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What stimulates FSH?


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FSH (Follicular stimulating hormone):

  1. The hormone produced by the pituitary glands is responsible for stimulating gonads and secondary reproductive characteristics in males and females.
  2. FSH stimulates follicular growth and ovulation in women.
  3. In men, FSH helps control the production of sperm.
  4. Hypothalamus stimulates the secretion of FSH.
  5. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is released by the hypothalamus.
  6. GnRH stimulates the synthesis and secretion of gonadotrophins that stimulate gonadal activities in both males and females.
  7. Symptoms of low FSH: infertility, pubic hair loss, headache, unable to produce milk for breastfeeding, night sweats, etc.

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