Friday, July 3, 2009

Overcome Female Infertility --Follicle-stimulating hormone ( FSH): Definition, Effects, Side Effects and Risk

As we mentioned in previous article, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time is the first treatment for a couple who for what ever reason cam not conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to full term. With the advance of medical technology, conventional medicine has proven record in treating infertility but with some side effects. In this article, we will discuss Follicle-stimulating hormone ( FSH) : definition, effects, side effects and risk of conventional medication in treating hormone imbalance.

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1. Definition
Follicle-stimulating hormone ( FSH) is made from purified urine of postmenopause women. It is uses to treat ovulation disorder and stimulate the follicle and egg production.

2. How follicle-stimulating hormone ( FSH) effects infertile women
The medication if only given for women with ovulation problem such as without responding to the ovulatory dysfunction medicine but with high levels of LH as we mentioned in the previous article
a) Follicle enhancer
Since follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) secreted by the anterior pituitary gland as resulting of secreting of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, low levels of GrNH in the women body may causes little secreting of FSH leading to low levels o f FSH and interfere with the ovulation as well as development of follicles that are vital for production of eggs from the ovaries.

b) Egg production
Beside helping the production of follicles, it also helps to improve the production of mature and assists mature egg extruding to the Fallopian tube that are vital for the women to conceive.
Women who undergoes the follicle stimulating hormone treatment is required to be monitored closely by their doctor.

III. Side effects
Study show that FSH medication increase the risk of menstrual change and amenorrhea including vagina bleeding and abnormal pain and cramps.

IV. Risks
a) Ectopic pregnancy as resulting of over production of mature eggs being extruded into the Fallopian tube or somewhere else.
b) Miscarriage as resulting of not enough progesterone to support the development of embryo
c) Ovarian cysts

Almost 100% of women who take these types of medication will ovulate, but not all women will get pregnant.

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