U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old male asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 7, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.