Anti-Müllerian hormone too low: This means it
What is the Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH)? Why it is mentioned in connection with fertility? And there is a way to raise the AMH levels? Read here shortly the most important facts.
What is the Anti-Müllerian hormone?
This is a hormone that is present in both men and women. Johannes Peter Müller discovered the so-called Mueller courses and later also the hormone that is produced in them. Reason for the name.
The Müllerian ducts are organic material which is applied in the embryo. Here the sexual differentiation takes place. Male embryos produce AMH and thereby the Müllerian ducts regress. AMH is then produced in the testicles. Female fetuses do not produce AMH. the uterus and fallopian tubes and the vagina is formed from the Mueller courses. Adult females produce AMH in the oocytes. And in those that grow.
When is the Anti-Müllerian hormone too low?
According to the latest state of research, there is a direct correlation between the level of AMH concentration in blood and the amount still maturing egg cells. Together with the FHS, the follicle-stimulating hormone and an ultrasound examination of the AMH levels tells you how long it will still take place conception.
However, it is in the result only a forecast and not a final diagnosis. For the test, different analysis methods are used. In addition, no uniform global policy for limits is available.
There is agreement as far as the fact that the Anti-Müllerian hormone is too low when the mirror under 1,6ng / l falls. then one speaks of a small reserve. If the result at 0.5 ng / l, the probability of a successful live through Invitrobefruchtung is very limited. Fertility centers keep such interference from a result value of less than 0.1 ng / l AMH impossible.
What to do if the Anti-Müllerian hormone is too low?
Influence the hormone can not be immediate. But by smoking and obesity, as well as hormonal contraceptives and other drugs, the production of AMH is adversely affected. With age, the mirror drops continuously toward menopause. But the concentration does not say anything about the quality of the eggs.
keeps asking for your doctor to see if he D supplementation with vitamin and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) useful. The levels of both hormones in women at high AMH levels are also high and there is a relationship described.