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Can Thyroid Disease cause Infertility?

Posted by
 Dr. Batra’s™  July 7, 2020

Have you ever realized that thyroid diseases can have an impact on your fertility? Then know it does and solving thyroid problems before trying to conceive is more important than you think. Thyroid is a very important gland for fertility. Hormones are well regulated when the thyroid gland functions normally.

Thyroid diseases and Infertility

  1. Hyperthyroidism: When the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroid hormone the condition is termed as Hyperthyroidism . Hyperthyroid is 10 times more common in women than men. It can cause a woman to have difficulties not only in getting pregnant but also staying pregnant.

Infertility Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism for Women:

  • Loss of libido
  • Amenorrhea (absent Period)

Infertility Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism for Males

  • Loss of libido
  • Abnormal enlargement of mammary glands in Males
  • Feminization

2. Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone it is termed as Hypothyroidism .

Infertility Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism for Females:

  • Anovulatory cycles
  • Luteal Phase Defects
  • Hyperprolactaemia
  • Sex Hormone Imbalance

Infertility Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Males:

  • Reduced sperm volume and motility
  • Low Libido
  • Erection problems

Hence untreated or poorly treated thyroid disease may cause serious complications for pregnancy. In mother’s it can cause; anaemia, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, placenta detachment from wall of uterus pre-term and in babies born to mother with thyroid diseases could present with; preterm birth, low birth weight, thyroid problems in baby, still birth, birth defects.

Homoeopathy for Thyroid Disease and Infertility

Homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism aims at treating a thyroid patient as a person having the ailment and not just the disease in isolation.

Homoeopathy suggests that illness often develop owing to lowered resistance, or compromised immune function. Homoeopathic medicines add zest to our immune mechanism. In other words, they gently propel the power of our immune system to scour the illness from its roots.

Homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism helps to produce thyroid hormone naturally by stimulating the immune system and helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism work by stimulating the body’s own healing capacity by encouraging the body to reactivate hormone secretions.

Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like thyroid problems which is very effectively treated with homeopathy.

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) have known side-effects like itching, mild muscle or joint pains, swelling or hairloss. Homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism is free from any side-effects, hence a good option for treating thyroid disease and infertility.

Do It Yourself

Regular exercise and a high fibre diet often help in maintaining thyroid function and preventing constipation.

Have regular check-ups and pay attention to your symptoms. Report changes, if any, to your doctor.

Supplemental vitamin/ mineral combinations should be taken under supervision.

Caffeinated drinks and dairy products should be avoided.

Drink adequate water to prevent dryness of skin and hair.

Consume fruits, dry fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes in adequate amounts which will help combat nutritional deficiency and is required food for hair.