Cytokines in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Causes of Miscarriage: Abnormal Levels of Cytokines

Many 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.