Inadequate hypothalamus function
Inadequate functioning of the
hypothalamus, resulting from poor feedback mechanisms or stress.
The hypothalamus is extremely sensitive to emotions as well as to
xenobiotics (chemicals that mimic hormones), which are derived from
plastic waste and hormone fed animals, and which may reduce
stimulation of the pituitary gland.
Genetic factors or tumours can also
affect hypothalamic-pituitary access.
Prolactin (from stress or
breastfeeding) also inhibits pituitary release of the Follicle
Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and prevents ovulation.
Slow oestrogen production through
Over production of cortisol
Stress causes adrenal over-stimulation,
and the result is the increased production of cortisol, the long-term
stress hormone, which uses up much-needed progesterone. The long-term
effect is low oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Too high/low progesterone level
Too low or too high a progesterone level
can result in cyst formation and endometrioses, PMS, breast tenderness
and painful periods. Too high a level may cause early ovulation with
ovum maturity, and too low a level may cause delayed ovulation and poor
ovum maturation as well as delayed periods.
Cervical cancer is the 2nd
most common cancer worldwide in women under 45 and the third leading
cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide after breast and lung
Cervical cancer develops in the cervix –
the low, narrow neck of the uterus that opens into the vagina. The
cervix protects your uterus.
The main cause of cervical cancer is a
virus called Human Papiloma Virus (HPV). The virus can be transmitted
during sex or even sometimes during intimate genital skin to skin
contact. Every woman risks catching the virus. Up to 80% of women will
be infected with some type of virus at some time in their lives. This
is why it is so important to have regular pap smear tests to detect
abnormalities. A pap smear test involves taking a swab of your cervix.
This involves a doctor, gynaecologist or nurse using a special brush
device to gently take a few cells from the surface of your cervix.
These are then examined under a microscope for possible early
abnormalities. Should abnormalities be found, you will quickly be
contacted and advised on further tests and possible treatment.
Low oestrogen levels
Low oestrogen levels will cause LH not to
trigger ovulation, without which no ovarian progesterone is produced.
When progesterone levels are too low, or there is poor tissue response
to progesterone, the endometrium remains immature and the result delayed
heavy and painful periods.
Blocked fallopian tubes due to
endometrioses, pelvic inflammatory disease or surgery
Physical problems with the uterine wall