Can Imbalanced Hormones Impact My Fertility?

Hormonal imbalances can impact many aspects of your quality of life, including mood, cholesterol, weight, and physical health. Could a hormonal imbalance impact your fertility? It most certainly can. In this blog post, we will share how hormonal imbalances can impact fertility and what steps you can take for optimal reproductive health!

Hormonal imbalances and fertility at a glance

Did you know that hormonal imbalances are the leading cause of infertility in women? 

While this statistic may seem shocking, it is a devastatingly true reality for many women during their fertility journey. The proper balance of hormones in the body is essential for the efficiency of reproductive cycles, such as the ovulation process in women and the overall system of conception. Disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anovulation can result from hormonal imbalances in women. However, this issue does not just adversely impact women’s reproductive health. Men may also experience hormonal disorders that can impact their fertility, such as lower-than-normal testosterone levels. 

How hormones impact fertility

Hormones play a crucial role in female reproduction, especially the hormones that control the menstrual cycle. For pregnancy to occur, several things need to happen. To start, hormones must signal and regulate the growth of an egg within an ovary. Next, the newly formed egg is released into the fallopian tube. Then, the uterine lining thickens to make it easier for implantation. If the newly released egg is fertilized by sperm (which is also regulated by hormones within the male body), the resulting embryo will travel to the uterus for implantation. An absence or irregular quantity of one or more hormones can delay or prevent any of the above processes from occurring, making the fertility journey extremely difficult. 

In addition to this, hormonal imbalances such as anovulation, PCOS, and hyperprolactinemia can result in infrequent or absent ovulation, thus complicating one’s ability to conceive. 

Hormone testing for fertility in Oregon

Hormone testing can reveal abundant important information about your health and fertility. Our hormone specialists will review the tests with you in detail to help create a personalized plan that drives better, faster results.

All OnePeak Medical clinics provide onsite blood draws and laboratory testing for optimal convenience.

Nutrient injections for fertility in Oregon

If you want to increase your chances of conceiving naturally, OnePeak Medical offers a nutrient injection that can help. The Fountain of Fertility nutrient injection provides the essential vitamins and nutrients to ensure your body is prepared for the fertility journey ahead. The ingredients of this nutrient injection include Methylcobalamin (B12), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, and Biotin (B7). This injection can increase fertility chances in both men and women and improve egg quality and quantity, promote sperm count and mobility, aid in detoxification, and support the health of the hair, skin, and nails. 

OnePeak Medical has locations throughout Oregon where you can meet with one of our practitioners to discuss your fertility journey. We prioritize wellness in our practice and work with our patients to create a wellness plan tailored to the individual’s unique needs. If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our functional medicine providers, please book an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you and participating in your fertility process.

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