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High Testosterone & Anovulation

by Laura Baxter
(United Kingdom)

I am hoping that you can help me.

I am 26 years old and my partner is 33 years old. We have been trying for a baby for nearly three years and we are currently seeking medical advice as I had all my blood tests done and it showed that I was not ovulating and I had a high level of testosterone in my blood. I also have / had PCOS which I know does not help.
My partner has had a semen analysis and the results came back fine, so we know that that it is me.

Do you know of any herbal tablets / liquids that I can take to lower my testosterone levels and kick start my ovaries into producing eggs and cervical fluid and something for my non exhistant periods.

There is currently a very long waiting list which we are on for the NHS fertility treatment but any help or guidance that you can give is very much appreciated.

I look forward to your response / suggestions.


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Natural Fertility Treatment
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

There are may things you can do in order to increase your fertility.
The hormonal balance within the female reproductive system is very delicate and it can be disrupted my many factors. High estrogen and testosterone levels are most likely linked to PCOS and anovulatory cycles.

Testosterone is an androgen steroid hormone that is usually linked to male sexuality, but it is present in low amounts in women as well. It is made in the ovaries and in the adrenal glands.

If ovulation is not occurring, your body does not produce enough progesterone. As a result of low progesterone, the hypothalamus stimulates the ovaries to make more estrogen and androgens (male hormones), which in turn stimulates more follicles towards ovulation. PCOS occurs when these additional follicles are unable to produce a mature egg and make progesterone.

The result of this process is that the menstrual cycle is dominated by estrogen and androgens (testosterone).

High levels of testosterone interferes with insulin production, which may stimulate weight gain.

The type of natural therapies that can help address PCOS are:

Natural progesterone, Castor oil therapy, self fertility massage and herbal remedies.

Saw palmetto is an herb known to lower testosterone in both men and women.

Vitex is known to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce luteininzing hormone, which stimulates the ovaries to make more progesterone and induce ovulation. Clinical studies have shown that Vitex can be effective in balancing the female reproductive hormones and re-establish ovulation.

Maca is also known to support progesterone production.

I would recommend talking to an alternative practitioner that can assist you in finding the right therapy for your case. Before you begin fertility treatment with drugs that can cause side effects it is always best to follow a natural approach first.

The first step would be to follow a fertility cleansing program and avoid chemicals in your cosmetics, shampoos, foods, water, and cleaning supply that contain xenoestrogen. They are present in your environment, your food and your water and disrupt the natural hormonal balance in your body. A healthy diet, life style and moderate exercise is a good way to start.

A good natural fertility program for PCOS that I would recommend looking into is The PCOS Fertility Kit.

This kit contains all the necessary steps to effectively re-establish the menstrual periods, balance the hormones and stimulate healthy ovulation and progesterone production. It may take a few months to reach a balance, but it is definitely worth trying a natural approach first.

Fertility Blessings!

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