Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This condition is also known as an underactive thyroid. It can cause obesity, joint pain, and heart disease. Hypothyroidism can seriously affect every organ of a person. This also includes the reproductive system. Hypothyroidism can badly affect the fertility of a woman and man and can lead to infertility.

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Today in this article you will know in detail about the relationship between hypothyroidism and infertility -

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  1. The connection between hypothyroidism and infertility
  2. Treating fertility affected by hypothyroidism
  3. Hypothyroidism and pregnancy
  4. Takeaway
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If a woman has hypothyroidism, it can be difficult for a woman to conceive. The chances of becoming pregnant in women suffering from hypothyroidism are greatly reduced. These women may take longer to conceive.

Actually, in hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is not able to produce some essential hormones in sufficient quantity. In such a situation, when the production of thyroid hormone is less, then the egg is not released from the ovary. In this situation, fertility can be reduced. Understand in simple language, women with hypothyroidism are not able to ovulate on time, while it is necessary to ovulate to become pregnant.

Also, when a woman has hypothyroidism, she may have some autoimmune or pituitary disorders. These diseases can also reduce fertility.

Hypothyroidism can also affect the fertility of men. Libido starts decreasing in men with hypothyroidism. Along with this, the number and quality of sperm are also affected, which are necessary to make the female partner pregnant.

Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue in both men and women. When a man feels tired, it becomes difficult for him to have sex. When one is not able to have sex in the right and better way, it can be difficult to get pregnant.

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If a woman is facing infertility due to hypothyroidism, then it is necessary to treat hypothyroidism first to increase her fertility. Hypothyroidism can also be treated easily. When the thyroid level becomes normal, the woman may be able to become pregnant. A woman can conceive after 6 weeks of starting thyroid medication.

Another study found that taking thyroid medications can increase fertility and lead to pregnancy. When the thyroid level becomes normal, the risk of miscarriage after conception also decreases.

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Once a woman conceives, it becomes necessary to check thyroid hormones from time to time during the entire pregnancy. If necessary, the doctor can give some medicines to control TSH. It is necessary to check the thyroid during the entire pregnancy because due to a severe form of hypothyroidism, the woman may have to face miscarriage.

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If a woman is suffering from hypothyroidism and is trying to get pregnant, then she may have to face many complications. Due to hypothyroidism, women are not able to ovulate, in which case it becomes difficult to conceive. Therefore, if any woman has hypothyroidism, then it is necessary to get her treated immediately. Getting pregnant after hypothyroidism can help.

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