I was recently scrolling through Facebook and noticed people posting that September is Suicide Awareness Month. I thought this would be a good opportunity to bring awareness to an issue I’ve noticed in a number of female athletes, which can lead to depression and mood issues. This issue is often overlooked, but is an easy fix that can make a big difference in someone’s life who is suffering from depression. What is this overlooked issue? The answer is Progesterone levels.
Why is progesterone is so important? It supports female athletes’ sex hormone production (estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and all the intermediates in-between). That being said, it also supports their stress hormone (cortisol) production. As stress rises, a competition between the production of stress and sex hormones takes place, and big surprise, stress hormones usually win. When this happens, progesterone levels can plummet along with your mood. Why? Progesterone has a calming, anti-anxiety effect on your brain chemicals. When it is too low, and stress hormones are high, anxiety and depression rise. So I can’t stress the importance of getting female athlete’s progesterone levels tested because an athlete’s body undergoes high levels of stress on a daily basis, and the production of stress hormones can be very high for those training and competing, along with trying to balance their other life stresses. So what can you do about this? Get the progesterone level tested.
Typical lab tests to assess progesterone are best done between days 18-22 of the cycle, with day 1 being the start of menses. When your body is stuck in a chronic stress cycle, it will convert more of your progesterone to cortisol (stress hormones), which creates low progesterone while potentially creating other hormone imbalances in the body. Symptoms of Progesterone deficiency include depression, mood swings, PMS, irregular menstrual cycles, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, and fibroids just to name a few.
I’ve personally had a number of athletes come into the office complaining of being tired and fatigued, and after running blood work we find low progesterone. When I see a low progesterone level, I always follow up with questions about depression and mood. A lot of times this leads to tears and them being able to admit they are struggling. We are then able to get them directed to the right healthcare professional to get the help they need whether it be a prescription for supplement progesterone, a counselor or therapist to work on the emotional side of the issue, all while supporting them nutritionally to help their body naturally make their own progesterone and support their stress cycles. I’ve seen people turn around in as little as a few days with the proper interventions.
I believe this is something that flies under the radar when looking at depression and mood and can really help people who are really struggling. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression have them ask their doctor to check their progesterone because it could save their life. Also, if you or anyone you know needs help you/they can get it 24/7 from the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by calling 1-800-273-8255.
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