Do you know what GnRH is? If not, don’t worry – you’re not alone. GnRH is a little-known hormone that plays a big role in the human body. In this blog post, we will discuss what GnRH is, what it does, and some of the health conditions that can be treated with it.
What is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone?
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates the release of other hormones and plays an important role in regulating reproduction. It’s also known as a luteinizing releasing factor (LRF), follicle-stimulating releasing factor (FSF), or gonadorelin, among others. The function of GnRH is to stimulate the synthesis and release of two gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), from the anterior pituitary gland.
What does GnRH do?
GnRH regulates reproductive function by controlling the production of sex hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. It also plays a role in the development of eggs in females and sperm in males. GnRH is used to treat a variety of health conditions related to fertility and reproduction, including:
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Male hypogonadism
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer