Hormones and Fertility – Know more on

Hormones are the chemical messengers in our body. They deliver messages from one cell to the other and control our body functions. Each cell in our body has a receptor site for a specific hormone. Just like a specific key fits into a specific lock in the same way a cell is genetically programmed to receive and respond to messages from certain hormones. This entire function is coordinated by the endocrine system. If this system is not working properly there is a hormonal imbalance in our body causing fertility problems in women.  


Hormones for Reproduction -


Estradiol – this hormone is produced by the follicles and corpus luteum in the ovaries. Estrogen is essential for healthy bone formation, maintenance of cholesterol levels and most importantly a healthy menstrual cycle. In males appropriate levels are required for sexual function otherwise may cause erectile dysfunction.

Progesterone- it is produced by the adrenal glands and the corpus luteum in the ovaries. It also helps in regulating the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is also needed for healthy libido and vital for conception and maintaining pregnancy. It helps in supporting a developing embryo. In males it helps to balance estrogen levels.

Luteinizing hormone- produced in the anterior pituitary gland is responsible for triggering ovulation. It works synergistically with FSH and stimulates other cells to produce testosterone. In males it acts upon cells in the testes and is responsible for testosterone production.

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) –this hormone regulates the body’s growth, development and maturation. It also helps in regulating the reproductive processes. In males it helps in signaling spermatogenesis.

Testosterone – this is in much lesser quantity in females than males. It helps in building bones and maintains a healthy sex drive. It is produced by the testicles in males and is vital for the development of testis, prostrate and secondary sexual characteristics.


Maintaining all these hormones in balance is vital for fertility. Any imbalance in any one hormone level can cause hormonal imbalance leading to infertility.

Signs and Symptoms of hormonal imbalance 

In Women

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Breast tenderness
  • PCOS
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods

In Men

  • Loss of libido
  • Infertility
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Prostate enlargement


Thus to sum it all up hormonal imbalance is an important factor in conceiving and maintaining pregnancy. If you are facing this problem or any other fertility issue you can take help from, reverse your infertility by Pregnancy Miracle.