How common is Infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive a baby after one year trying intercourse without contraception….

Infertility is the inability to conceive a baby after one year trying intercourse without contraception. Infertility may be found in a male and female partner. Infertility is very common these days. You can see infertility issue all over the world. Out of 100 couples, about 12 to 13 of them have trouble becoming pregnant. In average, 1 in 6 couple suffers from infertility, due to some unhealthy living habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol and being either over-weight or under-weight cause the biggest impact on fertility. Poor nutrition, smoking and excessive taking of alcohol and unhealthy intakes are major factors contributing to infertility. Other than these reasons, there is also one main reason for infertility. Some women also don’t want to have the baby at an early age as they want to set up their career first. And in future, they may get the problem to get pregnant due to the overage.

What are types of Infertility?

Infertility can be classified into two types: one is Primary infertility, and the other is Secondary infertility. Primary infertility refers to when the couples cannot be pregnant after at least one year having sex without using any birth control methods whereas Secondary infertility refers when the women who have been able to get pregnant at least once but now are unable.

What Are The Main Causes Of Infertility In Females?

There are many causes which affect Infertility in Females. A woman who is unable to get pregnant should visit her health care provider about possible treatments.

Some Possible Causes of Female Infertility

  • Failure to Ovulate
  • Problems in the Menstrual Cycle
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Structural Problems of the Reproductive System
  • Infections
  • Failure of an Egg to Mature Properly
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Implantation Failure
  • Endometriosis

What Are The Main Causes Of Infertility in Males?

Most people blame women if she is unable to get pregnant. But the truth infertile may be found in both male and female. Male infertility may be due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, swelling of the veins or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm—illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, unhealthy lifestyle etc.

Some Possible Causes of Male Infertility

  • Swelling of the testicle veins that drain the testicle
  • Infection
  • Ejaculation issues
  • Antibodies that attack sperm
  • Tumors
  • Undescended testicles
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Defects of tubules that transport sperm

Other Cause of Male Infertility due to Health, lifestyle Habit

  • Alcohol use
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Emotional stress
  • Depression
  • Weight

What are the Treatment Options?

You can find many treatment options which are available for the infertility issue. When you visit the doctor, then he or she suggest some test and diagnosis after knowing the exact cause of your infertility.

Treatment for Infertility

  • Medications to induce egg development and ovulation
  • Intrauterine insemination- IUI
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • GIFT (intrafallopian gamete transfer)
  • ZIFT (intrafallopian zygote transfer)
  • Third-party reproduction
  • Surgery
  • Medications and counselling

How can you boost your fertility?

There are also some natural ways by which you can boost my fertility.

1. Eat Foods That Are Rich in Antioxidants.
2. Eat a Bigger Breakfast
3. Avoid Trans Fats
4. Cut Down on Carbs
5. Eat Less Refined Carbs
6. Eat More Fiber
7. Swap Protein Sources
8. Choose High-Fat Diary.
9. Take Time to Relax
10. Get Active
11. Cut the Caffeine
12. Maintain a Healthy Weight
13. Increase Your Iron Intake
14. Avoid Excess Alcohol
15. Try a Multivitamin

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