Low Progesterone, Stress, and Inflammation

Low Progesterone, Stress, and Inflammation

If your mood is all over the place and you’re having a hard time managing your stress right now, you’re not alone. A lot of us are struggling. For some of you, though, your quarantine / the-world-is-a-dumpster-fire anxiety may be being made a whole lot worse by low...
All hail progesterone.

All hail progesterone.

Seriously. But, to get to the punchline, we’re going to have to go over a few terms that aren’t particularly user-friendly. The first is allopregnanolone, which is a neurosteroid that gets released when your body is metabolizing progesterone. The second is...
Does the pill make you gain weight?

Does the pill make you gain weight?

As you might imagine, I love talking to women about their experiences with hormonal contraceptives. And given my penchant for nerding out on details that others might find TMI (“…did your orgasms return to normal once you switched the brand you were on??”), I find...