Chronic high blood sugar levels can have their toll on the human body. They can affect different organs and body systems resulting in heart diseases, metabolic disorders and even infertility. This medical condition refers to a person not being able to biologically contribute to conception. It may also be the state of a woman not being able to carry a pregnancy to full term. This medical condition may be caused by several factors like heredity and hormonal imbalances brought about by the body’s inability to regulate glucose effectively. Insulin and glucagon are the hormones responsible for regulating blood glucose levels.
When there is overproduction of insulin and the body cells are not able to use it for glucose absorption, then hormonal imbalances may occur. This in turn may cause some side effects that may be manifested in different forms such as cysts on the ovaries, overgrowth of bodily hair, swelling of breasts or painful menstrual periods. This hormonal imbalance affects all other hormones and their functions like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels which may lead to infertility. But this condition can be controlled by helping the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. When this is achieved, fertility as well as the general well-being of the patient is also attained.
Chronic high blood sugar levels or diabetes does not only lead to hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia but can cause other complications as well as affect fertility among women. Other medical problems may also arise such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), increased susceptibility to urinary and genital tract infections. Elevated blood sugar can also damage newly formed embryo that may cause miscarriage. Too much blood sugar may cause accelerated fetal growth (macrosomia) or the big baby syndrome. Chronic high blood sugar levels pose real health dangers and hormonal imbalances need to be taken seriously as well.