Hormonal Imbalance and it’s impact in conception


One thing you are sure to notice about me is my alopecia. I tried so hard to ensure my hair grows back again, and I finally got a hair spray that was basically applying male hormones on my scalp. I got it just after my wedding, but was not ready for what was to follow.

My periods became irregular, and I waited desperately to miss my period for months, but it never ceased to show up. Then I started to think of why my period would change. I told my husband that I felt the hair spray was causing hormonal imbalance and he just laughed at me. I later got pregnant a month after I stopped using the hair spray. Im not so certain it was the hairspray though. LOL 😂 I already had alopecia at a young age, so it may have been there all along!

A friend also had hormonal imbalance which she found out after a year of trying to conceive. Thankfully, she got treatment on time and now is expecting her second child.

Most women trying to conceive do not get medical opinions and would rather leave it to fate to decide when they would get pregnant. Where I come from, it is easy to frustrate such women and even tag them as “men” because they haven’t been able to conceive. I’m hoping that through this article today, I’ll educate someone on how to help or support someone trying to conceive.

What then is hormonal imbalance? I’ll start by talking about hormones. Hormones are like messagers in our system that are responsible for triggering responses like our health, growth and even metabolism. Hormones also play a vital role in reproduction

Hormones are produced in endocrine glands, each one having its own function. It’s just like cooking a meal where everything is in its right proportion. Too much of salt will affect the final taste of your food. Likewise our hormones, too much testosterone will affect our system and too much estrogen also has its implications.

Imbalanced hormones can affect a woman’s ability to conceive and even affect her overall features such as body weight and hair volume. Here are some other symptoms of hormonal imbalances:

  1. Irregular menstrual cycles
  2. Changes in libido
  3. Mood swings and irritability
  4. Fatigue and low energy levels
  5. Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  6. Acne or skin issues
  7. Hair loss or excessive hair growth
  8. Sleep disturbances
  9. Digestive problems
    10 Hot flashes or night sweats

If you notice any of the above symptoms, please visit a doctor for proper evaluation and don’t live every to chance. There are things that a single medication can handle. Knowledge is power and I hope this piece of information helps someone.

I sincerely hope that women do not have to go through the torture they recieve from people’s comments when they are trying to concieve. We all should show more kindness and compassion to people.

Thank you for reading.

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