Do You Know That Your Thyroid Gland Might Be Affecting Your Fertility"Thyroid infertility is a condition that is used to describe the inability of a woman to become pregnant as a result of a thyroid dysfunction."
Thyroid disorders affecting fertility such as underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid make getting pregnant a challenge.
Problems with the thyroid and infertility are often overlooked by many physician because in some cases the symptoms of thyroid disorder are not as obvious in some women. Thyroid infertility occurs when the hormones produced by the thyroid gland are out of balance affecting other hormones like those governing the menstrual cycle, ovulation and reproduction. Once thyroid infertility has been diagnosed, the chances of getting pregnant increase.
The ways to overcome thyroid infertility are:
1. Follow your doctor's advice.
2. Understand the common symptoms of thyroid disease.
3. Having a thyroid blood test done regularly to monitor the function of the gland.
4. Learn more about natural thyroid medicine.
5. Follow a natural thyroid diet.
By taking control over thyroid disease will lessen your danger for thyroid infertility.
Thyroid Disorders Affecting FertilityThe thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located in the neck. The production of the hormone thyroxin is the main function of the thyroid gland. Thyroxin hormone is important in the functioning of body's metabolism. When the thyroid gland is not functioning correctly, there are two major types of conditions: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
1. Hypothyroidism Affects ConceptionThis conditions is associated with thyroid infertility and occurs when the thyroid gland is under functioning and cannot produce enough thyroxin hormone. Underactive thyroid symptoms are: weight gain, difficulty concentrating, cods hands and feet, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, hair loss, infertility, frequent miscarriages, ovulatory disorders.
Hypothyroidism is a frequent cause of infertility. When the thyroid gland in under functioning, the hypothalamus increases the production of thyroid releasing hormone (TRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to increase the production of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your body helping the thyroid back into balance. TRH also stimulates the pituitary gland to release prolactin in higher quantities. High levels of prolactin suppresses the release of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) interfering with the menstrual cycle and ovulation.
2. Hyperthyroidism Affects PregnancyThis condition is characterized by high production of the hormone thyroxin by the thyroid gland. The typical symptoms of overactive thyroid are: weight loss, irritability, restlessness, palpitations, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, frequent diarrhea.
Hyperthyroidism is more of a problem during pregnancy because when there is too much thyroid hormone, both mother and baby can be affected. Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy is associated with premature births and miscarriages. Also intrauterine growth retardation is possible if the conditions is not treated. During pregnancy, hyperthyroidism can contribute to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat that can be serious.
Thyroid Functions within the Body
The following video explains the function of the thyroid and thyroid disorders.
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