Decreasing your FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Levels

Decreasing your FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Levels

FSH or the Follicle Stimulating Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is found in women as well as men. It is an extremely important hormone especially when trying to get pregnant. In men it aids the growth of the sperm and in women it aids the growth of the eggs. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, if there are high levels of FSH in the body, it calls for concern. This is because women with increased FSH levels in their body will find it hard to conceive. In fact, studies have shown that 99% of such women will face problems.

What does increase in FSH levels mean?

You might think that FSH is useful and its elevated levels should mean that your body is doing well. However, that is not the case because increase in FSH levels indicates that the number of viable eggs in your ovaries or your ovarian reserve is low.

Know that the problem doesn’t lie in the levels of FSH. It lies in the reason why FSH levels are low. These levels are only an indication that there is something wrong with your body. When the number of viable eggs or your egg reservoir is on the verge of depletion or when the eggs are static and not viable, the body produces more FSH in an attempt to increase the ovarian reserve.

Thus, increase in FSH levels shows that you don’t have enough eggs in your ovaries. Lowering the levels of FSH directly will do you no good because the number of viable eggs will remain low and you still won’t be able to conceive.

Acupressure and acupuncture

Thus, you should try some methods that will increase the number of eggs and naturally decrease the FSH levels in your body. You can try different ways such as trying to increase in the blood flow in your ovaries so that they work better and produce an egg. If a viable egg that can be fertilized is produced, the levels of FSH will automatically go down. This can be done through acupressure and acupuncture.

Alter your lifestyle and diet

You can also alter your lifestyle and diet and hope that it helps because elevated FSH levels may also be because of these two reasons and may not be concerned with your ovarian reserve at all. You should thus watch what you eat and alter your lifestyle.

The foods that can increase FSH levels include refined carbohydrates, sugars, tobacco, and coffee. Too much off these can be harmful and you should thus avoid them as much as possible. There are numerous different supplements that you could have too such as blue-green algae, wheat grass, and royal jelly. These herbs are designed so they lower FSH levels.

Herbal remedies

There are also a few herbal remedies to go for. These herbal remedies will help sorting out hormonal imbalance and thus, affect you positively. However, before choosing any remedy you should consult the expert to first find out the reason behind elevated FSH levels and the options that you can choose to lower them.

Your doctor will address the issue in a better way and if your FSH levels are interfering with your chances of getting pregnant, your doctor will recommend a course of action to follow so that you conceive.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)