The Scoop on Progesterone
Everyone talks about low or high estrogen but progesterone often gets missed! It’s our calming hormone and it helps to get pregnant and stay pregnant. It is made by the ovaries AFTER you ovulate (after the ovary releases the egg) so it’s also known as the luteal phase hormone.
High progesterone symptoms are common: water retention, acne, tender breasts and if you get headaches then they will be worse:( Low progesterone has to be investigated as well. Is it low because of the birth control pill or IUD or is it low because of stress or because of your thyroid?
Some supplements a Naturopathic Doctor may prescribe depending on what is going on and what the root cause is may include: chaste tree, maca, vitamin B6, vitamin E, etc.
Sleep and lifestyle hygiene recommendations will also be
discussed as stress and sleep may be affecting hormone balance.
Seed cycling is something that may help with hormone regulation. From day 1 (first day of menstrual flow) - day 14 (ovulation) take in 2 tbsp ground flaxseed; starting on day 15, stop the flaxseed and take 2 tbsp raw, unsalted, unfrosted sunflower seeds.
So whether it is estrogen or progesterone, or when either one is in excess or deficiency, it is important to get a full workup to see what really is going on and how best to solve the problem.
Call the clinic at 905-804-1752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book an appointment to discuss or to get your hormones tested.
This is the time to either slough away the summer skin or work on building up your skin barrier in time for the colder months.
No one piece of skincare advice fits everyone as everyone has different concerns and different goals. Changing routines doesn't mean it is time to throw out all your summer products and buy a whole new skincare regime.