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  • 1. Luteinizing HormoneUnderstanding Luteinizing hormonehttp://lhhormone.orgSandra asks…How is the name luteinizing hormone appropriate for its function?HelpPregnancy Advisor’s answers:- luteinization is the process of formation of corpora lutea.- corpora lutea is a yellowish mass of progesterone-secreting endocrine tissue that formsimmediately after ovulation from the ruptured follicle in the ovary (its formation is induced byluteinizing hormone)- the literal meaning of corpus luteum is yellowish body (new latin) 1/6
  • 2. Laura asks…What happens to the Luteinizing Hormone level if fertilization?What happens to the Luteinizing Hormone level if fertilization is occurPregnancy Advisor’s answers:Nothing. The luteinizing hormone is what surges just before ovulation. It’s already subsidedafter you ovulate. What increases is progesterone. That is what will support a pregnancy untilthe placenta is mature enough to take over.HCG is the hormone that a pregnancy test looks for – not LH!Donna asks… 2/6
  • 3. What conditions effect the Luteinizing Hormone (LH)?Women who are ovulating have an LH surge when they are most fertile, but both men andwomen have the LH hormone in their bodies. What other conditions can cause an LH surge inthe body? such as medications or high sugar? Any other condition as well.Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Hithis will be of help…Lisa asks…What nutrients are required for the formation of luteinizinghormone and testosterone?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: 3/6
  • 4. Steroid based hormones typically form from cholesterol. I forgot the rest but mainly that is it.You shouldn’t need to do anything extra to have enough nutrients in your body to makehormones.Jenny asks…What does my Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizingresults mean?Okay, I just got my results back from my hormone test, and my results are as follow:FSH 0.93LH 4.12Can someone please help me interpret the results because I’m so confused about the values. Idon’t know if this is a good or bad.Thanks!P.SI have very irregular periods and my doctor said I might not be ovulating and I’m trying toconceive.Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: 4/6
  • 5. It really depends on where you are in your cycle . . . These levels vary whether you are on CD3/ towards the start of your cycle to CD21 towards the middle of the cycle and then the end ofyour cycle.FSH is follicle stimulating hormone – basically it gives you a good indication of your egg countand quality. LH is similar – also giving an indication of ovarian reserve . . . Along with anindication of whether or not you ovulated. They rise and fall with each other over the course ofyour cycle.I wouldn’t stress yourself out over the values – ovulation issues are usually very treatable – justtake it step by step with your doctor.Here are some links that you can research your values based on where you are in your cycle:http://women.webmd.com/luteinizing-hormone?page=2http://women.webmd.com/follicle-stimulating-hormone?page=2Good luck and baby dust!Linda asks…What can I do to Stimulate both my luteinizing hormone (LH) andfollicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)? 5/6
  • 6. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers: Why do u want to stimulate them..let your body do its own thing Powered by Yahoo! Answers Answering Your Questions on LH Surge http://LHSurge.org Luteinizing Hormone 6/6Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)