21 September, 2018

Relationship between Thyroid and Fertility

The thyroid gland refers to an endocrine gland in front of the neck that is responsible for producing thyroid hormones. These regulate your body’s metabolism. If your body’s hormones are imbalanced, it can have a negative impact on reproductive health, making it difficult to achieve a pregnancy.

Let’s a take a look at how thyroid and fertility are related:

  1. Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid leads to the production of too many hormones. If you have hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, it means your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones. According to research, it leads to hormone imbalance and infertility in both the cases.

  1. Low Levels of thyroid hormone

Inadequate or low levels of thyroid hormone can prevent ovulation or an egg from being released for fertilization. In the absence of an egg, conception may not occur.

  1. Underactive Thyroid

Apart from having difficulty conceiving, an underactive thyroid can pose challenges for carrying a pregnancy to full term. Women with hypothyroidism are more susceptible to miscarriages, compared to women with normal hormone levels.

  1. General Thyroid Disorders

In some cases, thyroid disorders can go undiagnosed, especially when a patient has unexplained infertility. This may happen due to stress or psychological issues, so it’s important for doctors to ask the right questions and conduct appropriate tests to check for thyroid disease as a factor. At KIMS Cuddles, our doctors perform hormonal testing to find it if thyroid may be one of the causes of infertility and arrive at the right treatment.


Doctors usually recommend a full thyroid evaluation in the following cases:

  • If you’re unable to conceive even after 1 year of trying, or if you are less than 35 and 6 months.
  • If you’ve had two or more miscarriages.
  • If you have irregular menstrual cycles.
  • If you have a family history of thyroid disorders.

Although there may be several reasons for a person to experience infertility, it is important to find out if thyroid is one of the contributing factors. Thyroid screening is recommended when there are symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Once underlying thyroid issues are treated with medication or diet, and hormones return to their optimal levels, it may improve fertility. In case this doesn’t happen, you may need to see a reproductive endocrinologist to see if there are any other factors due to which pregnancy has not occurred. Our experts at KIMS Cuddles can help you with the right treatment. Visit us to know more.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
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19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
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