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Understanding The Role Of Hormones In Infertility!

Dr. Abhay Ahluwalia 87% (100 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Understanding The Role Of Hormones In Infertility!

Ever wondered how your body releases an egg each month or how the uterus wall thins and thickens at different times of the month? It is the job of your body’s chemical messengers – hormones, which manage the various processes involved in preparing your body for fertilization.

Hormones and Fertility
A subtle balance of different hormones, involved in managing the reproductive organs, enables and maintains fertility. These hormones regulation changes like the discharge of an egg from the ovary and thickening of the uterine wall lining (endometrium). Infertility results if this balance is disrupted.

Roles of hormones in making a woman infertile

Knowing the role of a hormone in making a woman infertile will be easier if you know its role in making the same woman fertile. Here is the role of the five most important hormones that encourage fertility in women-

  1. FSH or Follicle-stimulating hormone - The pituitary gland in the brain releases the Follicle-stimulating hormone. The major role of this hormone is to allow a woman to have better control over her menstrual cycle and production of an egg in her ovary. The levels of this hormone designate the proper functioning of the ovary as well as the quality of the produced egg. When there is an imbalance in this hormone, the ovary of the woman will not function properly to produce eggs, thus creating infertility in women.
  2. LH or Luteinizing hormone - The pituitary gland releases this hormone. It plays a vital role in stimulating the ovary of a woman to discharge eggs. It instigates the manufacturing of progesterone to prepare the uterus of a woman to accept a fertilized egg. When the level of this hormone is disturbed, it will not stimulate the ovary to release eggs.
  3. Estradiol Hormone - This is a vital form of the oestrogen hormone. When the levels of this hormone become irregular, it will reduce the chances of making a woman conceive.
  4. Thyroid hormones - This hormone assists greatly in making the ovulation as well as the ovary of a woman to function normally by interacting with the progesterone and oestrogen hormones.
  5. Progesterone hormone - This hormone plays an important role in making a fertilized egg to continue as well as to develop in the uterus of a woman. Any imbalance in the level of this hormone will not allow the egg in the uterus to grow.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hormonal Imbalance And Menstrual Cycle: What You Need To Know?

Dr. Himani Sharma 89% (29 ratings)
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, SMS medical College, jaipur
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Hormonal Imbalance And Menstrual Cycle: What You Need To Know?

The cyclical change in the uterus and ovaries of the female reproductive system is called the menstrual cycle. It includes changes in the physiology of the uterus along with the change in hormones as well. This cyclical change is what allows a woman to get pregnant. This cycle allows the formation of ovocytes and helps to prepare the uterus for implantation.

The commencement of period is called the menarche. It normally starts from the age of twelve to fifteen years. The time between the first day of the period and the first day of the next one is usually twenty one to forty five days in young adults and twenty one to thirty five in older women. The entire cycle is mainly governed by hormones like oestrogen, progesterone, Luteinizing Hormone etc.

Hormonal changes play a big role in the menstrual cycle. It consists of three phases

  • Menstrual stage (1-7 days)
  • Proliferative stage
  • Secretory stage

In the menstrual stage, the thick endometrial lining of the uterus will start to shed and will come out of the vagina in the form of blood and mucous. This may last from four to seven days. The levels of both progesterone and estrogen remain low in this phase.

In the second stage, i.e, the proliferative stage, the amount of oestrogen gradually rises and the menstrual flow reduces and eventually stops. The Follicle stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced in the brain that stimulates your ovaries to produce mature eggs. The eggs are present in a follicular bag, which allows the secretion of oestrogen. Hence the amount of oestrogen is the least on the first day and increases gradually. At the same time, the uterine lining starts to thicken. This is the phase in which the egg is produced and in the presence of sperm, gets fertilised.

You may notice a thin slippery discharge around these days that makes it easier for the sperm to travel and survive in the uterus. You are most fertile in this stage, around on the 14th day of the cycle when ovulation occurs. The egg survives for around 24 hrs, whereas sperm can survive for about 2-3 days.

In the secretory phase, if the egg is not fertilised, the levels of oestrogen and progesterone fall. The thick lining that has been produced starts to shed and that commences the menstruation. If the egg is fertilised, then it may implant itself to the uterine wall and produce the pregnancy hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).

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Hormones & Infertility - Is There A Link?

