Category: Hormones

2 Posts

  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Behind Your Missing Menses

    August 30, 2020Zoya Ali

    Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is when your menstrual cycle and ovulation are interrupted due to the influence of the hypothalamus gland, located in the brain. It is a commonly occurring condition in women with eating disorders,athletes or dancers or those with a low body mass index (BMI). What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea? The hypothalamus is a small region of the brain that plays a crucial role in many important functions, including the…

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  • Thyroid: The conductor of your hormonal orchestra

    May 21, 2020Hertility

    How can your thyroid be affecting your fertility? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your throat.  It plays a crucial role in influencing metabolism, temperature, growth, and development, via the production of thyroid hormones. The main thyroid hormones are thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Whilst many are aware that the imbalance of these hormones could cause changes in weight and mood,…

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