Progesterone has long been known as a “female hormone,” since it plays a significant role in ovulation, fertility, and pregnancy. Nonetheless, today’s research has recognized that progesterone also plays a significant role in men’s health and well-being. In addition, it helps men in the bedroom. In some cases, our specialized physicians use progesterone treatment as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitors and help correct erectile dysfunction and other male-related health issues. All of this will be determined in detail by one of our physicians and based on your blood work results.
Men need progesterone too. Progesterone helps to counteract the effects of estrogen in the male body. Without it, it causes weight gain and gynocomastia, also known as “man boobs”. Not only is progesterone found in males, but men rely on the so-called “female hormone” to preserve their masculinity. The fact is, progesterone is a precursor to testosterone – the male sex hormone. In conclusion, it is very important we discuss your progesterone levels after lab testing.
With our personalized progesterone therapy treatments, our male patients report an improvement in many or all of these areas over time.
5-Alpha-Reductase is an enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into di•hydro•testosterone (DHT). DHT is a potent hormone in males and is responsible, in part, for a healthy sex drive, muscle growth, and many other male functions. However, too much DHT can negatively affect the prostate and lead to hair loss. Progesterone is a significant inhibitor of 5-Alpha-Reductase, thus reducing DHT levels.
Progesterone treatment plays a significant role in the quality of sleep by increasing the release and maintenance of melatonin.
Progesterone treatment is used when men have too much estrogen or fertility issues. In the case of infertility, progesterone replacement therapy helps to prevent estrogen buildup and increases testosterone production, leading to increased sperm production.