Progesterone To Estrogen Ratio Calculator
Understanding your hormone lab results can be a real challenge. Progesterone readings come in a measurement of ng per ml., and Estrogen comes in a measurement of pg per ml. I remember the mathematic gymnastics that I had to try to pull off in order to get my ratio of progesterone to estrogen to see just how bad my daughter’s estrogen dominance was, and how low her progesterone had tanked!
Catamenial seizures are seizures that are related to the changes in hormone levels throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. Women who suffer from catamenial seizures can experience them right before their period starts, during the first few days of their period, or around ovulation. Estrogen is known to be an excitatory hormone, prone to causing seizure activity, whereas progesterone has a calming affect and has been shown to be effective in recovering catamenial seizure activity as well as reducing brain inflammation from traumatic brain injury.
Having a good picture of what your hormones are doing and when they are doing them is critical for understanding not only seizure activity, but any sort of symptoms that can be caused by estrogen dominance such as migraines, endometriosis, PCOS, and much more. Even for peri-menopausal women it can be helpful to see your hormone levels as you work through your later in life hormonal transition.
This progesterone to estrogen ratio calculator will make understanding your hormone labs so much easier, and give you a picture of what you are dealing with so that you can make the proper decisions on how to move forward in your symptom recovery.
To use this calculator:
1) Place your progesterone number (if it is ng/ml) where the ’50’ inside the box is (highlight the ’50’ and put your number in) – you will see your number registered in red to the right on the outside of that box.
2) Place your estrogen number (if it is pg/ml) where the ‘200’ inside of the box is – (highlight the ‘200’ and put your number in) – you will see your number registered in red to the right on the outside of that box.
3) The third box is going to show the proper conversion of your progesterone.
4) The fourth box is going to show the proper conversion of your estrogen.
5) The last box shows your ratio of progesterone to estrogen. Optimal will be somewhere between 200-300.
If the number is lower than 200, you are low in progesterone.
Ratio should be 200-300:1 Progesterone:Estrogen
Be sure your levels are in the same measurements that are listed in this calculator.
Postmenopausal can just put your E and P levels in to get ratio, results from anytime.
Anyone who is still cycling normally should use test results from 7 days after ovulation to get the most accurate ratio – anywhere from day 18-22 of your cycle will yield the best reading.