The most effective ways for treating ovulation disorder
Ovulation disorder usually denotes no menstrual cycle or erratic and irregular menstruation. An ovulation disorder signifies infertility. The woman is not able to get pregnant as her ovaries are malfunction and not producing the mature oocyte for fertilisation.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common ovarian disorder. It is no longer an unheard of medical term and now most people are quite familiar with it as many young girls seem to be suffering from this problem.
Ovulation disorder is caused when the luteinizing hormone (LH) and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) are not being produced as required by the body. The treatment for this condition is to externally take fertility drugs to ensure their adequate supply in the body to carry out the functions they are supposed to. These drugs can be taken in an oral form or as injections.
Clomiphene citrate: This is sold under the name of Clomid or Serophene. This oral medication is taken for 5 days to induce ovulation. For most of the ovulation disorder problems clomiphene helps and the menstrual bleeding commences from the 5 or 10 day of stopping the medication. Clomiphene is especially helpful for those women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Disease.
Clomiphene has side effects such as bloating, nausea, headaches and hot flashes. Clomiphene is not used to induce pregnancy as it is known to cause birth defects. The use of Clomiphene is solely to regulate the functioning of the ovaries and stimulate the follicles.
Letrozole: This is used for breast cancer treatment in older women post menopause. It has been found that Letrozole triggers ovulation. Letrozole is especially effective in obese women who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is more effective than clomiphene. Women who are excessively thin also respond better to Letrozole to trigger ovulation. Letrozole has fewer side effects such as fatigue and feeling lighted headed or dizzy. Letrozole can cause birth defects and hence is only recommended for use after pregnancy.
Human Gonadotropins: This is used to stimulate the follicles in the ovaries to ovulate. It is an intramuscular injection and has a high success rate with triggering ovulation. Human Gonadotropins is comparatively expensive and has side effects such as Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome. For this reason when it is given to a patient the patient needs to be monitored. The possibility to multiple births increase with the Human Gonadotropins.
Gonadorelin Acetate: This is the synthetic version of the gonadotropin releasing hormone and is given intravenously. It does not pose the risk of OHSS for patients and is a much safer choice as it acts naturally by stimulating the pituitary gland. This drug is not available in many countries including the US.
Dopamine agonist: For infertility caused because of the high levels of prolactin, a dopamine agonist is the best drug. Bromocriptine and Cabergoline are two names under which it is sold. This prevents the body from producing prolactin.
Getting pregnant with an ovulation disorder needs to be done under medical supervision. To regulate the production of FSH and LH in the body you need to take one of the above under the supervision of your doctor who may also recommend constant monitoring for dangerous side effects.
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