Clomid (Clomiphene) is a medication that is used to correct some hormonal imbalances that may occur in women who suffer from infertility or women who are about to undergo an in vitro fertilization procedure to become pregnant. Clomid has helped numerous women to correct their hormonal balance and become mothers, especially those who have low levels of sexual hormones and fertility deficiencies. Clomiphene is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM), which means that the medication blocks the receptors that binds the sexual hormone estrogen, which is important in a series of physiological events that facilitate fertility and pregnancy. Clomiphene influences the female sexual physiology to enable women to enjoy the experience of motherhood, if natural ways to become pregnant have not been associated with noticeable results.
How does Clomid (Clomiphene) work to enhance the fertility of a woman or achieve the ovarian stimulation necessary for a normal pregnancy?
The females sexual hormones estrogen and progesterone are vital when it comes to fertility and pregnancy, and low levels of these hormones are usually associated with infertility. The production of these hormones is controlled by the pituitary gland through hormones such as the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which directly influence the ovaries to produce precise amounts of estrogen and progesterone at the right time of the female menstrual cycle. An insufficient stimulation of the ovaries may be associated with a estrogen or progesterone deficiency, which makes pregnancy very difficult or almost impossible. The ovarian stimulating hormones FSH and LD are controlled by a region of the brain called hypothalamus, which contains estrogen receptors that detect the concentration of estrogen in the blood and react to excessively low or high amounts. When the estrogen receptor is poorly stimulated through low amounts of estrogen, the hypothalamus reacts by producing the Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce FSH and LH, which in turn stimulate the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone for a normal fertility. Women who suffer from fertility problems may have their hormone controlling centers working in a deficient manner, which can be corrected through Clomid administration. Clomid blocks the estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus, and thus this brain center is stimulated to produce a higher amount of GnRH to enhance the blood estrogen levels, which results in ovarian hyperstimulation and causes an ovulation. Women with infertility or those who are preparing for an in vitro fertilization are administered Clomid to stimulate their ovaries to produce sexual hormones, which usually results in an ovulation.
Consult with your doctor if you experience side effects such as hot flashes, abdominal disturbances, or transient vision changes.