Progesterone and Thyroid hormone
Though each hormone is unique, hormone balance involves a complex harmonious blend of all hormones. I tend to think or hormones as instruments in an orchestra – the harmony we seek is the proper contribution of all the instruments together not only in pitch but also in volume and rhythm. The same is true of sex hormones and thyroid hormone.
In my medical practice, I was impressed with the much greater number of women taking thyroid supplements for hypothyroidism (low thyroid) than men. Thyroid is the hormone that regulates metabolic rate. Low thyroid tends to cause low energy levels, cold intolerance,and weight gain. Excess thyroid causes higher energy levels, feeling, feeling too warm and weight loss.