Hormonal abnormalities in a person can lead to infertility. Hypothyroidism (low thyroid function), hyperprolactinemia (high male hormone levels) and luteal phase defect (low progesterone levels) are good examples of it. Endocrinological abnormalities along with hormonal imbalances should be cured properly to treat infertility in a person. Couples going through assisted fertility treatments should also have their hormonal imbalances tested to reach high infertility success rates even in difficult cases. Hormonal infertility can be very well treated and cured by correct medical guidance at the right time.
Hormonal imbalance is a major reason for female infertility. Women suffering from imbalanced hormones face an inability to ovulate. The symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be easily manufactured and treated. These symptoms are:
• Irregular menstrual cycle
• Excessive bleeding during menstruation or sometimes even may very little bleed
• Abdominal and pelvic cramps
• Excessive weight gain or loss in a small span of time
• The absence of a menstrual period in the female for stretches of time
What Causes Hormonal Imbalances in A Person
Irregularities in Thyroid, Pituitary and Hypothalamus Glands
Hormonal imbalances in a person are caused by problems related to thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are primarily responsible for secreting the reproductive hormones. Regular consumption of birth-control pills, diseases like hypothyroidism and increased level of stress can affect these glands. The moment any of these glands encounters any irregularity, they experience hormonal imbalance, and this obstructs the complete ovulation process. Such obstruction leads to difficulty in conception in the female.
Over-secretion of “Prolactin”
Over-secretion of “Prolactin” leads to ovulatory disorders. This is like glandular problems and disrupts the hormonal levels in a person. This hormone is responsible to produce milk in the female can obstruct the process of ovulation. Over-production of “Prolactin” can cause Anovulation or incomplete ovulation cycle in a person, which can further lead to the production of Androgens, or male hormones, in the body. Thus, the production of estrogen is reduced in the female body and causes difficulties in the ovulation process.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) condition, that causes multiple growths of cysts in the ovaries also causes hormonal imbalance in a person. Under this syndrome, the menstruation backflows. Thus, there is a reduced production of estrogen and progesterone in the female body. As a matter of fact, these two hormones are most necessary for ovulation in a person and reduced production of which can lower egg quality, or even failure of eggs to mature. Eggs that fail to mature become cysts and line the outer and inner ovaries. Apart from these, PCOS causes increased production of insulin in the body that results in Type II diabetes. It also increases the production of androgen in the body.
Women usually start experiencing menopause from the age of 40. This is one of the most ascertained signs of infertility in them. However, the ovulation procedure goes well in their forties and only 1% of woman faces infertility during this time. However, the ovulation process begins to slow down and finally ceases at the end of menopause due to extreme hormonal imbalances in the body. Women see a lot of changes in their bodies. They experience symptoms of infertility like:
• Mood swings
• Hot flashes
• Irregular menstruation
Abnormal Cervical Mucus
In Abnormal Cervical Mucus, the mucus lining of the cervix and uterus is abnormal, and the mucus consistency keeps on fluctuating during the ovulation process. Such changes in the mucus consistency cause an obstruction for the sperm to reach the egg. This obstructs conception. Since the production of estrogen is low in the woman, her cervical mucus becomes thick. This restricts the sperm to pass or swim through it and reach the egg. In case the reproductive glands responsible for the secretion of proper mucus are repeatedly encountered with infections, it causes sexually transmitted diseases STD in the couple during after sexual intercourse. This is one of the major reasons for abnormal cervical mucus production.
Hormonal Infertility specialists working with us are experts in diagnosing the correct reasons of infertility is a woman caused by an imbalance in her hormonal levels. There are many ways to treat infertility in a person caused due to hormonal imbalance. These treatments are:
• Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
• Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
• Assisted reproductive technology (ART)
• In vitro fertilization (IVF)
• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
• Intrauterine insemination
• Donor eggs
• Embryo cryopreservation
• Embryo adoption
Ending Words for Couples Suffering from Infertility Due to Hormonal Imbalance
We are specialized in treating multiple infertility factors under one roof with advanced success rate. These varieties of conditions include:
• Hormonal infertility
• Ovulatory dysfunctions
• Immunological infertility
If you are looking for an assisted reproduction, your next step certainly would be to send us your primary inquiry. Our Hormonal Infertility experts will revert on your specific problems without a delay.