Chronic Stress-Adrenal glands- Fertility
The adrenals play an important role in this function, especially when it comes to energy, reaction to daily stress and maintaining hormonal balance that keeps the body fertile. Supporting proper function of the adrenal glands is very important to managing stress on all levels, as well as maintaining hormonal balance for fertility
Person with a constant stressful state
At first, the adrenal glands are overworked, they are repeatedly stimulated by stressful situations
causing the constant release of Adrenalin and Cortisol.
– The presence of adrenalin, the hormone that is released by our
bodies during stressful times, signals to our body that conditions
are not ideal for conception.
– Adrenalin inhibits us from utilizing the hormone progesterone,
which is essential for fertility.
– It also causes the pituitary gland to release higher levels of
prolactin, which may contribute to infertility.
Research tells us that stress boosts levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, which inhibits the body’s main sex hormones GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) and subsequently suppresses ovulation, sexual activity and sperm count.
* Adrenal Fatigue Directly Affects the Thyroid
Repeated intense stress response may cause adrenal fatigue leading to hormonal imbalance
When our adrenals have a lot of stress placed on them, it puts our body into a state of catabolism. Catabolism is the break-down of our bodies; destructive metabolism. Over time the body will slow down the Thyroid as a protective measure.
The thyroid function is reliant on the adrenals.
Other endocrine glands are not being signaled to release their hormones and the entire communication of the endocrine system becomes broken.
* Signs Your Adrenals May Need Support
-Premature menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
-Poor egg health
-Worsening of PMS symptoms
-Anxiety or panic attacks
-Weight gain, cravings for carbs, salt, sugary foods in the evening
-Intolerance to cold
-High blood pressure (associated with overly exerted adrenal function)
-Low blood pressure (associated with underactive adrenal function)
-Lethargy, low energy, with feelings of being wired at the same time
-Irritability, short temper
-Frequent illness, longer recovery time from illness or injury
* Make a stress reduction plan
In order to support hormonal balance we must first consider the role each of our endocrine glands play. The adrenal glands support proper stress response. Without proper function of the adrenals, we cannot have healthy fertility, because the adrenals play a key role in hormonal balance. We must first support proper function of the adrenals through not only a nourishing diet and exercise plan, but through daily stress management skills
– Ayurvedic Medication & Panchakarma like snehan ( fertility massage), Nasya and Shirodhara
-Sleep- A good 8 hours a night of restful sleep is restorative for the
– Fertility Yoga
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