The Importance of the FSH Hormone – June Infertility Month

FSH, LH, GnRh. They are short acronyms, but they mean a lot to those who want to get pregnant. These hormones are very important for ovulation and also for female fertility. Did you know that a simple dosage of FSH can help women to get pregnant more easily? Therefore, the importance of the exams is being addressed in a campaign on several websites on the subject. The hashtag # avalicaçãodafertilidade is being used to take the importance of a series of simple tests, but that make all the difference in fertility.

 

The FSH dosage is extremely important! This is because it checks the available ovarian reserve in women and also influences the growth of eggs at an early stage. The ovarian reserve can be determined in several ways, with the dosage of this hormone FSH or with another more modern anti-Mullerian. This hormone is stimulated by another one, GnRh, which induces an increase in FSH values. The hormone FSH is also present in men, but in this case it helps in the production of sperm.

In women specifically, the hormone FSH peaks even at the beginning of the menstrual cycle , which may be before or after that foreseen for regulated cycles, or even without prediction for irregular cycles . This peak is what gives the start in the fertile period. In addition, FSH stimulates estrogen, another hormone essential for the fertile period. It causes the eggs to mature and grow properly until they can be released.

Which Levels Are Suitable For Fertility?

We can say that FSH levels can make all the difference if we take into account the patient’s age. Women over 35 have lower values ​​as reference, since they would have a lower ovarian reserve than a 20-year-old girl. However, there is a table where the parameters can be checked:

 

Rates greater than 15 are worrisome for women who want to become pregnant. They can mean that the ovarian reserve is short of what it should be, so a doctor should be aware to assess what will be done and also assess a possible early menopause , usually this alarm is given in cases of FSH above 30, but it must be investigated as soon as possible. From 10 to 15 the ovarian reserve is considered low . Women with this diagnosis should undergo a more in-depth assessment to see what can help to solve this possible existing problem.

From 05 to 10 the ovarian reserve by the FSH hormone indexes is at an acceptable level and is considered good. Normally women over 28 years old have this result which is considered perfectly normal. Below 5 the ovarian reserve is considered excellent! Theoretically, this woman does not have problems with the stimulation of the follicles, but it is necessary some other exams to affirm that everything is ok. Among them the hormonal dosage progesterone, estrogen, LH, prolactin and testosterone.

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The causes of low FSH rates are more common than expected. Polycystic ovaries, for example, can cause this drop. One factor already mentioned is age, with it advancing if it has a lower ovarian reserve with each lost ovulatory cycle. Thyroid problems are also a sign that things can get complicated with FSH. Obesity and smoking are also on the list of villains against FSH. We must remember that the FSH tends to vary during the cycle, in some phases it may be higher than in others and the laboratories may also have different interpretations from one to the other, see image on the side.

Any questions about FSH? Talk to your doctor. Such a simple test can determine whether you are healthy to produce eggs and become pregnant. Look for the hashtag # avalicaçãodafertilidade on social networks and on the internet and stay on top of all the campaign posts! In addition, you can also find more about it on campaign partners:

IVI Blog                  Fertility Clinic
Almanac of Parents Mônica Romeiro
Mother of the Flower     Tatiana da Costa
Mamy Atenada           Priscilla Aitelli

On June 19, 2015, Dr. Silvana Chedid will give a free online lecture on the subject! For those who have problems getting pregnant and women who are not even trying are invited to participate. Clarify one of the fundamental points of fertility with a specialist. Take care of your reproductive health, your future children will thank you!

Taking advantage of the space I want to tell a novelty to our mommy readers, who intend to have another baby in the future or have a couple friend who is trying to get pregnant. In partnership with the company Famivita, we developed some products that help in the fertility of men and women, among them fertility vitamins that potentiates FamiFerti ovulation   and in the case of men improves the quality of sperm, ViriFerti, as well as the ovulation test, pregnancy test and the FamiGel lubricating gel. You can  purchase them here  in our online store.

See also: When Does the Ovulation Period Happen?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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