The goal for women with Fluids PFPs is to improve the movement and nature of their body fluids. Healthy adults are 60% water, and when body fluids move slowly, they build up or get thicker, which causes heaviness, aching and tiredness. These excess fluids can also affect hormone balance and obstruct processes needed to get pregnant.
An ideal hydration level is about 60% for healthy adults (it falls on either side of a normal BMI), and the quality, movement and balance of body fluids are crucial for health. Imagine if our bodies had an extra 20% liquids or if they were thinner or thicker! It would dramatically change blood flow and how we feel and function, yet fluids are generally overlooked as a health issue. The extra or thicker fluids that Fluids PFPs have makes tissues swell and reduce all types of circulation, but if fluids congeal they can form plugs that block glands or tubes and disrupt the rhythm of the menstrual cycle.
Circulation is essential for organ and muscle health, and when sticky fluids slow things down, it can create tiredness that usually improves with movement. Fluid problems are surprisingly common and can affect any part of the body, with typical signs of swelling, aching, woolly-headedness, dizziness or nausea. Because body fluids moisten our skin, the skin can reveal some common fluid imbalances:
Body fluids play crucial roles in female fertility, and many women don’t get pregnant because they lack essential fluids or thickened fluids prevent conception. Healthy fluid balance is essential for natural pregnancy as fluids:
Having a lack of fluids tends to affect Blood or Hot PFPs the most, but sometimes it’s an issue for Fluids PFPs when fluids are thick and obstructive enough to form “plugs” that prevent the release of liquids from glands. Women who experience this tend to notice a discharge across the month but little fertile mucus around ovulation because mucus plugs are blocking the small cervical glands that release “fertile mucus”.
A similar issue can affect the Fallopian tubes if the fluid from “peg cells” gets too thick and build-ups, preventing sperm or embryos from travelling along the tube. About 15% of women seeking help with fertility have tubal issues, and they increase the chances of ectopic pregnancies. Women getting a swollen abdomen or swollen and lumpy breasts before the period is a much more common example of fluids accumulating!
Fluid metabolism is strongly affected by hormone levels, and hormones are affected by fluids:
Higher insulin and BMI encourage body fluids to become sticky, which makes it more likely to put on weight and struggle to control blood sugar levels. This has unfortunate consequences for female fertility as it can:
There are SIX issues that encourage the development of Fluids PFP dynamics, and understanding their drivers makes it much easier for Fluids PFPs to reverse them.
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We also outline the best ways for Fluids PFPs to adjust their weight and manage stress to improve monthly conception rates.
The different profiles have different challenges and needs, which is all part of the PFP discussion, along with personalised ways to improve fertility health, and the tests and treatments most likely to be appropriate for you. The morefertile approach: