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Hormonal Infertility

It is a well-known fact that hormones are solely responsible for the overall running of the female ovulation processes. At the beginning of every woman’s monthly circle, the brain sends signals to the pituitary glands notifying it to prepare some eggs. The pituitary gland on receiving the information produces a hormone known as the follicle-stimulating hormone, which signals the ovaries to start the process of maturing the eggs needed to complete the menstrual cycle. Once the estrogen level gets high signaling the readiness of the egg, the pituitary gland provides a luteinizing hormone, which triggers the release of the mature egg by the ovaries. From 24 to 48 hours after the luteinizing hormone surge, ovulation takes place. During this phase of the menstrual cycle, the follicle responsible for the production of the egg known as corpus luteum starts increasing the progesterone level in the body. It is this progesterone that prepares the uterus lining for pregnancy. Once the egg is fertilized, the progesterone levels continue to increase, but in the absence of fertilization, the production of progesterone stops, marking the beginning of the menstrual cycle.

 

The disruption of any stage of these processes can result in infertility cases in the women. The deficiency of any of these hormones leads to hormonal infertility. Most female infertility cases known today come from hormonal imbalances. Some hormonal abnormalities that can lead to infertility include low thyroid function known as hypothyroidism, high male hormones known as hyperprolactinemia and low progesterone levels. Overproduction of prolactin-the hormone responsible for milk production can disrupt or suppress the ovulation period as well. The inability of a woman’s body to ovulate properly and regulate the production of each of these important fertility hormones can lead to overproduction or underproduction of the hormones thereby leading to infertility. Some symptoms that follow such hormonal imbalances include irregular menstruation, little or excessive bleeding, pelvic and abdominal cramps, excessive weight gain or loss, and the absence of menstruation for a couple of months. Certain factors can be responsible for hormonal imbalances such as thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus glandular problems. These glands can be disrupted by birth-control pills, diseases like hypothyroidism, and stress. However, these hormonal imbalances can be corrected through proper medical cares.

Drugs for Infertility

fertilecmDrugs and substance abuse has been rated as the greatest challenge that harbor the rise in the rate of infertility among the users without noticing. The age groups of between 20 – 40 years are worst hit by struggles in infertility having been found to abuse drugs. The major drugs associated to infertility cause are alcohol and tobacco, opium, poppy husk, heavy metals and ashes of burned tyres, among others. It has also been on debate that as more teenagers or young men start using banned drugs the rise in infertility is also witnessed. However much of the reproduction dysfunctions may be treatable though many youngsters do not notice as this takes place.

 

On the health sector a smaller percentage has been found o have un –explained infertility to either sperm problems in men ,Ovulation and fallopian tubes problems in ladies. The daily prescriptions and over the counter drugs , supplements and herbal or alternative treatments. Other drugs include, Androcur, Brenda, Cannabis, Cyprone, Charas, Cypostat and Cycloblastin. Most patients affected by infertility are advised to utilize their gynecologists to curb the problems before they escalate.

 

 

Doctors recommend injectable hormones only if Clomid may not work on its own. Some other recommended injectable hormones include Gonadotropin family of injections , Releasing hormone(GnRH), Human Menopousal (h MG)Follicle stimulating hormone among others as prescribed by the physician. Among others the the common fertility drugs include Clomipheme, Estradiol, HCG, HMG, Ganirelix ,Cetrolix, Progesterone Capsules, Progesterone suppositories, Mehl predinisolome and Leurolide. Other recommended drugs include Seropheme, to treat ovulatory.

Fermera, is intended for post menopausal women with breast cancer and in inducing ovulation. Follistin is used to stimulate the body and cause the ovaries to mature. The drugs are taken through injection. Fertinex which is extracted and purified from urine and is considered less potent than FSH and less expensive. Ovidrel is injectable and used to stimulate hormones in the body.