progesterone in men
Production of progesterone in men is carried out by the adrenal glands and testicles. With regard to the secretion of progesterone and its serum levels, there are no large quantitative differences between men and women (at least outside the luteal phase in women).
is the last most important stage of this process
Other progesterone effects in men include those on the central nervous system (CNS) (mainly mediated by metabolites of progesterone-reduced by 5a as so-called neurosteroids), including blocking the secretion of gonadotropin, improving sleep and effects on tumors in the CNS (meningioma, fibroma), as well as effects on the immune system, cardiovascular system, renal function, adipose tissue, behavior and respiratory system. Progestin can stimulate weight gain and appetite in men, as well as in women.
Low levels of progesterone in men
When the balance of progesterone in men is insufficient, it can lead to what is known as "estrogen dominance," a condition often associated with women.
The dominance of estrogen
The low level of progesterone in men leads to the following symptoms
• Low libido
• Erectile dysfunction
• Hair loss
• Weight gain (fat storage)
• Gynecomastia, which is a breast development in men
• Decreased bone density
• Loss of muscle mass
Men with low levels of progesterone have a higher risk of developing:
• Prostate cancer
• Prostateism, blockage of the bladder neck, usually associated with an enlarged prostate gland.
Affects of low levels of progesterone in men
With age, in men testosterone begins to decrease, estrogen levels rise, and progesterone levels drop dramatically.
Men who use anabolic steroids may suffer from low levels of progesterone after a cycle.
This is due to a drop in testosterone levels and an increase in estrogen. And during a cycle, highly androgenic anabolics such as, Testosterone, Methanadienone, Anapolon, etc., may also lower progesterone levels.
Highly androgenic anabolics aromatize and intrace of this estrogen increases, and this affects the progesterone level.
Even if the estrogen levels in a man are low, it is still possible that he may experience symptoms of estrogen dominance. The main cause of the dominance of estrogen in men is exposure to xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens, which are compounds imitating hormones.
In addition to environmental factors, other causes of estrogen dominance in men include alcoholism, obesity, chronic stress and glandular dysfunction.
High levels of progesterone in men
High levels of progesterone in men cause an increase in estrogen production, which can lead to a number of problems.
Excessive estrogen is associated with a decrease in sexual function, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, heart conditions, depression and fatigue. Higher estrogen levels can lead to increased prostate.
Also, provokes a depressive state, passivity, nervous disorder, lack of strength and energy.
Long-term, high levels of progesterone in men leads to:
• Decreased libido;
• Decrease in sexual function;
• Testicular atrophy;
• Metabolic disorders.
Triggers of high level of progesterone in men
Progesterone in men may increase in the presence of the following factors:
• Infectious diseases (including sexually transmitted infections);
• Reduced immune protection;
• Impaired thyroid function;
• Specific pituitary tumours;
• Disorders of the liver and kidneys;
• Antifungal, antitumor, hormonal drugs;
• Anabolic steroids
Special anabolics are developed that block progesterone receptors – anti progestagens.
How to preserve normal progesterone levels
1.Reduce stress –
2.Do not overwork –
3. Maintain a healthy weight –
4. Sleep enough (at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep) –