Common Causes of Ovulation Problems
The Most Common Causes of Ovulation Problems
There are different causes of ovulation problems.
The most common cause of ovulation problems is polycystic ovarian syndrome. However, there are also other causes of ovulation problems, such as early menopause, thyroid problems, a dysfunction of the pituitary gland, and even certain medications.
In this article, we describe the most common causes and treatments.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
By far the most common cause of ovulation problems is polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. In fact, PCOS is responsible for ovulation problems in about 80% of cases.
Women with PCOS have irregular periods and very often also experience weight gain as well as skin problems, most commonly excessive hair growth and acne. In addition, PCOS is also associated with two major health problems: diabetes and high blood pressure. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome are at an increased risk of having these two diseases.
Fortunately, polycystic ovarian syndrome is easy to treat. For women with PCOS who are trying to fall pregnant, the treatment involves restoring ovulation. There are also other approaches for women who are not trying to conceive.
The starting point is always weight loss. Every kilogram lost helps and even just losing two or three kilograms will make a difference.
The next step is medication taken in tablet form. The most commonly known is Clomid, although a newer drug which is called Letrozole or Femara is now the preferred treatment for PCOS. The tablets stimulate the pituitary gland … Read the rest