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Hashimoto’s and fertility. I’m gonna have to try to keep this one short, because I could go off on this one for a long long time. So we’re, not going to get into chemical pathways and things of that nature, but Hashimoto’s does affect fertility, one of the biggest things that one of the biggest connections in fertility.
I think with Hashimoto’s. Is it has a connection to polycystic ovarian syndrome? They’ve done Studies on young gals, who are 12 11, 13, 14 years old and and and who had cysts, and they gave my red medication and her sis when towei okay.
So I again when I said I have to keep this real, like not go through all the chemical pathways. There are pathways that involve the adrenal glands and blood stirrer manipulation that are secondary to Hashimoto’s that ultimately create these cysts people get polycystic ovarian disease, probably understand, or those of you who don’t know is the cause of some.
Some studies estimate 50 percent of the of infertility in this country, so so that’s, a big cross talk connection between a thyroid and the ovaries, but just in general Hashimoto’s. Thyroiditis is a hypo thyroid condition and hypothyroid conditions.
Slow everything down so it just it just slows everything down so slows down your ability to make eggs. It slows down your ability to pop those eggs out. You can’t, get the egg out no cycle, no baby, so Hashimoto’s works at it.
From that perspective, it’s. You know you can have. I have a lot of women who come in here and they’re on hormone replacement therapy for their estrogen and all centers thyroid starts getting better, and – and now you know there are – they have to go down on their hormone replacement therapy, because because Now they’re starting to make more estrogen and, and they’re, making too much and they’re, getting all kinds of symptoms of too much estrogen.
They’re, getting heavy periods and stuff like that. So it has a direct direct effect on estrogen metabolism. It has a direct effect on progesterone metabolism now in a little different way, so progesterone so estrogen.
You know you make the yeah. You have the baby. You are you’ve already made the heck. You came with the eggs, but yet the egg is now made viable. It’s, it’s, it’s. You know it’s made so that it can be expelled and the follicle can can be coming at can can can get into the uterus that’s.
Estrogen, okay, estrogen does all that, but for gesture on makes the uterus so that the follicles stick, and so that it will hold okay and and progesterone has a very interesting relationship with thyroid hormone thyroid hormone will sensitize the receptor sites on the cells? Okay, so that the progesterone gets in there better and if there, so, if you have hypothyroid and you’re, not producing enough thyroid hormone or you’re, not converting enough hybrid, you thought thyroid hormone from t4 to t3.
Then then, you’re, not going to have your thyroid hormone sensitizing, the progesterone. So maybe so maybe you conceived, but then you can’t, carry it to term and and you have miscarriages and women who have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism, I think, are four times more likely to miscarry and then another thing relative To thyroid hormone is when, when thyroid hormone decreases, okay hi red hormone is under the auspices of your pituitary gland thyroid glands.
How’s, your thyroid? What to do, and and so they have a very close relationship and if, when we get a decreased ism, particularly the most common one, which is Hashimoto’s, inflammation can affect the pituitary gland and it happens mostly during Hashimoto’s.
But it can happen during a pure hypothyroid and then you make and then you make too much. Prolactin prolactin is the hormone that gives you breast milk, okay and when you start making breast milk, it kinda tells your your whole female hormonal system to stop because you’re saying no.
I think you got a kid. So you don’t need to like you know they like be having cycles and stuff like that, and so from that perspective, thyroid interferes with fertility also, and there’s, one indirect topic.
I think that would be relevant and that’s, birth control pills. I just had somebody that I spoke to yesterday, who’s, been on birth control pills for 20 years, so that kind of alters the case a little bit, because birth control pills are birth.
Control, estrogen is particularly creams, but it happens with pills. Usually it builds up. Estrogen builds up. Okay, that’s. What it does. It builds up things. It builds up your uterus, but it also builds up in your system.
It needs to be cleared by your liver. It needs to be cleared by your intestines. You need to you need to not be constipated. The estrogen gets into a lot of different places and then, if it doesn’t get cleared out the excess estrogen from the pills from the creams, the xxm doesn’t, get cleared out.
It kind of Gunks up, like I just said it kind of, comes off the liver, and then that alters a number of things and one of the things it alters is what’s called thyroid hormone, binding globulin that’s, a fancy Name for a protein that, when your thyroid makes thyroid hormone, it attaches to a protein like a think of it as being like a taxicab that takes your your hormone to where it needs to be, and it needs to be either in the liver or it needs To be in things or needs to be in the cell, so that it can be converted into an active hormone, well that that those that sex, hormone-binding globulin starts becoming like it increases them, and so when it increases them, you start having so much so much hormone.
That attaches to those that you don’t have enough hormone flying around to go into your cells, and now you have another. Now you have not enough action in in your physiology or your metabolism Goes Down and then all the things happen that we talked about when I said hypothyroid just slows everything down and it slows your estrogen down.
So it’s, so you might be getting you might be, taking the hormone therapy and getting all kinds of estrogen low, estrogen sensitives, even though you’re taking it because it’s affecting your it’s Affecting the ability of your thyroid to work properly or to convert hormones properly so that they weren’t properly, I mean the bottom line is: is: is that thyroid has a massive effect on your female hormones? When, when I have a case like delay with it with with a lady, then I spoke to yesterday and the primary observation or the primary desire is, is I want to get my hormones under control before you get the hormones? You got to clear out the liver.
You’re, going to clear out the gallbladder. You got to clear out the gut. You got to get the blood sugar right. You got to get Persons essential fatty acids right because they also sensitize those receptor sites, and if that doesn’t work, then you have it and and if that doesn’t work, you have to look at the thyroid by that time, Because thyroids a hormone issue too, so you have to look at all of those things for the thyroid, but you’ll.
Do the thyroid first before you’ll, do the anything to the female hormones for all of the reasons that I just got done talking about so yeah. It has a huge effect on infertility, Hashimoto’s Duss and again just the PCOS is considered just that connection is considered to be responsible for 40 50 percent of miscarriages in this country.
So I hope that answers it in in a relatively 6/6 period of time here. So all right, seeing a couple days with another, hopefully interesting topic, you