EP50: Low progesterone symptoms, causes, and what you need to do about it

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Let’s talk about low progesterone symptoms in females! ⁠⁠
Progesterone is a naturally-produced, steroid hormone that stimulates the uterus to prepare for pregnancy. Having ‘normal’ levels of progesterone is important for women of all ages because in addition to being necessary for healthy pregnancy it also aids in keeping the entire body functioning in a healthy and balanced way. Progesterone is the happy and calm hormone, and the last thing you want is low progesterone symptoms in your life! 


Some of the symptoms of low progesterone in females include:⁠⁠

  • hot flashes⁠⁠
  • irregular cycles⁠⁠
  • weight gain⁠⁠
  • hypothyroidism⁠⁠
  • insomnia⁠⁠
  • headaches/migraines⁠⁠
  • depression⁠⁠
  • sugar cravings⁠⁠
  • low libido⁠⁠

The reasons you may have low progesterone symptoms in females include:⁠⁠

  • low-fat diet/being too low in body fat⁠⁠
  • chronic stress⁠⁠
  • nutrient deficiencies⁠⁠
  • poor diet⁠⁠
  • certain medications⁠⁠
  • lack of ovulation⁠⁠


What to do if you think you have low progesterone:⁠⁠

  • identify and address sources of stress⁠⁠
  • eat healthy fats⁠⁠
  • avoid caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugar⁠⁠
  • avoid over-exercising⁠⁠

If you think you may have low progesterone, there’s a test for that! We love the Dutch Test. Dutch stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. ⁠⁠
Our team of CNC coaches can help you determine if you have low progesterone (or any other hormonal imbalance). Don’t let wonky hormones interfere with your health, happiness, or long-term goals!⁠⁠

Want to get started on improving your hormone naturally? If so, check out these resources:


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