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The rate of FSH in men: what to do if raised, and how to lower

In men, FSH together with LH are gonadotropic hormones of the anterior pituitary. These are the main hormones regulating the status of sexual function and determining the ability of man to conceive. In tandem they provide normal functioning of his sexual glands. Follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones present in the male and female body, but in different concentrations and perform different functions. The standard of content is very important for reproduction.

мужчина смотрит на женщину

In order to be able to procreation, must be in harmony to work the pituitary-hypothalamic system and to produce sufficient sex hormones. Are substances of protein nature that act directly on the testes in men and the ovaries in women, causing different effects from the effects.

The substance of procreation

Follicle-stimulating hormone in men determines the normal work of sexual glands and fertility. It affects the production of sperm and viability of sperm.

Functions of FSH:

  • Responsible for the growth and normal operation of the testes and seminiferous tubules.
  • Increases the production of globular protein involved in the binding of male hormones.
  • Stimulates spermatogenesis.
  • Transportorul testosterone to the epididymis.

The normal FSH is a basic test for male infertility. The norm varies with age, presence of chronic diseases, dietary habits and bad habits. The level is determined by the analysis, which seems to three times at intervals of half an hour. The results may distort the reception of anabolic steroids, some anticonvulsants and alcohol. If correct preparing and submitting test shows the increase of the hormone, the patient should consult the doctor for further examination.

The norm of FSH in men (table)

To year

From 3.5 Miu/l

1-5 years

From 1,45

6-10 years


11-14 years


15-20 years


21 years


High or low FSH increased – the reason for the examination men. The increase observed in the disorders in the sexual glands and can manifest itself with difficulty in conceiving. High titer is in the inflammatory process in the testis and increased levels of androgens, as well as tumors in the pituitary gland. Treatment is to eliminate the cause of the failure.

To raise the concentration of FSH inblood is capable of taking certain medications and consumption of alcohol. The radiation of x-rays can also cause a transient increase in the level of this hormone in the blood. Within six months, these phenomena are alone and in a special adjustment is not needed.

Remember! If you have elevated titers of follicle-stimulating hormone to reduce the level of traditional methods is impossible. This pathology is treated only by specialists.

Temporary elevation of LH is enhanced when the sport loads, starvation diet. But it happens that the increased level indicates a more serious reason:

  1. Failure in work of sexual glands.
  2. Tumors in the pituitary gland.
  3. Renal failure.

Norma lutropina can be reduced:

  • When hypofunction of the pituitary-hypothalamic system.
  • When overweight.
  • After suffering stress.
  • As a result of anorexia nervosa.
  • Because of bad habits.

The ratio of FSH and LH in General is always constant, sometimes it's a little prevails. FSH and luteinizing hormone are closely linked, therefore, the diagnosis of disease of the reproductive system is very relevant test of their relationship.

Men's health and fertility is largely determined by gonadotropic hormones. Normal levels of FSH and LH ensures full development of gametes and have a male fertility. Test the ratio of these hormones is essential to determine male reproductive function.