Low T low LH What Next
We got a call from the doctor after having blood work done come back with low T and low LH. I'm very confuse and don’t know what next, should I get a second opinion? Please advise!!!
Talk to your doctor for more explanations on your results as T and LH levels are usually read in correlation with FSH levels.
I am assuming that this question is for a woman as men can also have low T and low LH. Men's production of LH decreases with aging, which lowers testosterone production. This affects male fertility decreasing sperm production.
In women, when luteinizing hormone (LH) is deficient, FSH levels will also change. LH and FSH play important roles in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and are often associated with poor ovulation.
Low thyroid hormones levels are also associated with lowered infertility due to poor ovulatory cycles. These levels should all be considered in association with your medical history and your current age and reproductive situation.
By careful analysis of your hormonal profile, your doctor will be able to determine the cause of your low T and LH deficiency and, thus, the most appropriate treatment.
During the menstrual cycle just before the egg is released, the detection of a surge in release of luteinizing hormone indicates impending ovulation.
Without this surge, ovulation is delayed and the menstrual periods are long, missing and most likely anovulatory.
FSH and LH are gonadotropins released by the pituitary , which regulate menstrual cycle by stimulating the egg maturation and release right at ovulation. LH is often measured in conjunction with other hormones like FSH, estradiol and prolactin in case of menstrual dysfunction and infertility.
levels of LH could be due to hypopituitarism. The FSH to LH ratio should normally be 1:1 for normal fertility.
Many studies have been done on the positive effects of Vitex agnus castus
and the regulation of the menstrual cycle due to poor pituitary function. Vitex is an herb that grows in the Mediterranean and eastern world regions and is known to support the function of the pituitary gland when under functioning and re-establish regular ovulation cycles. Vitex is known by clinical studies to restore female reproductive health due to hormonal imbalance. Vitex also seem to support the second half of the menstrual cycle by supporting LH production and lengthening the luteal phase in cases of luteal phase defect (LPD).
Scientific studies have shown that Agnus castus can stimulate the release of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and inhibit the release of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).
Vitex contains a volatile oil that has progesterone-like effect on the reproductive system in women. By stimulating the pituitary gland to release LH, the production of progesterone during the second phase of the menstrual cycle also increases supporting healthy embryo development and pregnancy.
To regulate the menstrual cycle with Vitex it will take a number of cycles (4-6) as Vitex is a slow acting herb.
To support ovulation and pituitary function, consider supplementing your diet with fertility vitamins like FertiAid for women in conjunction with FertileCM
. These natural supplements are designed to balance the female hormonal cycles, support healthy ovulation and cervical mucus production in order to facilitate conception and embryo implantation.
To monitor your progresses, consider charting your cycle. Download my FREE Guide to Fertility Charting And Natural Conception to learn more