Hormonal inbalance and fertility:
One of the leading causes of female infertility is hormonal imbalance. A woman’s inability to ovulate and regulate hormone levels cause a production of too much or too less of one particular hormone. When hormones fluctuate it can affect your mood, sexual desire, fertility and ovulation. Meaning, hormones play an important role in reproduction.
Here are the types of hormonal imbalances;
1. Progesterone imbalance
When a woman’s level of progesterone is very low, she’ll have a very short luteal phase which that fertilized eggs are not able to properly implant in the uterus, and miscarriage can occur. Progestrone imbalance is one of the easiest hormonal imbalances to treat, and can be quickly and easily improved.
2. Estrogen imbalance
Another female reproductive hormone, a woman has to have the right amount of estrogen to be optimally fertile. Too much or too little estrogen can prevent the women from ovulating. Too much of estrogen can lead to irregular periods while too little can cause the uterine lining from thickening enough to support a pregnancy. There are many natural and herbal way of treating it, talk to your doctor to prescribe drugs to treat the imbalances.
3. Prolactin imbalance
Prolactin, the hormone for breast milk production, also triggers the hormones to begin ovulation and allow eggs to grow and mature properly. It can be difficult to become pregnant if your prolactin level is low, good news is it can be easily balanced. Stopping a medication which can be having a negative effect or treating a condition which might be the cause of the prolactin imbalance and which you are unaware of can easily colve this problem, again, talk to your doctor.
4. Lutenizing hormone imbalance(LH)
This is the hormone triggered by your pituitary gland. It’s the hormone responsible for regulating periods and ovulation. Conduct an LH test, a high level of LH shows you are in menopause or you have PCOS. And if the test shows a low level of LH, then you aren’t menstruating, your doctor will tell you what steps you should take next.
The following can result in hormonal imbalance;
Glandular problems. Once there’s a problem with these (thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus) an imbalance will prevent complete ovulation process to take place, thus the difficulty in conception.Ovulatory disorder. Like overproduction of prolactin leads to the disruption of hormonal levels.Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Multiple growths of cysts in the ovaries resulting in a hormonal imbalance and menstruation back flows.Menopause in women often starts at the age of 40, if it comes earlier; it becomes a sure sign of infertility.Abnormal Cervical Mucus.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include;
irregular menstrual cyclesexcessive bleeding or very little bleedingabdominal and pelvic crampsabsence of menstrual period for stretches of timeexcessive weight gain and loss.
Common causes of hormonal imbalance include;
Too much of stress.Poor diet.Environmental reasons, including pollution, poisons.Above average consumption of non organic and also animal products that have excessive amounts with estrogen.Cosmetics.Using pills
Hormone imbalance can be caused by a lot of reasons, but basically hormonal imbalance occurs when there’s an incorrect relationship between progesterone and estrogen levels in the woman’s body.
Approaches to heal emotionally and hormonally;
Eat healthy:- Eating junk foods high in carbohydrate, processed vegetable oils, trans fats, stimulants, and soy products can cause hormonal imbalance.
Adjust your diet;- Take foods rich in omega3 fatty acid, animal protein, fermented vegetables, dairy foods, and fruits.
Stop consuming :- non-organic dairy product Milk, cottage cheese, ice cream and the likes can interfere with the female hormonal system. Eggs, farm fresh yoghurt, and other organic dairy products can be consumed.Processed vegetable oils shouldn’t be found in your home. Olive oil and animal fats can be used in cooking.Reduce intake of coffee, chocolate, and soft drinks.Expose yourself to natural sunshine.Try yoga and meditation.
Your doctor will perform tests for you and your husband to determine if there’s something wrong with your husband too, then the treatment for hormonal infertility will be determined.