June 25, 2022

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Excessive mental stress may keep women from getting pregnant

Excessive mental stress may keep women from getting pregnant



 

Excessive mental stress may keep women from getting pregnant.


In an experiment with female mice, exposure to screaming was associated with reduced egg counts.

About 6.7 million Americans experience infertility, about 1 in 8 couples.

There are many possible causes of infertility. However, a new study suggests that stress may be a factor in infertility.

 

Other factors that may affect a woman’s fertility:

  • age
  • Improper diet
  • smoking
  • excessive drinking
  • Sports Training
  • overweight
  • underweight
  • health problems that cause hormonal changes

 

 

Excessive mental stress may keep women from getting pregnant

 

 

Female mice exposed to screaming may have reduced ovarian reserve and fertility, according to a recent small animal study published in Endocrinology, the journal of the Endocrine Society.

The remaining reproductive potential in a woman’s two ovaries, based on the number and quality of eggs, is called the ovarian reserve. A woman is born with a limited number of eggs and her body is incapable of producing more eggs. The loss of normal reproductive potential of the ovaries due to a reduction in the number or quality of remaining eggs is known as diminished ovarian reserve.

 

Researchers used the scream model in rats to study the effect of stress on ovarian reserve. Female rats exposed to screaming had reduced ovarian reserve and decreased fertility. 

 

The researchers used the scream model to study the effect of stress on ovarian reserve in female rats.

They exposed female rats to screaming for 3 weeks and analyzed the effects on their sex hormones, egg number and quality, and their ability to conceive and have children after mating.

 

They found that screaming lowered estrogen and anti-Mullerian hormone levels in the rats.

Estrogen is a group of hormones that play an important role in growth and reproductive development, while anti-Mullerian hormone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that assists in the formation of reproductive organs. Screaming also reduces the number and quality of eggs in women, resulting in fewer litter sizes.

 

“Based on these findings, we believe that stress may be associated with a reduction in ovarian reserve, and it is important to determine the association between long-term stress and ovarian reserve, as doing so may expand our knowledge of the limitations of current clinical interventions and provide insights into ovarian reserve.

The reasons for the decline in reserves provide valuable insights.”

 

 

 

 

Excessive mental stress may keep women from getting pregnant

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