Stress In PCOS and its Effects on Fertility Potential

 

Stress In PCOS and its Effects on Fertility Potential.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or PCOD (Polycystic ovarian disorder) is a clinical situation of hormonal imbalance in young women of reproductive age group.

Its primary clinical presentation is menstrual irregularity and non- ovulation.

PCOS in general and its effect on ovulation can impair fertility.

Let us look at how stress in PCOS affects fertility.

Why PCOS causes Stress?

– Obesity

– Acne

– Hirsutism

– Difficulty in conceiving

– Constant reminder from doctor and relatives for lifestyle modifications

– Inability to find time and energy for exercising

– Food habits- very difficult to change and adapt

How does Stress Affect Fertility?

PCOS-

Chronic Stress Of Anovulation And Irregular Menses

Associated Factors:-

– Job

– Timings

– Family Support

– Junk Food

Leads to Release of Stress related hormones:-

– Adrenaline

– Catecholamines

– Corticosteroids

Inhibits release of Gonadotrophins hormones from Pituitary gland-

Leads to less secretion of sex hormones

Further Leads to:-

– Anovulation

– Less ovulation

– Poor Quality Ova

Associated Factors:-

– Poor Libido

WAYS TO OVERCOME STRESS:-

Exercise

For eg:

-Walking

-Jogging

-Swimming

Joyful Activities

Like- Dancing,

-Singing

-Art and Craft creativities

– Yoga

– Meditation

– Holiday

– Acupressure

– Foot reflexology

– Spa and Massage

– Subconscious Mind Training

– Visualization Techniques

– Attitude of Gratitude

– Break from Therapy for a few months

– Psychotherapy

– Pharmacotherapy –medicinal support

WILL REDUCED STRESS IMPROVE FERTILITY POTENTIAL?

– It is Scientifically proven fact that women who are relaxed and calm during the fertility treatment period stand higher chance of successful outcome.

CONCLUSION:-

– A mind full of positive energy will aid body in healing faster

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