The Importance of Progesterone for Hot Flashes

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Dr. Berg talked about the importance of the hormone called progesterone. During menopause, there will be a severe drop in progesterone. Progesterone is important because it serves as a pre-hormone that is there to turn into other hormones like estrogen, cortisol and some other adrenal hormones. A severe drop in progesterone could cause to not having enough adrenal hormones that is necessary to even compensate for the loss of ovarian hormones and would end up having various symptoms. Stress could suppress progesterone as well and cholesterol is the key element to help build up progesterone.

Symptoms of Low Progesterone:
• Vaginal Dryness
• Atrophy
• Thinning Skin
• Loss Collagen
• Low Libido
• Hot Flashes / Night Sweats
• Insomnia / Irritable

Progesterone Functions
• Calming Effect
• Diuretic
• Many Aspects of your Cycle – It is involved in almost every part of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy
*Wild Yam Extract – One of the best remedies of low progesterone.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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