THE RISE & FALL OF ESTROGEN & PROGESTERONE: THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
- Day 1 is counted by the first day of a woman’s menstrual cycle
- For 14 days estrogens are the dominant hormone, then
- Estrogen levels drop sharply in response to ovulation, then
- Progesterone levels rise, making it the dominant hormone for the next 14 days.
- If pregnancy does NOT happen before day 28, progesterone levels drop sharply, triggering the lining to shed and the start of the next menstrual month.
If a woman fails to make enough progesterone during the second half of her menstrual month (Luteal Phase) she will suffer with PMS and/or PMDD:
- bloating/water retention and the resulting weight gain
- breast tenderness and lumpiness
- mood swings
- loss of libido
Stress is almost always involved in PMS.
Stress increases cortisol levels, which, in excess, blocks progesterone from its receptors. Therefore, normal progesterone levels do not mean that supplemental progesterone is not needed. Extra progesterone is necessary to overcome the blockade of its receptors by cortisol.
When a woman gains a handle on controlling her PMS, she will be empowered to better manage stress.
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