Thyroid issues are one of the most common causes of infertility in women. This is because the thyroid produces hormones necessary for fetal and neonatal growth and development. Abnormal hormonal levels like thyroid (thyroxine [T4] and triiodothyronine [T3]), insulin problems, pituitary gland disorders, and other endocrine disorders can attribute to changes in ovulation and a woman’s period where the necessary amount of hormones are not being produced leading to issues relating to infertility.

Ovulation can also be diminished by changes in the production of:

  • sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)

  • follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

  • Estrogen

  • Androgens

This will cause a fluctuation in the production of the thyroid releasing hormone (TRH) affecting feedback loop between the hypothalamus, pituitary, and the ovary causing changes in period and ovulation.

These changes can be subtle and symptomless in early stages having a profound effect on fertility.

Talk with Dr. Angelina Mehta today on how thyroid and hormonal imbalance may be affecting you!

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