enhancing dopamine with the production of serotonin, which helps in regulating mood and relieving anxiety. Doctors have recommended using the topical form instead of oral progesterone. The topical bypasses the liver and goes directly into the bloodstream making it more effective.
Reduces the symptoms of Andropause
Andropause is a gradual decrease in testosterone. As a man gets older. progesterone and testosterone levels decrease. The lowering of testosterone and progesterone have been known to cause side effects such as irritability, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and an enlarged prostate. Increasing progesterone and testosterone and reducing estrogen levels at the same time, significantly helps ease these symptoms.
Regulating Blood Sugar
Low progesterone contributes to hyperinsulinemia, which is an excessive concentration of insulin circulating through the bloodstream. High levels of insulin not only cause diabetes but weight gain. This can lead to obesity and other complications. Testosterone can often below as well, and this is why it is important to test for testosterone along with progesterone.
Can prevent prostate cancer and reduce high levels of estrogen in men
After the age of 45 progesterone helps men avoid prostate cancer, and that is because it reduces the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. This is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and estrogen. As men get older, estrogen levels increase, and progesterone levels decrease, which coincides with the same time in life that prostate cancer becomes a risk.
Common signs and symptoms of low progesterone
Poor sleep quality
High blood pressure
Men rely on this hormone just as much as women do. . The fact is, progesterone is a precursor to testosterone – the male sex hormone.
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