Pregnenolone is the first hormone made in the steroid hormone pathway. From it all the other steroid hormones are made. There are a number of potential symptoms which can result from either low pregnenolone or the steroids downstream from pregnenolone. They include: memory loss, reduced color vision, reduced artistic awareness, fatigue, dry skin, joint pains, muscle pains, reduced mobility, lack of mental firmness and awareness, low libido, low mood, unclear thinking, anger/anxiety peaks, low stress resistance, drowsiness, feeling faint, lightheadedness and others. Hormone replacement therapy will balance these levels for you.
To increase pregnenolone levels:
- Eat cholesterol foods such as eggs, liver, butter, meat, fish and poultry.
- Follow “Paleolithic” diet of fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs and fish.
- Get adequate sleep.
Signs of excess pregnenolone:
- Oily skin and acne
- High blood pressure
- Swollen moon-like face, hands/feet
- Swollen/tender breasts
- Abnormal hair growth
Symptoms would typically be from the downstream hormones being produced in excess. This would typically occur in young adults.
We will make sure your hormone replacement therapy is balanced and designed for you.