Here’s How Hormonal Imbalance Affects Your Fertility

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Here’s How Hormonal Imbalance Affects Your Fertility

Here’s How Hormonal Imbalance Affects Your Fertility

The endocrine glands in our body produce signaling molecules known as ‘hormones’ responsible for controlling or signaling distant organ cells to perform specific functions. Hormones play an important role in monitoring some crucial processes such as regulating metabolism and developing reproductive cells. Various hormones work together to run our reproductive system. Hence, the number of hormones produced and the time when they are released from our glands need to be extremely accurate and balanced for flawless functioning of our body. And when one or some of these hormones are reduced or increased in quantity, it leads to hormonal imbalance and its further consequences.

In women, hormonal imbalance can be diagnosed with varied types of bodily symptoms such as:

  • Irregular, painful periods, with or without vaginal spotting.
  • Abnormal facial or chest hair growth
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Either constipation or diarrhea

Even men experience hormonal imbalances but less often than women. In men, this condition can have different unrelated symptoms which might include:

  • Experiencing erectile dysfunctioning
  • Abnormal reduction in body hair growth
  • Breast tenderness or gynecomastia
  • pattern hair loss over the head
  • Low sperm count

Since hormones play a pivotal role in regulating our reproductive systems, any imbalance in reproductive hormones in any of the partners can hamper their chances of falling pregnant.

In women, for a pregnancy to occur, the responsible hormones must be present and regulate the growth of an egg within their ovary, which is then released into their fallopian tube. Hormones also ensure that the uterine lining becomes thick enough for embryo implantation . While in the male body, some other hormones signal the production and release of sperms into the female vagina. And only when both of these processes are carried out correctly, can the partners have a healthy child.

If even one of these reproductive hormones goes missing or is increased abnormally, it directly affects the individual reproduction processes and leads to fertility issues in both men and women.

Hormone-related infertility can be caused by a range of facts that depend on one’s lifestyle, diet, or family history.  Other causes of hormonal imbalances that hamper fertility include:

  • Mental stress
  • Anovulation
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hormone-manipulating drugs

 

Treating Hormonal Imbalance For Healthy Reproduction:

Lifestyle Changes:

The first treatment option any infertility specialist in Pune would suggest for hormonal imbalance are some planned lifestyle changes that can promote balanced hormonal production and help get rid of problems causing hormonal imbalances such as losing excess weight and following a healthy diet. These changes can normalize hormone levels and improve the chances of your pregnancy for sure.

Medications:

Some medications can directly improve hormone production or work indirectly by restoring normal thyroid function, inducing ovulation or trigger a fully mature egg. Medications are only assigned after a thorough evaluation of the patient’s health and overall condition.

IVF Treatment:

This is by far the most effective treatment for couples who suffer from hormonal imbalance and are facing difficulty in getting pregnant. IVF is a type of assistive reproductive technology (ART) where female eggs are retrieved from their ovaries and fertilized with the male’s sperm in a controlled environment. This treatment is extremely safe and medically proven to be effective.

However, it is to be performed only by an expert equipped with the most advanced scientific tools to get the most successful outcome. SaiShree IVF is one such advanced fertility clinic in Pune, where you can find fertility specialists equipped with the best medical devices. If you’ve been suffering from similar issues, all you have to do is visit the SaiShree IVF website and book your consultation with our infertility specialist in Pune.

 

Saishree IVF
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