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Systems biology uses algorithms to measure body system balance in a holistic “real-life” forecast. We measure six Systems key to fertility health.​

Women with Fluids Personal Fertility Profiles:

The core issue for women with a Fluids PFP is improving the movement and nature of their body fluids. Fluid movement slows down when they build up or become stickier, and this causes heaviness, aching and tiredness. Although many Fluids PFPs will have issues with their weight, the main problem they need to address is fluid metabolism, and once fluids are healthy, any weight issues usually improve too.

Water makes up about 60% of healthy adults (it falls on either side of a normal BMI), and the quality, movement and balance of our body fluids are crucial for our 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 our crucial fluids are generally overlooked as a health issue. The extra or thicker fluids that Fluids PFPs have cause tissues to swell and reduce circulation, and they can block tubes and disrupt 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:

  • Rough, dry skin indicates a lack of fluids
  • Oily skin indicates thicker fluids
  • Swollen, puffy skin is a build-up of fluids
  • Lumps and bumps form when fluids congeal
  • Acne is a combination of excess fluids and heat (the redder the spots)

Female fertility and fluids

Body fluids play significant roles in female fertility, and many women don’t get pregnant because they lack fluids or their fluids block conception. Healthy fluid balance is an essential part of natural pregnancy as fluids:

  • Fill the follicles in the ovaries
  • Make up the fertile cervical mucus
  • Moisten the Fallopian tubes
  • Nourish sperm and embryos in the tubes
  • Fill the uterus in the fertile phase and aid implantation
  • Form a plug that keeps baby safe in pregnancy
  • Make milk after birth

A lack of fluids is usually an issue for Blood or Hot PFPs, but sometimes for Fluids PFPs, and when this happens, the 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 is too thick. The thicker fluid build-up and prevent sperm or embryos from travelling along the tube. About 15% of women seeking help with fertility have tube issues, and they increase the chances of ectopic pregnancies. Accumulations of fluids are a usual reason for women getting a swollen abdomen or swollen and lumpy breasts before the period.

Fluid metabolism and hormone levels respond to each other:

  • Women’s cervical mucus changes with sex hormone levels across the cycle
  • Blood sugar levels rise with increases in BMI
  • Weight increases when insulin levels rise
  • Being overweight increases levels of leptin released from fat cells
  • These dynamics alter fluid and hormone balance, which increases the risk of PCOS.

Rises in insulin and weight encourage more sticky body fluids, 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:

  • Lower ovulation rates
  • Reduce fertile mucus
  • Alter the microbiome in the vagina, womb and tubes
  • Create obstructions in Fallopian tubes
  • Reduce sex drive

There are SIX issues that can promote Fluids PFP dynamics, and we explain them in detail as understanding what’s driving the Fluids PFP makes it much easier to reverse them. Plus, four of the other PFPs can encourage the Fluids PFP to develop!

 

Morefertile and Fluids PFP Women

The morefertile member package has PFP extensions with personalised advice on:

  1. Diet
  2. Healing the gut
  3. Lifestyle and Exercise
  4. Weight
  5. Coping with stress
  6. Appropriate tests and treatments

They also have the most up-to-date research for specific conditions and access to cutting-edge functional medicine tests and personalised herbal combinations. The morefertile approach:

  • Informs and empowers you with focused changes to raise fertility
  • Uncovers and addresses hidden problems
  • Raises general health and fertility
  • Speeds up natural conception times
  • Improves IVF success rates
  • Increases resilience and lowers stress levels