5 Hidden Causes of Infertility

Date:2018-12-08 click:0

Here are the list of five subtle and poorly understood causes of male or female infertility:


1. The psychological Factors
2. The Liver and thyroid gland Issues
3. Too much tissue acidification
4. Ignoring the Nutrition factor
5. Infertility can be Spiritual We will treat them one by one as space and time allows.


Mechanism of Psychological Cause of Infertility


The psychology of conception: Your psyche is made up of your mind (center), your will and emotion. The mind is the man and where the mind goes, the man follows. A woman is a bundle of emotions, mood and mind. The brain controls everything including signalling the body to produce or reproduce. The brain or intellect does it through hormones or chemical messengers. We now know about the connection called the psychoneuroendocrinology. This is a fancy way of saying that our psychology controls our brain wiring which in turn controls our hormones released through our circulation.


The hormones tells our body what to do including process that trigger reproduction. This is where the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis kick in. I will elaborate on this in a minute.


The mind, mood and hormones work through a cascade of checks and balances called the feed-back mechanisms. The hypothalamus is the midbrain containing the emotional brain called the limbic system. The hypothalamus secrets a hormone called the gonadotropin releasing hormone which in turn stimulate the pituitary gland at the base of the brain to secrete follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH are called gonadotropins because the stimulate the gonads (ovary and testis) to produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Estrogen helps in the maturation of the eggs in the ovaries. LH surge signals the release of mature eggs. While progesterone preserves and sustains pregnancy if fertilization occurs in the female. In the male, FSH stimulates the testicles to produce testosterone which stimulates the testes to produce and mature spermatozoa within 90 days. LH helps to release mature sperms from the testicles.


Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands. Endocrine or ductless glands as the name implies don’t have secretory ducts; as such they secrete their contents directly into the blood stream. Know that sex hormones in particular and hormones in general are chemical messengers that signal the body to do something. They turn switches off or on at the cellular level. Their delicate balance can switch off fertility. The imbalance of hormones themselves can create emotional upheavals and mood swings which in turn affect fertility or infertility.