Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)

mood effects of progesteroneIs progesterone good for mood? Progesterone calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone seem to play a role in the mood symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

How can both things be true? The short answer is that progesterone is usually good for mood but can sometimes be bad.

Keep reading for the longer answer about progesterone and mood.

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Diet and Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsNatural progesterone can work for heavy or flooding periods but you also need to consider the underlying cause of your heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, 2) endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 3) thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow, including natural progesterone.

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Natural Treatment of Menstrual or Hormonal Migraines

menstrual migrainesSuffering from menstrual or hormonal migraines?

Here are some easy ways to treat them and six things you need to know.

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The Role of Histamine and Mast Cells in PMS and PMDD

mast cells histamine PMDDMast cell activation and histamine can play a role in premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). 

That’s why antihistamines can relieve symptoms of PMS and PMDD. And that’s why natural-histamine reducing treatments can do the same thing! 

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