Infertility & Hormonal Imbalance

Infertility & Hormonal Imbalance

Infertility & hormonal imbalance go hand in hand or in better words, we can say that Hormonal Imbalance leads to Infertility.

The Endocrine system is made up of the endocrine glands that secrete hormones. Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system.The endocrine system help control mood, growth and development, the way our organs work, metabolism , immunity and reproduction.

We have millions of cells in our body and endocrine system helps them to communicate with each other and when their is miscommunication it leads to hormonal imbalance.

The endocrine system regulates how much of each hormone is released and when this system don’t function properly it results in Hormonal Imbalance

If they don’t communicate well, they adversely affect reproductive health by mimicking or blocking the effects of sex hormones as well as fertility, Infertility – Low AMH level, poor egg n sperm quality, irregular periods, dark brown discharge before or during periods, enlarged ovaries, PCOS, endometriosis and list goes on.

Hormonal imbalance in long run not only restrict to infertility but also results in

    • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Leaky gut
    • IBS
    • Emotional imbalance and
    • Chronic stress & depression

3 Reasons for Hormonal imbalance

  • Poor eating habits – eating sugary, packed, processed foods with low nutritional value.
  • Sedentary lifestyle – not being active through out the day or who are in desk jobs.
  • Chronic stress – long term stress and poor sleep quality.

Generally pills/medicines treats the problem or symptoms not the root cause although for some people medicine is needed but with that you need to work on lifestyle changes, just adding a pill will not help or improve your condition.

Balanced Diet

Improve your eating habits by adding these foods in daily diet :

    • Good fats : nuts, ghee, coconut oil, seeds, fish, paneer
    • Add protein in every meal – eggs, chicken, soy, paneer, pumpkin seeds, fish
    • Vitamin D : Improves ovarian stimulation and semen quality. Most common course of  Vitamin D is sunshine, daily 10-15 min of sunshine is good apart from that Good sources of Vitamin D in foods are eggs & mushrooms.
    • Vitamin A: It – Improves fertility, good sources are carrots, eggs, Orange and yellow vegetables and fruits.
    • Vitamin B12 : It helps in increase sperm count, and deficiency of B12 is linked to genetic damage in sperm. Some studies have also linked B12 deficiency in women to problems in ovulation and implantation of a fertilised egg.Foods rich in Vitamin B12 are grains, eggs, fish, milk products.
    • Folic Acid : Folic acid is an important vitamin for both men and women. Getting enough folic acid can help decrease the risk of birth defects, and it also improves sperm count in men. and its good for people who are planning for embryo transfer(green leafy, lentils, broccoli, fortified cereals, oranges, avocados, nuts, chickpeas).
    • Vitamin C – supports sperm count mobility and also works on immunity, citrus fruits, bell pepper, tomatoes, broccoli.
    • Add anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric, saffron, black pepper. These food also helps to develop our immunity to fight against any infection.

Will a particular food “cure” your infertility? No. That’s not going to happen. But that shouldn’t stop you from considering the so-called fertility superfoods to make sure you are getting proper nutrition to support your fertility.

Overall good nutrition leads to good health. Good overall health  will balance your hormones and protect your fertility.

Super foods such as Pumpkin seeds & flax seeds are good source of fats which helps in balancing progesterone & oestrogen level. Pumpkin seeds provide Zinc which helps to balance out the progesterone.

Green leafy vegetables are source many vitamins & minerals.

If you’re showing signs of Estrogen deficiency- adding chickpeas is a good idea as They’re high in natural estrogen, which can help create hormonal balance for optimal fertility.

5 Tips to improve your Fertility

    • Avoid refined sugar and sugary drinks, soft drinks.
    • Avoid processed or canned food.
    • Hydrate well – track your water intake. Water helps in nutrient absorption and remove toxin from body.
    • Go under the Sun. Try to make sure that you spend 10-15 minutes in morning under sunlight.
    • Practice Deep breathing – it will help to reduce cortisol level and balance out hormones.

Follow healthy lifestyle for your better health and better future.

Stay Healthy

Stay Happy

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