Hormone Level Imbalance

Every fifth woman has hormonal imbalance.


Hormone Level Imbalance

8 Mins
Updated on:
February 21, 2023

Hormone Level Imbalance

What is hormone level imbalance?


The health of humans is significantly influenced by hormones. Infertility is one of several medical problems that can be brought on by hormonal imbalance. A few examples of hormonal imbalance include hypo- and hyperthyroidism (high or low thyroid function), hyperprolactinemia (increased levels of the hormone that produces milk), hypertestosteroneemia (high levels of the male hormone), and luteal phase defect (low progesterone levels in the second half of the cycle).

What are the key female hormones and how do they affect fertility?

Female fertility is significantly influenced by oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).Estrogen: A hormone that the ovaries' developing follicles release. Additionally, it keeps cholesterol levels in check and develops secondary sexual traits like pubic hair and breasts. A healthy amount of oestrogen in the body supports healthy fertility. Low oestrogen levels can stop ovulation and impede the development of follicles. Estrogen makes the uterine lining thicker and gets the uterus ready for pregnancy. Due to a lack of oestrogen, the uterine lining is still fragile and incapable of supporting a pregnancy.Progesterone: This hormone is essential for reproduction. Premenstrual spotting and getting pregnant can be difficult for women who don't get enough progesterone. Progesterone has a number of roles in the body's processes during ovulation, fertilisation, and pregnancy. In addition, it helps an embryo develop.LH: The pituitary gland releases this hormone, which controls ovulation and the menstrual cycle. LH synthesis is stimulated by high oestrogen levels.FSH: It influences reproductive procedures as well as the growth and development of the human body. FSH encourages the growth of follicles in the ovary and gets them ready for ovulation.

What are the key male hormones and how do they affect fertility?

In terms of male fertility, testosterone, oestrogen, LH, and FSH are important factors.Testosterone: This hormone, which is secreted from the testicles, is crucial for the growth of a man's testis, prostate, and secondary sexual characteristics. It is essential for libido, sex arousal, erection, and other bodily functions.Estrogen: Reduced sexual function is caused by low oestrogen levels. Erectile dysfunction, low or absent libido, poor sperm count, and decreased seminal fluid production can all be brought on by excessive oestrogen.LH: It stimulates the production of testosterone and is crucial for the development of sperm.FSH: This hormone is essential for the start of spermatogenesis.

What causes an imbalance in hormones?

Hormonal imbalance can be caused by many different things. They are primarily linked to things like depression, a sedentary lifestyle, insomnia, obesity, drinking alcohol, smoking, etc. According to studies, a high amount of stress hormones inhibits the body's main sex hormone and reduces sperm count, ovulation, and sexual activity. Significant stress decreases libido and overall fertility.Inherited connections to conditions like obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, etc. can also result in hormonal imbalance.Obese women may struggle with infertility issues, anovulation, and irregular periods. Male obesity lowers testosterone levels, which affect how the testicles operate.

How can hormonal imbalance be treated?

Based on the reason of the hormone imbalance, an infertile couple is given a variety of therapy alternatives. A healthy diet contributes to keeping hormone levels in check. Foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, such as fish oil, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils, assist hormones reach their intended sites in the body by constructing healthy cell membranes. Hormone regulation is aided by limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption. Regular exercise aids in the release of hormones that elevate mood. It also increases the synthesis of testosterone. Before using any hormone-balancing drug, speak to your doctor.

Unlock Your Unique Journey to Parenthood

Consult with us and find out how personalised IVF treatment plans at Jananam can enhance your chances of parenthood.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Jananam Fertility has developed all of its medical services, procedures, patient care systems, and infrastructure with the patient in mind. We have the best success rates (pregnancies and live births) while maintaining the strictest safety requirements.

On Social Media

What our patients say

Review Widget
See more reviews...


Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

Please check the pricing page.

Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..

Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

To know more about the cost of IVF treatment, please visit our pricing page.

Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

Related Articles

8 Mins

Vitamin D Deficiency & Infertility

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency varies between 20% and 66.8% in different countries. In fact, vitamin D deficiency can lead to infertility both women and man.

Vitamin D Deficiency & Infertility
8 Mins

Thyroid Problems & Infertility

The NFHS IV (2015-2016) has reported that amongst individuals between the age 15-49 years, the self-reported prevalence of goitre or thyroid disorder was nearly 2% in females and less than 1% in males. Also, the reported prevalence increased with age in women (15-19 years: 0.7%; 20-34 years: 1.8%; 35-49 years: 3.4%).

Thyroid Problems & Infertility
Welcome to Jananam

Nice to meet you! If you have any question about our services or need to book an appointment, we're a click away!

Chat with us
jananam whatsapp chatjananam close chat