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"Why do hormones help you get pregnant?"
Hormones stimulate egg maturation and ovulation.
With natural fertilization or insemination, hormones help increase woman's fertility at the optimal time. With the help of the hormone clomiphene z. For example, egg maturation is stimulated in the first half of the cycle and the body's response to it is promoted. Ovulation can be specifically triggered with an ovulation syringe. In this way we can determine exactly when sexual intercourse makes sense and when insemination treatment must be carried out.
Tablets (clomiphene, for about 5 days) or daily hormone injections, which the patient can administer to herself according to the appropriate instructions from the practice staff. With the help of multiple blood tests in the course of the cycle, we determine the hormone levels in the ovaries and check the egg cells' maturation (additional ultrasound measurement). Your doctors will determine the time for the ovulation-triggering injection.
Hormones help to develop several mature follicles at the same time
The chances of artificial insemination (with IVF or ICSI) increase if several mature follicles are available at the same time. With the help of endogenous hormones, so-called gonadotropins, we stimulate the growth of the follicles (follicles).
As with the aforementioned procedures, ovulation is triggered by an ovulation syringe at a time specified by a doctor. Immediately before ovulation, the egg cells contained therein are aspirated through a puncture of the follicles.
The hormones are given by self-injection under the skin. Our practice staff will show you how to do it. You can also inject yourself with the syringe that induces ovulation.
"Which hormones are used to treat fertility?"
Clomiphene - stimulates the production of endogenous hormones
Clomiphene simulates an estrogen deficiency in the body, which stimulates the ovaries to produce more hormones via the body's own control hormones (the gonadotropins LH and FSH). This leads to an improved growth of the follicles. Stimulation with clomiphene takes place between the 2nd and 5th day of the cycle. The woman takes 1-2 tablets a day for five days (the individual dosage is determined by a doctor). An ultrasound scan before ovulation checks whether several follicles have matured. In this way, the risk of a multiple pregnancy can be recognized in good time. Clomiphene is used to optimize the cycle for a naturally occurring pregnancy (sexual intercourse) or an insemination.
After a maximum of six cycles, treatment with clomiphene is discontinued. If no pregnancy has occurred during this period, an increase in the chances of pregnancy can no longer be expected. Therapy may then be continued with another procedure.
Gonadotropins - stimulate the maturation of the follicles
Gonadotropins are used when z. B. The response of the ovaries or uterine lining to stimulation with clomiphene was inadequate. Above all, Gondatropine help several egg cells to mature at the same time - which is necessary for artificial insemination with IVF or ICSI. The gonadotropins used in fertility treatment correspond in structure and effect to the body's own hormones LH and FSH. The dosage is determined by us for each patient individually and is based on the respective treatment goal and the clinical and laboratory findings.
Yellow bodies (progestins) build up the lining of the uterus
In the first few weeks of pregnancy, the luteal hormone stabilizes the pregnancy. The corpus luteum hormone is produced by the remains of the follicle remaining in the ovary. A lack of luteal hormones can often not be detected early enough in the laboratory. Therefore, in fertility treatment, the luteal phase after ovulation is supported as a preventive measure. For this, artificial, body-like corpus luteum hormones are introduced or injected through the vagina. Another possibility is to stimulate the body's own luteal hormone production with the hormone HCG.
Stimulation with hormones: yes or no?
In our practice, we use hormone stimulation only cautiously due to possible side effects or risks for the patient and the child. Thanks to the latest medical technology, we now need far fewer egg cells for successful treatment than in the past and can thus reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies. For health reasons, some patients cannot tolerate additional hormone therapy. That is why the hormones are only given individually and in constant coordination with your fertility specialist. In principle, however, it is possible to carry out all therapies with little or no use of hormones.
You can find more information on this under IVF-Naturelle®, a competence network to which we belong.
What if the body produces too many hormones on its own?
Some hormones support the cycle, others disrupt it massively. That is why we examine your hormone balance and thyroid gland and use medication to compensate for irregular hormone production.
Too many male hormones trigger the PCO syndrome.
Irregular women often have too many male hormones in their blood. This is most common in patients with so-called PCO syndrome (polycystic ovarian syndrome). An overproduction of male hormones disrupts the cycle and ensures that ovulation does not occur. The ovaries show an image with many small immature follicles on ultrasound. Hence the misleading name "polycystic". Between 5 and 10% of women of childbearing age suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, which manifests itself externally as increased hair growth or acne. In our therapy we lower the amount of male hormones and thus not only remedy the menstrual disorders, but also the associated stressful side effects.
Too many male hormones promote obesity and insulin resistance
Patients with too many male hormones tend to be overweight, which can trigger insulin resistance. The insulin resistance can later develop into diabetes mellitus. That means the body needs more insulin to get the sugar molecules into the cell. Since insulin has an indirect influence on the central control mechanisms of the ovaries, the excess insulin leads to menstrual disorders. In some cases it is necessary to correct the excess weight in order to have children. We will support you with medication to make it easier for you to lose weight.
Prolactin disrupts the cycle
Prolactin is released from the pituitary gland and is necessary, among other things, for milk production during breastfeeding. However, some patients also have an increased prolactin level outside of pregnancy and breastfeeding due to stress, medication (especially psychotropic drugs). In rare cases, a benign pituitary gland tumor is the cause. The result: menstrual cycle disorders that can, however, be corrected with medication.
An underactive thyroid puts pregnancy and the baby at risk
The thyroid, as an important control and immune system, can also become a disruptive factor for the cycle and pregnancy if it does not function properly. An underactive thyroid even endangers your baby's mental development! That is why we examine and correct the function of your thyroid gland before we start fertility treatment. The common autoimmune disease "Hashimoto" can also be determined with a thyroid examination. It can lead to miscarriage during pregnancy.
Diagnosis and therapy of hormonal causes
At the beginning of a successful hormone therapy there is a detailed diagnosis and consultation. You can arrange your first appointment now with just a few clicks.Arrange a first appointment
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