Dr. Rajesh Jain 89% (220 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD Preventive Medicine, PG Diploma Diabetes
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Hormones & Infertility - Is There A Link?

Ever wondered how your body releases an egg each month or how the uterus wall thins and thickens at different times of the month? It is the job of your body’s chemical messengers – hormones, which manage the various processes involved in preparing your body for fertilization.

Hormones and Fertility
A subtle balance of different hormones, involved in managing the reproductive organs, enables and maintains fertility. These hormones regulation changes like the discharge of an egg from the ovary and thickening of the uterine wall lining (endometrium). Infertility results if this balance is disrupted.

Roles of hormones in making a woman infertile

Knowing the role of a hormone in making a woman infertile will be easier if you know its role in making the same woman fertile. Here is the role of the five most important hormones that encourage fertility in women-

  1. FSH or Follicle-stimulating hormone - The pituitary gland in the brain releases the Follicle-stimulating hormone. The major role of this hormone is to allow a woman to have better control over her menstrual cycle and production of an egg in her ovary. The levels of this hormone designate the proper functioning of the ovary as well as the quality of the produced egg. When there is an imbalance in this hormone, the ovary of the woman will not function properly to produce eggs, thus creating infertility in women.
  2. LH or Luteinizing hormone - The pituitary gland releases this hormone. It plays a vital role in stimulating the ovary of a woman to discharge eggs. It instigates the manufacturing of progesterone to prepare the uterus of a woman to accept a fertilized egg. When the level of this hormone is disturbed, it will not stimulate the ovary to release eggs.
  3. Estradiol Hormone - This is a vital form of the oestrogen hormone. When the levels of this hormone become irregular, it will reduce the chances of making a woman conceive.
  4. Thyroid hormones - This hormone assists greatly in making the ovulation as well as the ovary of a woman to function normally by interacting with the progesterone and oestrogen hormones.
  5. Progesterone hormone - This hormone plays an important role in making a fertilized egg to continue as well as to develop in the uterus of a woman. Any imbalance in the level of this hormone will not allow the egg in the uterus to grow.
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Hormonal Problems Due to Pituitary Gland Disorder!

Dr. Debmalya Sanyal 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS (Honours), DTM&H(Diploma Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, Fellow in American in Endocrinology, MRCP (IREI)
Endocrinologist, Kolkata
Hormonal Problems Due to Pituitary Gland Disorder!

The pituitary gland is a very small gland. It is almost the size of a pea that is found at the base of the brain. It is also known as the master gland of the body because it produces many types of hormones for the normal functioning of the body. The hormones that pituitary gland produce travels the whole body, directing other processes of the body or stimulating other glands to produce other hormones. A disorder in the pituitary gland can cause various hormonal problems, some of them are listed below. 

Problems in Reproductive Functioning

Prolactin hormone produced by the pituitary gland stimulates breast milk production after the birth of the child. If its level is high, it affects the hormones that control the functioning of ovaries in women and testes in men. It can, therefore, affect menstrual periods, sexual functions, and fertility

Acromegaly

Growth hormone helps a child to grow properly and also maintains healthy muscles and bones in adults. It also affects fat distribution in the body. Excess growth hormone causes a disease called Acromegaly. Excess secretion of the hormone can also lead to gigantism in children.

Disturbs the Blood Pressure and Glucose Level

Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) stimulates the production of cortisol by the adrenal gland (a small gland on top of the kidney). Cortisol is a stress hormone that maintains blood pressure and glucose level. When a person is in stress, the adrenal gland produces larger amount of cortisol. Too much ACTH causes the problem of blood pressure and diabetes.

Disturbs the Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) help the thyroid gland to release thyroid hormones. The thyroid hormone then regulates the body’s metabolism, growth, nervous system, and energy balance. Too much TSH causes hyperthyroidism and too less causes hypothyroidism.

Infertility Issues

Luteinizing hormone stimulates testosterone production in men and egg release in women. Therefore, less production of this hormone can cause infertility in men or women.

Apart from this, follicle-stimulating hormones also stimulate the ovaries and produce estrogen and development of an egg in women and promote sperm count in men. Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone work together for proper fertility and sexual function in both men and women.

Diabetes Insipidus

The antidiuretic hormone regulates sodium levels in the blood and water balance in the body. Lack of this hormone results in excess of urination and thirst, a condition that is called diabetes insipidus.

