19 de February, 2024

Hypothyroidism and fertility

Hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, affects various functions of the body, including fertility. Although it can be an obstacle on the path to conception, understanding its impact and the treatment options available can offer hope to those who dream of starting a family.

What is Hypothyroidism?

The thyroid, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, plays a crucial role in the body's metabolism and hormonal balance. Hypothyroidism occurs when this gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, which can trigger a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, and changes in menstruation.

Diagnosis and treatment

The diagnosis of hypothyroidism is made through blood tests that measure levels of thyroid hormones and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). Standard treatment involves the administration of levothyroxine, a synthetic hormone that replaces or supplements the missing thyroid hormone, normalizing hormone levels.

Hypothyroidism and its effect on fertility

Hypothyroidism can affect fertility in several ways. In women, it can cause menstrual irregularities, infrequent or absent ovulation, and increase the risk of complications during pregnancy. In men, although less common, it can affect sperm quality and reduce libido.

Improving fertility with hypothyroidism

The good news is that proper treatment of hypothyroidism can significantly improve your chances of conceiving. Normalizing thyroid hormone levels with levothyroxine not only relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism but also improves ovulation and menstrual regularity, facilitating conception.

It is crucial to work closely with your doctor to adjust the necessary medication dosage and monitor hormone levels regularly, especially if you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant, as thyroid hormone needs may increase during pregnancy.

Hope on the horizon

The diagnosis of hypothyroidism does not mean giving up the dream of being a father or mother. With proper treatment and monitoring, many people with hypothyroidism can improve their fertility and have healthy pregnancies. The key is early diagnosis, effective treatment and constant monitoring.

In addition to medical treatment, leading a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise and stress reduction, can positively complement your treatment and improve your overall well-being, creating an optimal environment for conception.

Hypothyroidism is a challenge that can be overcome with the right support and the right treatment. If you are facing difficulties conceiving and have symptoms of hypothyroidism, it is important to seek medical advice. With determination, patience and care, the path to motherhood and fatherhood is possible, even with hypothyroidism.

At Ingenes, we understand how hypothyroidism can be an obstacle to your desire to have a baby. That's why we offer a comprehensive, personalized approach to fertility that includes:

  • Complete evaluation: Before starting any fertility treatment, we perform a thorough evaluation of your general health, including specific tests to detect hypothyroidism or other conditions that may affect fertility.
  • Personalized treatment: Based on your unique needs and the presence of hypothyroidism, we design a personalized treatment plan. This may include optimizing your thyroid hormone levels, as well as the assisted reproduction treatments most suitable for you.
  • Comprehensive support: We know that the path to motherhood can be emotionally challenging, especially when facing conditions like hypothyroidism. At Ingenes, we not only provide you with first-line medical assistance, but also emotional and psychological support for you and your partner.

Hope for future parents

A diagnosis of hypothyroidism does not mean that the dream of parenthood is out of reach. With the right thyroid treatment and expert fertility support that Ingenes offers, many couples have been able to overcome these challenges and welcome a new member to their family.

Ingenes is committed to providing you with not only advanced treatment options, but also hope and support every step of your journey. We are here to help you transform your life, guiding you on the path to the joy of having your baby at home.

Discover the best treatment for you at Ingenes

Our mission is to help you make an informed decision about your reproductive health, we'll create a fully personalized treatment for you, and make your dream come true.
Learn More
Permiso Cofepris: 133300201A1156
Dr. Felipe Camargo Cédula Profesional SEP: 4452501
©Todos los derechos reservados 2024. Instituto Ingenes, Fertilidad & Genética