FSH and Ovarian Reserve
A baseline FSH blood test on day 3 of the menstrual cycle gives an overall indication of the 'ovarian reserve', which is the capacity of the ovary to provides eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a healthy pregnancy. FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) is a hormone secreted by your pituitary gland in your brain in response to low estrogen levels. Whilst these levels naturally fluctuate, high FSH levels can indicate a perimenopausal or menopausal state.
Elevated FSH generally represents a reduced egg supply and it may also reflect a compromise of egg quality. Generally FSH levels are expected to be below 10 miu/ml in women with reproductive potential (levels of 10-15 miu/ml are considered borderline). Many fertility clinics require that FSH levels are below a certain level (usually 11 or 12) as a pre-requisite for IVF treatment.Acupuncture and High FSH Testimonial
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The London Acupuncture Space has undergone extensive training in Fertility Acupuncture and Obstetrics Acupuncture at the Royal College of Physicians in London and at the reknowned Zita West Fertility Clinic.