Are your progesterone levels too low?
Here are some symptoms of low progesterone levels to see if it’s something you should test. If you do have lower than needed levels, some interventions to try are below.
Commone Symptoms of Low Progesterone
Progesterone Increases Temperature and Resting Heart Rate and Decreases HRV
We expect to see temperature, respiratory rate, and resting heart rate increase during the luteal phase due to increased progesterone. Heart rate variability is also expected to decrease. The Oura ring website has a great graph that shows expected fluctuation.
If your progesterone levels aren’t high enough, you may not notice these fluctuations, or they may be so slight you barely notice them. You should see pre-ovulation temperatures below 0 and post-ovulation temperatures will go above 0 due to progesterone.
To see how your HRV levels fluctuate during your cycle, sign up for the free email mini-course for a step-by-step guide showing you how to create a graph, just like this, using your own data.
Interventions for Low Progesterone
If you have been diagnosed with low progesterone, what can you do about it? Try some of these natural, cycle-syncing friendly interventions.