Is There a Link Between Gut Microbiota and Infertility? |

Find Out If There is a Link Between Gut Microbiota and Infertility

In support of PCOS Awareness Month, we explore whether there's a link between the two

Posted on

15 September 2019

Last updated on 16 September 2019
In support of PCOS Awareness Month…

PCOS is characterized by a state of inflammation and insulin resistance.

Recent studies have supported the role of the gut microbiota in the development of PCOS. Disturbances in gut bacterial flora from a poor diet are associated with an increase in gut permeability and passage of colonic bacteria into systemic circulation; resulting in activation of the immune system.

This interferes with insulin function in the body and reproductive hormonal levels. Increased insulin level stimulates further the production of androgen hormone in the ovaries, which in turn impairs the normal functioning of the ovaries and menstrual regularity and hence possibly one of the factors of infertility.

SEE ALSO: Dealing with PCOS in the Middle East

Ms. Ayla Coussa

Authored by Ms. Ayla Coussa
Clinical Dietitian
Fakih IVF Fertility Center

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