The female reproductive system is an extremely complex system. Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is a hormone released in the pituitary gland that plays a significant role in fertility, menopause and menstruation. Problems in any of these areas may mean a hormonal imbalance and high FSH levels. Lowering your FSH level with medications, Chinese herbs, stress reduction or acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms.
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Talk with your doctor about any medications you are taking that may affect your FSH levels. Birth control pills and medications such as cimetidine, clomiphene, digitalis and levodopa can all affect your results. Your doctor may have you stop certain medication for four weeks before testing.
Discuss your specific problems with a Chinese herbalist. An herbalist can personalise an herbal combination based on your body and symptoms. Chinese herbs have been shown to help in lowering high FSH levels.
Practice meditation or yoga to help reduce stress. Stress blocks blood flow and may raise FSH levels. Stretching and deep breathing will reduce toxins in the body and allow the blood to flow to the reproductive areas.
Schedule an appointment with a licensed acupuncturist. Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into different areas of the body to increase blood flow and release toxins, lowering FSH levels.
Stop smoking. Smoking has been shown to raise FSH levels and puts stress on the entire body. There are a variety of choices to help aid you in quitting, such as prescription medications, counselling, the patch or gum.
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