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Is Hypothyroidism Cause For Infertility?

Posted By: Staff

Hypothyroidism has been proved to be a reason behind infertility, but because it is seldom considered to be important as far as the reproductive process is concerned, it is generally overlooked as a cause.

What is hypothyroidism? It means that the thyroid gland does not generate enough of the thyroxine and triiodothyronine hormones.

Inadequate production of these hormones prevents the body from carrying out essential reproductive capabilities, one of which is ensuring optimum amount of egg creation. This inadequacy of thyroid hormones causes infertility in females.

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Also Read: Toxins That Destroy Thyroid Gland

Also, because of hypothyroidism, prolactin is produced in larger amounts than usual. Excessive production of this hormone hinders ovulation since it is a milk-producing hormone, so the brain receives the signal that the body is definitely not prepared for another ovulation.

Hypothyroidism commonly occurs among women of reproductive age. It is more noticeable in women between their early twenties and late thirties, but it may also happen after menopause.

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This could be treated. Tests can be conducted to ascertain the lack of either thyroxine or triiodothyronine in the body and medicines can accordingly be prescribed by a medical adviser.

Hence, while trying to conceive, one should always go for a thyroid test and if detected with the condition, one should consistently be on medication so as to avoid miscarriages.

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When you are trying to conceive, and cannot succeed, how do you know that it is because of hypothyroidism? Spotting it is definitely complicated by the fact that there are many symptoms attributed to it that are also typically symptomatic of other ailments.

Also Read: Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

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Many of these include: excessive fat increase, increased heart rate, severe mood swings, dry skin, brittle, flaky nails, coarse and thinning hair, inability to tolerate cold, a yellowish tint to the skin, constipation, heavy or irregular menstruation and general weakness or tiredness.

As soon as you notice more than one of these complaints, do yourself a favor: See a chiropractor or nutritional specialist as quickly as possible. Hypothyroidism may be easily corrected with early detection and one can conceive with ease if proper medication is taken.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 17:00 [IST]
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