Understanding infertility – Physical and emotional challenges.
Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples. The main symptom of infertility is not getting pregnant. There may be no other obvious symptoms. Sometimes, a woman with infertility may have irregular or absent menstrual periods. In some cases, a man with infertility may have some signs of hormonal problems, such as changes in hair growth or sexual function.
Overcome infertility to conceive a healthy child.
Some types of infertility aren’t preventable. But several strategies may increase your chances of pregnancy.
Although most types of infertility aren’t preventable in men, these strategies may help: Avoid drug and tobacco use and drinking too much alcohol, which may contribute to male infertility. Avoid high temperatures found in hot tubs and hot baths, as they can temporarily affect sperm production and motility. Avoid exposure to industrial or environmental toxins, which can affect sperm production. Limit medications that may impact fertility, both prescription and nonprescription drugs. Talk with your doctor about any medications you take regularly, but don’t stop taking prescription medications without medical advice. Exercise moderately. Regular exercise may improve sperm quality and increase the chances for achieving a pregnancy.
For women, a number of strategies may increase the chances of becoming pregnant: Quit smoking. Tobacco has many negative effects on fertility, not to mention your general health and the health of a fetus. If you smoke and are considering pregnancy, quit now. Avoid alcohol and street drugs. These substances may impair your ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, such as marijuana, if you’re trying to get pregnant. Limit caffeine. Women trying to get pregnant may want to limit caffeine intake. Ask your doctor for guidance on the safe use of caffeine. Exercise moderately. Regular exercise is important, but exercising so intensely that your periods are infrequent or absent can affect fertility. Avoid weight extremes. Being overweight or underweight can affect your hormone production and cause infertility.
Why do people have infertility?
All of the steps during ovulation and fertilization need to happen correctly in order to get pregnant. Sometimes the issues that cause infertility in couples are present at birth, and sometimes they develop later in life. Some of the causes of infertility with men and women include: problems with the delivery of sperm due to sexual problems, such as premature ejaculation; certain genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis; structural problems, such as a blockage in the testicle; or damage or injury to the reproductive organs. Overexposure to certain environmental factors such as pesticides and other chemicals, and radiation. Cigarette smoking, alcohol, marijuana, anabolic steroids, and taking medications to treat bacterial infections, high blood pressure and depression also can affect fertility. frequent exposure to heat, such as in saunas or hot tubs, can raise body temperature and may affect sperm production. Cancer and it’s treatment, certain cancers, particularly reproductive cancers often impair female fertility. Both radiation and chemotherapy may affect fertility. Ovulation disorders which affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. These include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Hyperprolactinemia, a condition in which you have too much prolactin, the hormone that stimulates breast milk production, also may interfere with ovulation. Either too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) can affect the menstrual cycle or cause infertility. Other underlying causes may include too much exercise, eating disorders or tumors. Fallopian tube damage or blockage, often caused by inflammation of the fallopian tube (salpingitis). This can result from pelvic inflammatory disease, which is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection, endometriosis or adhesions. Endometriosis, which occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, may affect the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
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