Cytokines in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Causes of Miscarriage: Abnormal Levels of Cytokines
miscarriages are caused by or associated with abnormal levels of cytokines, which are
proteins secreted by white blood cells to control the inflammatory process
in the body. The activity of these cytokines can be broken down into two
categories: pro-inflammatory (or TH1) and anti-inflammatory (TH2). Early
exposure to pro-inflammatory cytokines is necessary in stimulating invasion
of the blastocyst and the formation of new blood vessels during implantation.
However, if the exposure to pro-inflammatory cytokines is excessive or
prolonged, it can actually be severely detrimental to the pregnancy, and
result in a failed implantation and early miscarriage.
New medical literature has also shown that an overbalance of TH17, another
inflammatory cytokine, can result in recurrent pregnancy loss. There are
many new cytokines in both TH1 and TH2 category that we at Braverman IVF
& Reproductive Immunology now test for not only inside of the Tcells
and NK cells but in the serum surrounding all of the blood cells. . It
is recommended that you contact Dr. Braverman if you or a loved one has suffered
multiple miscarriages. In the event that the miscarriages are a result of abnormal cytokine
levels or ratios, Dr. Braverman can assist in formulating a plan that
may help mitigate this factor and allow for a successful pregnancy.
Prevent Miscarriage: Providing Treatment for Multiple Miscarriages
For over two decades, Dr. Braverman has been treating individuals with
all manner of complications related to recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL),
and is now considered one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of
reproductive immunology. He has maintained one of the highest success rates in the state of New
York despite the significant complexity of the cases he addresses. At
Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology, we are available to assist
you if you or a loved one has experienced recurring miscarriages and may
be able to halt the condition, allowing you to enjoy the happiness attendant
to a successful pregnancy.
Contact a reproductive immunologist if you have suffered recurrent miscarriage as a result of imbalanced or
abnormal levels of cytokine exposure.