“I sleep like  I never slept before…  The things that used to make me crazy, (traffic, kids, job..), now make me smile.  I understand and appreciate why they call it the happy hormone”.  Jim C.

 

Progesterone is made from pregnenolone (which is made from cholesterol) in the body. We tend to think of this as a “female” hormone, yet it is important in men, just like testosterone is important in women. Progesterone is the balance for estrogen. All things need to be in balance, including hormones. Progesterone for men is an important part of our hormone replacement therapy.

Excess estrogen
Excess estrogen in men could cause higher risk for blood clots (including heart attack), BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy-enlargement of prostate) and prostate cancer. Progesterone also keeps DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is the downstream metabolite of testosterone, in check. DHT can contribute to male pattern baldness.
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Estrogen effects on prostate
Progesterone keeps estradiol, the most potent estrogen, in check by converting it to estrone. Excess estradiol can increase a hard, fibrous tissue in the prostate called stroma. In addition, there is good evidence that estrogen may be the main culprit in increasing the risk of prostate cancer. Many falsely believe that testosterone is the problem when in fact, it is estradiol.

Estrogen and heart attacks:
Why progesterone for men is so important

progesterone for men
Symptoms and Signs of insufficient Progesterone

Let hormone replacement therapy be part of your life and let us include progesterone for men.