Hello Progesterone (aka WTAF is Going on in Perimenopause?) post 2 of 4
A pivotal point in my own perimenopause journey was getting to know the function of
each of the sex hormones through my Yoga for the Stages of Menopause training with
Niamh from Yinstinct Yoga.
All of a sudden, this huge array of symptoms and shifts during this transition all made
sense. I'm featuring one of these sex hormones each post.
Today, we get up close and personal with progesterone!
Progesterone plays a role in brain, heart, and breast health.
-> Shifting progesterone can be behind varied symptoms like trouble getting or
staying asleep, period changes, increased anxiety or mood changes, and changes
to blood sugar metabolism .
Check out all the systems impacted and you kind of get a feel for why
we can feel so out of whack!
-> If we attempted to personify the effects of progesterone (which of course we
can’t but is helpful to understand the changes which can occur from a rollercoaster of
progesterone in the body) we might describe her as:
"The Kind Aunt"
* CALM + gentle
* MAKES SURE YOU SLEEP WELL
* wraps you up in a WARM HUG
Doesn’t that make it way more easy to understand if/when your ability to sleep, remain
calm, be gentle with yourself and others and practise self compassion changes in this
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