Experts at Fakih IVF break down why Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is important for fertility
28 July 2019| Last updated on 28 July 2019
If you are having difficulty with conception as it can be a trying time for any woman or couple, it is natural for their stress levels to rise.
Sadly, stress levels also inhibit proper GH secretion. Therefore, it is very much important for you and your partner to keep calm and relax physically and emotionally during this phase.
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is…
A special hormone produced by our body and it plays a vital role in cell reproduction, tissue regeneration and in stimulating new cell development in us. It has several medical uses including treating growth disorders and infertility in both men and women. Growth hormone has shown proven results in fertility treatment.
HGH and Ovarian Production
The application of HGH in combination with other hormones has been proven to stimulate your ovaries for producing viable eggs. Human growth hormone works well in combination with other hormones that help in converting the androgen to estrogen in your body.
Human growth hormone, in conjunction with hormones like IGF-1 and IGF-2, works to stimulate the maturation of ovarian follicles into viable eggs. Human growth hormone also helps in dealing with apoptosis that occurs to discard the unneeded eggs during the menstrual cycle.
According to the researches, a combination of growth hormone with certain substances like menotropin or the hormone chronic gonadotropin is an essential method of improving follicle growth in the ovaries. It is an effective therapeutic approach that has been tested for women suffering from hypogonadism. There is an increase in the success rate of fertility treatments due to the involvement of these hormones.
By administering GH to women who are poor responders, we may be able to minimize the effect that age has on the outcomes of ART and pregnancy rates. In studies of GH supplementation, it appears that pregnancy rates increase as well as live birth rates in women who are of advanced maternal age (greater than 35).
HGH effect on Sperm
Sperm counts are affected in a lot of ways and can cause infertility and low sex drive. Studies have shown that HGH affects sperm count positively and in addition to sperm count, HGH can help you out by stimulating the pituitary gland in your brain, so that you can help your cells, muscles, and bones grow.
GH, used as adjuvant therapy, induces spermatogenesis in non-responder patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, who are not responding to gonadotropin or pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) therapy. GH has an important physiological role to play in spermatogenesis and male fertility and it promotes the early development of spermatogonia and ensures complete maturation as well.
Growth hormone (GH) has been used in the management of both male and female, however, it cannot be recommended indiscriminately in every patient undergoing ovarian stimulation or assisted reproductive technology.