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    Causes of Progesterone Imbalance

    The most common cause of progesterone imbalance is menopause, which marks the end of menstruation and fertility. Once ovulation ceases permanently, the ovaries begin to produce less progesterone, creating an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen in the body.

    Progesterone imbalance may also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. A balanced diet and regular exercise are important for maintaining health, particularly during menopause.

    Symptoms of Progesterone Imbalance

    Among the first symptoms of imbalance usually noticed are irregular periods and fatigue. Other symptoms can appear either psychologically or physiologically.
    Psychological symptoms frequently experienced include:

    -Mood swings
    -Depression
    -Anxiety
    -Memory loss
    -Commonly-reported physiological problems include:
    -Incontinence
    -Breast tenderness
    -Vaginal and urinary infections
    -Heightened risk of endometrial cancer
    -Lowered libido
    -Night sweats and hot flashes
    -Osteoporosis