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How Thyroid Affects Your Fertility

How Thyroid Affects Your Fertility

Let’s start with understanding about thyroid. Thyroid is a small gland in your neck which produces thyroid hormones. It influences the the metabolic rate and protein synthesis of your body. The thyroid gland produces Thyroxine (T4) deiodinated mainly by the liver to its active form called Triiodothyronine (T3). T3 is also produced directly by the thyroid gland in small amounts. When you are suffering from thyroid disorder, your gland is either producing too much or little of these hormones which in turn causes changes to the metabolic rate of your body.

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There are several symptoms of this-

  • Weight loss or weight gain too quickly
  • Memory impairment
  • Migraine
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Majorly, irregular menstruation cycle

A study published in the year 2015 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, a well-known British journal, revealed that 2.3% of women with fertility issues have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and are more likely to experience delayed sexual maturity and lack of ovulation. In some cases, pregnancy itself leads to thyroid disorder which stays throughout the nine months or even after the baby is born.

Thorough research through years have revealed that one in eight women develops a thyroid disorder at some point in life. This also means that women are eight times more likely to suffer from thyroid than men. Therefore, it is extremely important to get your thyroid tests done every six months and ensure that you resort to natural ways to control thyroid from its early stage.

To know more about how you can keep your thyroid under control naturally, click here.

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