Today, in the XXI century, the vast majority of women are unaware of the term “ovarian reserve”And much less the determining role it plays when it comes to getting pregnant. Only those who start fertility treatment are faced with the haunting phrase: “Your ovarian reserve is low ".
Let's start by explaining that the ovarian reserve is an indicator of the eggs that we have available in the ovaries. We have this reserve from birth and it decreases and decreases in quality as we get older..
Through a transvaginal ultrasound at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, we can make a count of the follicles that each ovary contains and together with a blood test, we will know the hormonal levels antimüllerian hormone (AMH), that releases the ovarian follicle itself, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which releases the pituitary gland and works to activate the ovaries. These hormones are related to the process of egg development.
It is considered that ovarian reserve is low if the count is equal to or less than 4 oocytes per ovary, o de 7 total (adding those of both ovaries) and with low levels of the hormone AMH at a level below 1 ng / ml.
Improve ovarian reserve
Age is a fundamental factor in ovarian reserve, but they also directly affect: oncological treatments, stress, the obesity, toxic agents such as tobacco and alcohol ... that is, everything that is far from a healthy life both physically and mentally, can significantly lower our ovarian reserve.
It's time to take care of ourselves more than ever!