- Luteinizing hormone – what is it?
- What hormone levels are normal for a woman?
- What does the increase in luteinizing hormone in
- Luteinizing hormone lowered: what is the reason?
- Recommendations for taking a test for hormones
Luteinizing hormone, the rate in women depends on age and
The menstrual cycle is produced by the pituitary cells. From his
development depends largely on the health of a woman: her intimate life,
attraction, the ability to make a child.
Luteinizing hormone – what is it?
Lg: what is it? Luteinizing hormone or lutropin, also known as LH
(Lh) is an active substance that enters the blood due to
pituitary gland. For the production of a substance is responsible for its front share.
The hormone itself is a complex protein structure.
For the female and male body, the hormone is equally important: it
responsible for reproducing offspring, that is, for reproductive
ability to. Thanks to its abilities, LH controls
the activity of the sex glands. His task also includes
activity the production of substances such as progesterone and
For women, LH is important, as under its influence growth occurs and
maturation of the egg. With its deficiency the likelihood of fertilization
reduced to a minimum. Lutein-stimulating hormone in the male body
stimulates the formation of sperm, is responsible for their
Low hormone production is indicated by a lack of libido.
women, as well as the occurrence of impotence in men.
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What hormone levels are normal for a woman?
Luteotropin (another hormone name) does not always have the same and
the same indicators of the norm. So its quantity changes when
pregnancy (decreases). In certain phases of the menstrual
cycle hormone concentration also varies. Representatives
strong sex hormone amount during life remains
stable: changes occur only in the period of sexual
If the patient is healthy, the results of the blood test should
show these numbers:
|Age of the patient||Limits of the norm (honey / l)|
|From birth to year||0.7|
|From year to 4 years||0.8-2|
|From 10 years to 14 years||0.5-4.6|
|From 14 to 16 years (adolescence)||0.4-16|
|40 years and older (menopause period)||Not more than 53|
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There are other data that provide indicators
hormone by age (table below):
|Number of years a woman||Standard Values (mme / ml)|
|Patients under 16-18||0.01 to 0.6|
|Starting from the age of 16 and up to the age of 60||1.4 to 9.4|
|Over 60 years old||Not lower than 3 and not higher than 35|
Decoding the results of the analysis should take into account in which phase
menstrual cycle woman donated her blood. So in different
periods the quantitative indicators of the hormone are different
|Monthly phases||Limits of the norm (honey / l)|
|Follicular||3 to 14|
|Ovulatory||Not lower than 24 and not higher than 150|
|Luteal||Not less than 2 and not more than 18|
When to test for LH? When the doctor faces the challenge
determine the presence of gynecological pathology or diagnose
infertility, it takes into account the content of LH in relation to the content
follitropina. This ratio can give a reliable
information specialist on the state of women’s health.
Doctors advise to donate blood for luteinizing hormone in different
clinical situations. Resort to the analysis if:
- The woman has a long period of “monthly” or they
come with significant delays, disruptions.
- Patients with enviable regularity occur
- The girl or the young girl has sexual delay
- Cases of episodic uterine bleeding or uterine
bleeding on an ongoing basis.
- A woman has increased male hair growth: on
back, face, chest.
- It is necessary to determine the phase of “monthly”.
The need for analysis arises when the patient is not in
able to conceive, bear and give birth to a baby. The study also gives
doctor information about the course of diseases of a sexual nature: about
the effectiveness of the treatment chosen, progress or regress
pathology. By analyzing the hormone, you can figure out the day of the cycle,
favorable for conception.
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What does the increase in luteinizing hormone in women?
High levels of luteinizing hormone occur in women.
with tumors of the uterus, ovaries, and liver pathologies. Above normal
hormone levels occur when the patient uncontrolledly takes
Some types of medication are either malfunctioning. To increase LH
intense physical exertion may also affect.
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The maximum concentration of a substance is fixed for
of such a period: starting from the 15th day after the “monthly” and before
High luteinizing hormone levels are found when
women diagnosed such pathology:
- Inflammatory diseases of the renal apparatus.
- Tumor processes in the area pituitary gland.
Frequent stressful situations also affect hormone levels.
problems in the genital area.
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Luteinizing hormone lowered: what is the reason?
Pathological disorders are not always the cause of the decline.
LH rates in women. Such a joyous event as pregnancy
– one of the factors due to which the amount of luteinizing
hormone decreases. If the pregnancy was not
diagnosed, and the patient stopped “monthly”, doctors
put such a diagnosis as “amenorrhea.”
Lower than normal LH is produced when:
- Hereditary pathologies (Denny Morphan syndrome,
- Growth retardation
- Increased production of prolactin.
Low levels of luteinizing hormone are affected by harmful
habits: smoking, drinking alcohol. This also includes obesity. Have
women who regularly have hormonal disruptions that
obsessed with fatty and sweet foods, a decrease in LH is not uncommon
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