Fertility Reduced

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Fertility Reduced

This symptom could be caused by the failure of your pituitary gland. Below are the hormones that could be deficient.

Cortisol Deficiency

The most common symptoms of cortisol deficiency* are

  • chronic, or long-lasting, fatigue
  • muscle weakness
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • abdominal pain

Other symptoms can include

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • low blood pressure that drops further when you stand up, causing dizziness or fainting
  • irritability, anxiety and depression
  • joint pain
  • craving salty foods
  • hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose
  • irregular or no menstrual periods
  • loss of interest in sex
  • headache
  • sweating

Christine Wrightson: “Early in 2005 I suffered a virus that would not clear up. Initially I had a sore throat with flu-like symptoms. This developed into severe fatigue, vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, vomiting, feeling faint, palpitations, poor circulation and hot sweats. I felt at times that I was going to die.” http://www.investinme.org/mestory0041.shtml


NIDDK https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/adrenal-insufficiency-addisons-disease/symptoms-causes

Thyroid UK Adrenal insufficiency – Thyroid UK

*Cortisol deficiency may also be called hypocortisolism, hypoadrenalism, adrenal insufficiency, and adrenocorticotrophic hormone deficiency.
‘Primary’ means ’caused by a problem in the adrenal glands.’
‘Secondary’ means ’caused by a problem in the pituitary gland.’
‘Tertiary’ means ’caused by a problem in the hypothalamus.’
‘Central’ means ’caused by a problem in the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus.’

For how to test if you have cortisol deficiency see ‘Diagnosis‘ page