Conclusion

If the pituitary gland doesn’t work properly, it brings the whole-body system upside down. It can also lead to pituitary disorders like a pituitary tumour that is a more severe condition. This is why one should consult a doctor and opt for regular check-ups so that the problem can be diagnosed at an early stage and can be cured properly and completely.

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I have a problem of irregular periods. I have consulted one doctor. And was taking medicines accordingly since I I have stopped taking medicine my problem again arise. According to report multiple peripheral tiny cyst seen (More than 10. Luteinizing hormone 16.98.

Dr. Sameer Kumar 93% (6001 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Noida
I have a problem of irregular periods. I have consulted one doctor. And was taking medicines accordingly since I I ha...
Hello, You are suffering from PCOS and this shall need regular treatment for hormonal control and also you need to loose weight by 10kgs.
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I want to increase my height So can I go for GROWTH HORMONE INJECTION is it safe to use hormonal injection If there is any side effect? Plzz tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to increase my height So can I go for GROWTH HORMONE INJECTION is it safe to use hormonal injection If there i...
We can increase your height till 18 years of age and I will suggest you to do various sports activity like playing football, cycling, skipping and can also take calcium and protein rich food

I have male breast. How I could know is that because of hormonal imbalance or else.

Dr. Anshuman Manaswi 87% (279 ratings)
MCh - Plastic Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS, DNB
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Hi, we can get your hormonal assessment done. But in most cases, the hormone levels are normal. It can be cured by a simple male breast reduction surgery.
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Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance
Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

he chemical messengers of your body, hormones, travel to each organ through your bloodstream and regulate vital processes, such as metabolism and reproduction.

The most commonly fluctuating hormones of your body are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (sex hormones), thyroid (metabolism hormone), adrenaline (energy hormone), cortisol (stress hormone) and melatonin (sleep hormone).

Women experience greater hormonal changes than men. While both boys and girls go through puberty, women experience several additional defining stages throughout their lives – menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, premenopause and, finally, menopause.

All these greatly change a woman’s body and cause her hormones to fluctuate. Being vital to key processes in the body, hormonal fluctuations significantly affect her overall mental and physical well-being.

Whenever we hear the phrase “hormonal imbalance”, our mind instantly procures an image of a flustered, hyperactive woman. This is a sad state of affairs as it reflects the negativity and insensitivity associated with this condition.

While one should consult a doctor when a hormonal imbalance occurs, the first step toward treatment begins with identifying the issue.
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Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance
Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance
he chemical messengers of your body, hormones, travel to each organ through your bloodstream and regulate vital processes, such as metabolism and reproduction.

The most commonly fluctuating hormones of your body are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (sex hormones), thyroid (metabolism hormone), adrenaline (energy hormone), cortisol (stress hormone) and melatonin (sleep hormone).

Women experience greater hormonal changes than men. While both boys and girls go through puberty, women experience several additional defining stages throughout their lives – menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, premenopause and, finally, menopause.

All these greatly change a woman’s body and cause her hormones to fluctuate. Being vital to key processes in the body, hormonal fluctuations significantly affect her overall mental and physical well-being.

Whenever we hear the phrase “hormonal imbalance”, our mind instantly procures an image of a flustered, hyperactive woman. This is a sad state of affairs as it reflects the negativity and insensitivity associated with this condition.
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How to Balance Hormone Levels Naturally

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
How to Balance Hormone Levels Naturally
How to Balance Hormone Levels Naturally

Hormones play an important role in our health as they affect many of the body’s processes. More often than not, hormonal imbalances are caused by changes in estrogen and are more common in females than males. Hormonal changes typically occur during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

In addition, factors like advancing age, poor diet, too much or too little exercise, adrenal exhaustion and stress, lack of sleep, birth control pills, toxins and chemicals like pesticides contribute to hormonal imbalance.

Some common symptoms of this problem include anxiety, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, weight problems, excess hair growth or hair loss, migraines, low sex drive, oily or dry skin, acne, food cravings, premenstrual syndrome, infertility and others.

As hormones impact metabolic functions, paying attention to sensations like your hunger, energy and cravings can give you a faint clue as to whether your hormones are in balance.

You can use natural home remedies and herbs to alleviate symptoms and even help restore your hormonal balance. It’s also important to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Ask for your doctor’s advice before taking any herbal remedy or starting a supplement regimen, especially if you have a hormone-sensitive condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, uterine cancer or ovarian cancer.
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