The role of hormones and your health
Learning Center » Progesterone
"At the Center for Hormonal Healing™, we carefully evaluate and monitor your progesterone levels to ensure the appropriate balance for your particular needs."
Progesterone is one of the most powerful natural mood elevators. When a woman is deficient, she is more apt to be emotional. If she is still menstruating, she will have worsened PMS and will have moderate to severe menstrual problems such as heavy bleeding, cramping and even endometriosis.
When a woman reaches her mid-thirties, progesterone levels begin to decrease each year. Many women who have hysterectomies are inaccurately informed that they do not need progesterone. However, low progesterone levels in any woman can cause:
- Premature aging
- Increased chance of heart disease
- Osteoporosis (thinning of the bones)
- Migraine headaches
- Mood swings
- Fluid retention
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian or breast cysts
- Infertility problems
- Acne (in teens)
- Anxiety/panic attacks
At the Center for Hormonal Healing™, directed by Dr. William J. Hedden in Birmingham, Alabama, we carefully evaluate and monitor your progesterone levels to ensure the appropriate balance for your particular needs. We do not believe in the "one size fits all" mentality; rather, we believe each individual is unique and requires personalized care.