Which is the leading reason of female infertility?
More than 25% of cases of infertility fall in the category of ovulatory disorders. Ovulatory disorders, like irregular ovulation or a complete lack of ovulation (anovulation), are usually due to a hormonal imbalance. Too much prolactin, a milk-producing hormone that suppresses ovulation, or too many androgens (produced mostly by the ovaries and adrenal glands), are considered major reasons behind ovarian dysfunction. The imbalance of any of these types of hormone may lead to ovulatory dysfunction such that eggs do not develop properly or are not released from the follicles of the ovaries. (more…)