Anovulation due to hypothalamic or pituitary (central)

These problems frequently appear in “limited” situations of emotional stress, high level of sports practice or in cases of nutrition problems. They require a specific treatment of the cause.

The ovulatory dysfunction is produced due to problems in sending “signals” by the Central Nervous System. The most frequent causes are emotional stress, loss of weight (nutrition behavioral problems such as bulimia or anorexia) or excessive physical exercises (high level athletes).

Last Update: 09/09/2014
References:
– Rosa Tur Padró, María Graña Barcia, Julio Herrero García. Amenorrea Central. 2010. Editorial Médica Panamericana
Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility 7th ed: Leon Speroff, Robert H. Glass, Nathan G. Kase, 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins