What is Infertility

Hypothyroidism is one of the main causes of infertility in both men and women.

Infertility affects an estimated 186 million people worldwide, and 8-12% of reproductive age couples. Couples struggling with infertility and other thyroid symptoms should get their thyroid levels checked by a medical professional.

Infertility Is One Of Many Thyroid Symptoms

Infertility can be frustrating, and it has many causes. Women with hypothyroidism have difficulty becoming pregnant and those who do conceive have higher rates of spontaneous abortions, low birth weight babies and placental abruption.

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Infertility can be frustrating, and it has many causes. Women with hypothyroidism have difficulty becoming pregnant and those who do conceive have higher rates of spontaneous abortions, low birth weight babies and placental abruption.

Men with hypothyroidism may have less semen and sperm with decreased forward mobility caused by deformed heads and tails and lower mobility.

Thyroid symptoms such as infertility can be treated with medication and in many instances fertility is possible. If you are suffering with infertility or any other thyroid symptoms, it is a good idea to get your thyroid checked.

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

References

Inhorn, M.C., & Patrizio, P. (2015). Infertility around the globe: new thinking on gender, reproductive technologies and global movements in the 21st century. Human Reproduction Update, 21(4), pp. 411–426,https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmv016

Krassas, G.E., Poppe, K., & Glinoer, D. (2010). Thyroid Function and Human Reproductive Health Endocrine Reviews, 31(5):702–755. https://doi.org/10.1210/er.2009-0041

Kumar, A., Shekhar, S., Dhole, B. (2014). Thyroid and Male Reproduction. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 18(1), pp.23-31. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.126523

World Health Organization (2018). Sexual and Reproductive Health, Infertility Definitions and Terminology. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/infertility/definitions/en/

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