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A 21-year-old male asked:

Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not so much: As progesterone doesn't particularly cause hyponatremia(low blood sodium) but is felt to predispose people(really women) to some degree of exercise induced hyponatremia. It really has limited effect on the aromatization(conversion) of testosterone to estrogen.
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