Psychological Stress and Functional Endometrial Disorders: Update of Mechanism Insights
The human endometrium plays a vital role in providing the site for embryo implantation and maintaining the normal development and survival of the embryo. Recent studies have shown that stress is a common factor for the development of unexplained reproductive disorders. The nonreceptive endometrium and disturbed early maternal-fetal interaction might lead to infertility including the repeated embryo implantation failure and recurrent spontaneous abortion, or late pregnancy complications, thereby affecting the quality of life as well as the psychological status of the affected individuals. Additionally, psychological stress might also adversely affect female reproductive health. In recent years, several basic and clinical studies have tried to investigate the harm caused by psychological stress to reproductive health, however, the mechanism is still unclear. Here, we review the relationship between psychological stress and endometrial dysfunction, and its consequent effects on female infertility to provide new insights for clinical therapeutic interventions in the future.
|ISBN||1664-2392 (Print) 1664-2392 (Linking)|
|Authors||Wu, J. X.; Lin, S.; Kong, S. B.|
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|Publisher Name||Frontiers in Endocrinology|
|URL link to publisher's version||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34413829|