This book is the first to explain fully the crucial role of folliculo-luteal function in recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility, preterm birth, intrauterine growth retardation, preeclampsia, random chromosomal abnormalities, and age-related reproductive disorders. In addition it describes treatments to avoid these conditions and proposes a novel method, "hormonal wedge resection", that can successfully cure infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Importantly, the conclusions drawn in this book are based on the therapeutic results observed in a representative patient population. The method developed by the author to quantitatively diagnose the hormonal insufficiency of ovulatory cycles (folliculo-luteal insufficiency, FLI) has made it possible to recognize the formerly unclear importance of this function in human reproduction. Folliculo-luteal function determines the conditions of placentation and thus the features of the developed placenta and the outcome of pregnancy. Different grades of FLI are associated with consequences of varying severity that can be prevented by normalization of folliculo-luteal function prior to conception.
This book will be required reading for all obstetricians and gynecologists.
Patients and methods.- Hormonal characteristics of the physiological menstrual cycle.- Causes and pathomechanism of folliculo-luteal insufficiency.- Treatment of folliculo-luteal insufficiency.- The real cause and the successful treatment of recurrent miscarriage.- The role of folliculo-luteal insufficiency in unexplained infertility.- The relationship between folliculo-luteal function and the outcome of pregnancy.- Preventing preterm birth, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and preeclampsia by normalization of placentation.- The role of folliculo-luteal insufficiency in the emergence of random chromosomal abnormalities.- The role of folliculo-luteal function in the emergence of age-related reproductive disorders.- "Hormonal wedge resection": an effective treatment method of anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome.- The beneficial effects of preconceptional normalization of folliculo-luteal function on reproduction.