Thyroid and Infertility

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that plays an important role in metabolism & hormone production, Any disturbance of the thyroid hormones affects reproduction health.

How does thyroid disorder affect females’ fertility?

  • Thyroid & infertility have a complex relation. An imbalance of thyroid hormones

can lead: –

  1. Ovulation disorders.
  2. Irregular menses
  3. Trouble in conceiving
  4. Loss of libido
  5. Painful or heavy periods
  6. Miscarriages
  7. Premature birth

How does the Thyroid affect fertility?

Thyroid disorder also affects males, thyroid disorder effects causes:

  1. Reduce sperm count.
  2. Reduce Sperm motility
  3. Lower libido
  4. Difficulty in sustaining reaction.

These, thyroid disorders have a complex relationship with both female and male fertility

How thyroid affects assisted reproduction technique (IVF)

  1. It causes difficulty in fertilization of the egg
  2. It causes trouble in implantation
  3. It is a risk of miscarriage

    Thyroid disorder-induced infertility

  1. They are treating the thyroid disorder (hyperthyroidism or hyperthyroidism) is the 1st step in treatment.
  2. Fertility treatment is done according to the age of the patient, the extent of thyroid disorder, ovarian reserve, and the medical profile of the patient.
  3. Both IUI and IVF are potent treatment options for thyroid disorders.

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