A healthy result should fall into the range 0.27 - 0.9 ng/mL.
What is Progesterone in men?
Progesterone is present in men but at a much lower level than found in premenopausal women. Progesterone is not only a female hormone. Although in females it is responsible for protecting the unborn child from rejection during pregnancy, progesterone performs various other functions in both men and women. Progesterone is the precursor to other hormones, including testosterone, the sex hormone that emphasizes male characteristics.
Here are a few bullet points to keep in mind:
Progesterone plays an important role in the following processes:
As men age, testosterone levels decline and estrogen levels start to rise. Progesterone levels in men drop sharply as estrogen levels climb, causing symptoms such as:
Aside from this, men who have low levels of progesterone have a greater risk of developing serious illnesses such as:
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