Stress In PCOS and its Effects on Fertility Potential

  • August 30, 2019

Written by
Dr Himani Gupta
Consulting Gynecologist in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

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

THANK YOU

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