The Benefits of Progesterone for Men
If you think progesterone is only important for women, think again. Progesterone is not only important, but it’s also integral to a man’s health and well-being.
Progesterone helps the male body to:
- Produce sperm.
- Maintain lean muscle mass.
- Regulate your mood.
- Reduce stress levels.
- Regulate blood sugar.
- Maintain a healthy prostate.
If your body isn’t producing enough of this vital hormone, you’re not living up to your full potential. But there’s a solution you may not have considered. You can reverse that with safe, natural DHEA treatment.
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What Is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone that helps to regulate reproductive function. Sometimes called the “pregnancy hormone,” it is most well known because it allows women to get pregnant and maintain their pregnancies. During menopause, women experience a drop in this and other hormones.
Progesterone isn’t only important to women, however, and drops in progesterone levels can have long-lasting effects on your physical, mental and sexual health.
Progesterone Keeps You Strong and Healthy
A 2006 study by the Laval University Medical Research Center in Quebec found that men with low progesterone levels were more likely to be, among other things, obese. Conversely, men with a lean body mass typically exhibited naturally high levels of progesterone. (1)
Other studies have found that progesterone supplements helped reduce stress levels, improve mood and increase alertness in healthy men. If you’re trying to regain your youthful strength and energy, progesterone may be something you should consider as part of a comprehensive, medically supervised treatment plan..
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How Hormone Can Negatively Affect You
What happens if you don’t get enough progesterone?
A lack of progesterone for men can have multiple negative consequences if left untreated. Their bodies may increase their supply of the female hormone estrogen. High levels of estrogen in men have been shown to have many negative side effects, including:
- Weight gain.
- Loss of muscle mass.
- Development of male breast tissue.
- Loss of libido.
- Inability to get or maintain an erection.
- Enlarged prostate.
- Increased risk of certain cancers.
You can avoid these conditions by restoring your body’s natural balance of hormones. The good news is that there are treatments and therapies available that may help improve your quality of life.
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Treating Progesterone Loss
Hormone replacement therapy for progesterone usually involves supplementation with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to maintain the body’s homeostasis as your health improves.
DHEA is sometimes called the “mother of all hormones” because of its influence over several key hormones within your body. It typically prompts your body to produce any number of hormones at the correct or desired levels, so keeping this system functioning well is important to improving a man’s health. Studies have also found it can increase progesterone and testosterone while reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol throughout the body.
Typically, most people begin to lose DHEA when they turn 30 with the decline continuing every year after that. Loss of DHEA causes men to lose vitality, sexual function, and mental clarity so it can be vital to catching these imbalances early on.
Benefits of DHEA Treatment
How can HRT with DHEA and progesterone help you? We’ve seen remarkable results from our patients, which typically includes vast and dramatic improvements to many facets of their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Here are just a few of the benefits of hormone replacement with DHEA.
Your body can convert it to testosterone.
Most men over the age of 35 have lost a significant amount of testosterone. Taking DHEA and progesterone can help you increase testosterone levels. In 2013, researchers found that men who exercised while taking DHEA had significant increases in their testosterone levels. The effects were seen in both young and middle-aged men.(2)
It protects against disease.
There is evidence that low levels of DHEA contribute to heart disease and depression.
DHEA can help you reduce anxiety.
A 2003 study found that DHEA and progesterone supplements helped people sleep better and reduce their stress levels. (3)
Restore Your Hormone Levels with a Safe, Proven Treatment
You may have seen oral DHEA supplements that promise to restore your hormone levels. The problem with these supplements is that no one formulation can work for everyone. For our patients, precision dosing and personalized treatments have been the most effective method of addressing not only the symptoms but the underlying causes as well, offering greater opportunity for healing and optimization.
Another concern is that when you buy supplements online or over the counter, it can be difficult to determine the point of origin and the source materials used to create the supplement. This can have incredibly dangerous consequences for your health due to concerns about allergies and the lack of quality control. Often, you won’t know what’s in those formulas, and you don’t know how potent they are, which may be above or below your body’s desired levels.
At HealthGAINS, all of our treatments are not only formulated specifically and uniquely for you, but they are also all overseen by an expert team of medical professionals including your doctor, our nurses, and our dedicated team of wellness concierges.
Aging, stress, and illness can damage your hormone levels, but you can reverse that imbalance with HRT. Supplementation with safe, bioidentical hormones can transform your mental, physical and sexual health giving you back the life you once had. If you’re ready to feel your best again, call us at 305-682-1818 to speak to one of our knowledgeable wellness advisors who can help answer any lingering questions and set you up to speak with one of our talented and experienced doctors.
- Hormone and Metabolic Research: Circulating Progesterone and Obesity in Men.
- European Journal of Applied Physiology: Effect of DHEA Administration on Free Testosterone in Middle-Aged and Young Men.
- Psychoneuroendocrinology: Administration of Progesterone Produces Mild Sedative Effects in Men and Women.