ABSENCE OF OVULATION
Causes of an absence of ovulation (anovulation):
There are several possible causes of ovulation disorder, which may occur immediately or appear later. It is :
-Hormonal or chemical imbalance, the most common cause (this represents 70% of cases)
Secreted hormones are insufficient or too abundant. Ovulation is impaired or non-existent and the rules are disrupted. Hormonal imbalances of the brain glands are mainly observed: the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Sometimes they do not secrete enough or not enough hormones essential for ovulation. In these cases, there is a greater than normal production of male hormones (testosterone, DHA). This disorder can be manifested by problems of hyperpilosity.
-Cushing’s syndrome (excessive production of cortisol), diabetes or hypothyroidism can disrupt the functioning of the ovaries and cause anovulation.
-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
In this hormonal disorder, the woman has too many follicles (more than 10 to 15 on each ovary) compared to the average. There is none that matures during the menstrual cycle. There is no ovulation, or poor quality or very irregular
Obesity or anorexia can unbalance hormonal levels, and lead to anovulation.