Common Hormone Treatment Options
Before, hormone treatment was used to ease menopausal symptoms and improve a woman’s health. But now it’s also being widely used to promote fertility among women. Here are some common types of drugs and hormone pills to get pregnant. Remember, these are to be taken only upon your doctor’s recommendation. Consult your doctor.
Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)
This is usually taken by women. Clomid is one of the most common fertility drugs. Hence, doctors are more likely to prescribe this for you.
When induced, Clomid increases the creation of follicle-stimulating hormones. It does this by tricking a woman’s body into thinking that her estrogen levels are low. This, in turn, causes the ovaries to produce more eggs. Doctors would normally prescribe 50mg of Clomid for 5 days. After a week, the female should expect ovulation, thus the chances of pregnancy increasing.
Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or gonadotropins are other effective drugs. They help the male or female boost their fertility.
This can increase the testosterone count in males, while it increases the ovaries’ production of eggs for females. It should also be noted that there is a higher risk for the female to be pregnant with multiples if she uses gonadotropin to boost her fertility.
Aromatase Inhibitors (AI)
AIs are another effective way of boosting fertility both in women and men. They are usually used to treat breast cancers. However, some studies show that they are also effective in inducing ovulation for women.