Prolactin levels Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Prolactin levels Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

High prolactin levels, also known as hyperprolactinemia, occur when there is an excessive amount of the hormone prolactin in the bloodstream. Prolactin is primarily associated with lactation in women, but it also plays other roles in both men and women, such as regulating the menstrual cycle and influencing the immune system.


  1. Women:

    • Irregular or absent menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
    • Infertility
    • Milky discharge from the breasts (galactorrhea)
    • Painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness
    • Decreased libido
  2. Men:

    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Decreased libido
    • Infertility
    • Enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)

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  1. Pituitary Tumors: The most common cause of hyperprolactinemia is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma.
  2. Medications: Certain medications, such as antipsychotics, anti-depressants, and high blood pressure medications, can increase prolactin levels.
  3. Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid gland can lead to elevated prolactin levels.
  4. Stress: Chronic stress may affect hormone levels, including prolactin.
  5. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Prolactin levels naturally rise during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Herbal Treatment:

Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches focus on balancing the body's energies and addressing the root cause of the imbalance. However, it's crucial to consult with a qualified practitioner before starting any treatment regimen. Here are some potential approaches:

  1. Ashwagandha: This adaptogenic herb is known for its hormone-balancing properties and may help regulate prolactin levels.
  2. Shatavari: Another Ayurvedic herb, Shatavari, is traditionally used to support reproductive health in women and may help regulate hormone levels.
  3. Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry): Known for its ability to support hormonal balance, especially in women.
  4. Dong Quai: Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for women\'s health concerns, including hormonal imbalances.
  5. Maca Root: Believed to support the endocrine system and hormonal balance.
  6. Licorice Root: This may help regulate prolactin levels by supporting adrenal function.
  7. Dietary Changes: A balanced diet rich in whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats, can support overall hormonal balance. Specific nutrients like vitamin B6, vitamin E, and zinc may be beneficial for hormonal health.
  8. Lifestyle Modifications:

    Stress Reduction: Practices such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques can help reduce stress levels, which may positively impact hormonal balance.
    • Adequate Sleep: Prioritize getting enough quality sleep each night, as sleep disturbances can affect hormone levels.
    • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity, as it can help improve mood, reduce stress, and support overall well-being.
  9. Avoidance of Certain Foods and Substances: Some foods and substances, such as alcohol and caffeine, may affect hormone levels and should be consumed in moderation or avoided.

It's important to note that while these approaches may help support hormonal balance, they should not replace conventional medical treatment, especially if there is an underlying medical condition such as a pituitary tumor. Always consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Ayurvedic doctors often tailor treatment plans to each individual's unique needs, considering factors such as medical history, lifestyle, and specific symptoms.

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Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More