Follicle-stimulating hormone, FSH, stimulates the growth of an egg-producing follicle during ovulation. Bulimia compromises this process because people with the disorder have lower estrogen levels, which throws their bodies into metabolic imbalance. Fertility lowers because of the body's imbalanced estrogen levels leading to lower FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH), another chemical whose rise triggers ovulation.
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