Today, men and women both are facing the fertility problems all over the world. This is a condition that is very stressful and creates a mental toll for the suffering person. And for men, it is more painful as it becomes a social stigma that challenges their manhood.
According to the medical science, there are many reasons behind this disorder that range from genetic issues to physical problems. This article is centered on one particular cause that is responsible for infertility – ‘Hormonal Imbalance’.
The hormones in your body play an important role for a healthy fertility. There is a close relation between hormones and fertility. The imbalance of hormones in your body can block your path to conception by making you infertile.
Lets’ understand the functioning of hormones and their role in reproduction.
Progesterone – This hormone is very important not only for conception, but also for a successful pregnancy. It is responsible for everything that comes before, during, and after the pregnancy. It is vital for the survival of the embryo. Imbalance in Progesterone can cause conception problems and miscarriages.
Additionally, it is also responsible for the non fertility related issues like prevention of cancers, bone formation and fat to energy conversion.
The imbalance of this home can be easily corrected and there are many ways for doing so. You can visit a Doctor to confirm the progesterone imbalance in your body or you can do it on your own with a ‘Saliva’ test kit. It is advised that you try the natural sources to correct this imbalance as synthetic progesterone can cause many health problems.
There are many herbs that work effectively to increase or stabilize the progesterone production in the body and support healthy fertility and also helps you to conceive naturally.
Creams or Drops – You can use the creams and rub them on your skin, it gets stored in the fatty tissue. And, the drops are much safer and effective compared to the creams as they are placed under the tongue and no need to worry about the overdose as it stores in the fatty tissue and it is not processed by the kidney or liver.
Vitex – This is another option. It does not create progesterone directly, but it supports one’s ability to produce and maintain a balance of the progesterone and estrogen hormones. It works by supporting the endocrine system that is responsible for the balance of hormones. This natural herb works for boosting fertility.
Foods – The fats in nuts, avocados, olives and seeds help the body produce progesterone and block estrogen. Hot spices, ginger etc. also helps.
Maca – This herb also does not directly help, but it stimulates the release of hormones. This is a root like vegetable that not only works for stabilizing hormones, but also works for increasing your libido and sperm count. The herbs cleanse the liver and balance the hormones. It works to helps you conceive naturally.
Estrogen – This is a group of steroid compounds that plays an important role in the functioning of the estrous cycle and female sex hormone. The Estrogen hormone and fertility are related together very much.
Without the right amount of estrogen, fertility is not possible. The FSH hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and it is sent out to the ovary to form estrogen.
It helps the egg get ready for ovulation and supports the menstrual cycle. Estrogen is the ovarian hormone and it should be produced in a controlled way. LH is the hormone that controls the production.
Now, the pituitary gland can be affected by many things like weight, over exercise and improper eating habits and all these things can cause imbalance in the estrogen.
The estrogen imbalance can be easily corrected.
Reduce Meat – Stop eating meats or cut it down to twice a week.
Sea Food – Increase the sea food consumption. It really works for a healthy fertility.
Vegetables – Eat leafy and cruciferous vegetables that improve the ability of your liver to metabolize estrogen fast. Eat broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, spinach, and cauliflower etc. Steam the vegetables lightly and do not overcook as it kills the nutrients.
Water – Drink about 8 glasses of water daily.
Avoid – Stay away from soy, bacon, beer, sausage and licorice to conceive naturally.
Apart from these things, making changes in your lifestyle also improves the hormone imbalance. Eat healthy diets, do exercise, reduce stress and sleep well.
The Cimicifuga Racemosa (Black Cohosh) and Eleutherococcus Senticosis (Siberian Ginseng) and many other herbs work effectively for controlling the hormone levels in your body.
Reducing xenohormones exposure and eating organic foods helps women a lot to keep the hormone levels balanced and increase their fertility. For women, it is also advised to avoid exposure to non organic meat, plastics, car exhaust, pesticides, air fresheners, and the synthetic sex hormones to get pregnant.
Healthy liver – Keeping a clean and healthy liver is very important for both men and women. Your liver becomes clogged with different toxins and it can affect your fertility and incorrect the hormone balance. So, always keep it clean to have a good balance of hormones.
Organic Foods – Besides low nutritional diets, foods that are not organic also affect the hormone levels of your body. For men specially, the non-organic foods affect the sperm and leads to many fertility problems. The organic foods keep you away from the dangerous substances and thus help for the balance of hormone levels.
You have now clearly understood the relationship of hormones and fertility. So, maintain a healthy liver, eat healthy and organic and workout daily…all these things will help you maintain a good level for both the hormones in your body and you will have a healthy fertility.