AustinWoman Magazine — The Infertility Dilemma

Dr. Simone Scumpia of Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology highlights the warning signs of malfunctioning hormones that can lead to infertility, July 2017

Today’s high-tech world is full of robotics, quantum computers and artificial intelligence, with new technology breakthroughs happening every day. Yet the complex systems within our own bodies are still more highly developed than any supercomputer out there.

The endocrine system is one of these: a tightly regulated biochemical process that involves our hormones and glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, testes and ovaries. For women who are trying to become pregnant, irregularities in this system can wreak havoc. A host of complications, from diabetes and fatigue—often caused by stress—to disorders such as congenital adrenal hypoplasia and polycystic ovarian syndrome, can interfere with the ability to conceive.

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