Treat Infertility with Effective Results

on 02/23/2016 - 07:46 am

What is female infertility?


Infertility or sterility is the inability to conceive even after a year of unprotected sex. For women of 35 years or above, it is six months. Today, about 10% of women (6.1 million) in the United States cannot conceive, or continue with their pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Its Causes


It is mostly the problems with ovulation that is the root cause of infertility among women. As we all know, no egg can be fertilized without ovulation. Signs such as irregular or missed menstruation indicate she is not ovulating normally. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is usually the reason behind ovulation problems. PCOS is a kind of hormonal imbalance which hinders ovulation. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is another cause. POI occurs when a woman’s ovary stops working normally before she has turned 40. People often confuse POI with early menopause. Owing to certain inflammatory disease in and around the pelvis, the fallopian tube gets blocked. This is a rare case in which temporary sterility occurs in women. Uterine fibroids, Endometriosis, or a surgery for ectopic pregnancy at times lead to fecundity.  Addiction to tobacco and liquor can also decrease the fertility. Other reasons include:

 

  • Age
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Poor diet
  • Excess physical exertion
  • Obesity
  • Sexually transmitted diseases(STDs)

 

Around 20% of the women in United States have their first child after the age of 35. Age is therefore a growing concern for infertility among women. About one-third of the couples, in which the women have crossed the age of 35 are facing such pregnancy issues. As a woman grows older, her ovary starts releasing lesser number of eggs which are not healthy. This also increases chances of miscarriage. One should consult her gynecologist if she is facing problems such as irregular and painful periods, Endometriosis and Pelvic inflammatory diseases. Also, if she has faced more than one miscarriage, she may face the problem of barrenness.

 

Infertility treatment is done through surgery, medicines, artificial insemination or assisted reproductive technology. On many occasions, two or more of these treatments are combined. Specific treatments are done based on test results, age, health and preference of the partners. 

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