FERTILITY: 3 natural ways to increase progesterone

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One of the most common causes of infertility is hormonal imbalance. Progesterone is a hormone that primarily influences a woman's fertility which is also known as the pregnancy hormone. Low amount of this hormone may make it difficult for you to conceive.

Here are 3 ways to naturally increase progesterone in the body

1 Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI)

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Hormones become unbalanced as people gain weight. It raises estrogen levels while lowering progesterone. So, if you're planning to become pregnant, try to maintain a healthy weight.

2 Avoid excessive exercise

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Your body will produce more cortisol also known as the stress hormone, than progesterone if you engage in severe workouts for long periods of time. As a result, it's essential to keep to a modest workout plan four days a week, for 30 to 60 minutes each time.

3 Reduce stress levels

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The body releases cortisol, or the stress hormone, in response to prolonged psychological stress. As previously stated, this causes a decrease in progesterone levels in the body. So, to keep your hormones in check, strive to manage stress the proper way.

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