By SUZY COHEN Dear Pharmacist
Published: 3/27/2010 2:23 AM
Last Modified: 3/27/2010 4:28 AM
Dear Pharmacist, I bought a home test kit (saliva test) which measures my hormones. Everything came back normal except my progesterone which was extremely low. Could low progesterone explain my symptoms of weight gain, hot flashes and depression? — T.P., Dallas
Yes, absolutely and there’s an over-the-counter (OTC) fix. The symptoms that could plague a person with low progesterone (also termed estrogen dominance) include weight gain, depression, fatigue, irritability, incontinence, insomnia, heart disease, infertility and osteoporosis.