Infertility in its symptoms, there are every tenth couple who want children. Fertility declines in both sexes after 25-30 years of age. More and more couples are delaying starting a family until they are in their thirties, so infertility is becoming more common in the developed world. If conception has not occurred after a year of regular unprotected sex, it is possible that one or both partners need to be treated for infertility.
About 8 to 10 couples who try to conceive a child succeed in that during one year. That number rises to 9 out of 10 couples over a two-year period. The problem of conception can be temporary, or the couple must treat infertility to have children. The problem of infertility also occurs in people who already have children.
Both partners must visit the doctor together if they are worried about the inability to conceive a child. In about half of couples with this problem, infertility exists in women, and in a third of couples, the problem exists in men. In some couples, however, the cause can be discovered.
Women’s problems that most often lead to infertility are: ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome, Endometriosis, Varicocele, Hypogonadism’ and others.
In many couples, the cause of infertility can be identified and treated. If a specific cause cannot be detected and treated, assisted (artificial) conception with modern medical techniques is advised.
- When pregnancy is not the result of regular unprotected sex for more than a year
On average, one couple trying to conceive a child takes six months, and 8 to 10 couples succeed in doing so over the course of a year. It is common for a couple to worry if the pregnancy does not follow in the first few months, but most young couples are advised to keep trying for a year before seeking medical help. Older couples, especially when a woman is older than 35, may seek medical help earlier because fertility naturally declines with age, especially in women.
What to do?
- Modern medicine or look for a cure in nature?
If you have problems conceiving, you and your partner should see a doctor together. Your doctor will ask you questions about your sex life and whether you have any specific problems with sexual intercourse. They will probably ask you if you had sexual intercourse during the most favorable days – in the middle of the menstrual cycle when the chances of conception are usually the highest. Your doctor will look at your health record because previous illnesses or surgeries may be significant to your problem. It will consider how often you drink alcohol, whether you are a smoker, whether you use some medications prescribed to you, or some relaxation medications. Regular physical examination is mandatory, which includes an examination of the genitals.
If you are both relatively young and there is no obvious problem, your doctor will advise you on the measures you will take to increase the likelihood of conception and suggest that you keep trying. If you have not gone to healthy pregnancy counseling before, your doctor will talk to you about your health, diet, and lifestyle.
When the doctor suspects that there is a problem that prevents conception, or if the woman is older than 35, he will refer you to a specialist doctor to perform a series of tests.
Prognosis for infertility
It is only a matter of time before conception occurs for most couples. 9 out of 10 couples manage to conceive a child within two years.
If a problem is found, the treatment and prospects will depend on the sample. Assisted conception, i.e., artificial insemination, may be suitable for couples in whom the cause has not been identified or the problem cannot be successfully treated.
How can you help yourself?
How to increase the chances of conception?
The overall health of both partners has an important effect on fertility. The following factors can play an important role in creating a conception:
- Check your body weight – whether you are overweight or obese
- Eat healthily
- Don’t smoke
- Reduce alcohol intake, which is known to reduce sperm count and can harm the fetus if pregnancy begins
- Have sex every two days during a woman’s most fertile period (mid-menstrual cycle)
- Try not to worry because stress can reduce fertility.
- Do sports or recreation.
- Men should avoid bathing in hot water, saunas, and hot baths or wearing tight and tight underwear.
Infertility in women
The inability of a woman to conceive with a partner of normal fertility
One of the factors that can affect women’s infertility is: ‘Age – more common in women over 35, hereditary factor, lifestyle – stress, excessive physical exercise and low or overweight’.
Nowadays, the percentage of infertility in women is still slightly higher than in men. To conceive, the ovary must release mature eggs that the sperm will fertilize, and the fertilized egg must pass through the fallopian tube to the uterus and implant itself in its mucous membrane. If one of the conception processes in a woman is endangered, a problem arises.
Causes of infertility in women
There are a number of infertility problems in women and they can affect one or more processes necessary for conception. Problems can arise at different stages of conception.
A common cause of infertility in women is ovarian failure to release a mature egg during the menstrual cycle. Complex hormone relationships control ovulation, so a healthy hormonal balance is essential.
One of the most commonly cured causes of infertility in women is polycystic ovaries, which can cause hormone imbalances that prevent ovulation.
Also, thyroid disorder (hypothyroidism) can cause ovulation failure.
In some cases where women use contraceptives, there may be a lack of cycles after using them.
Problems with egg transfer
Damage to one of the fallopian tubes can make it difficult for the egg to pass from the ovary to the uterus. The cause of damage to the fallopian tubes can be a pelvic infection, which can be a consequence of sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia. Such infections can go unnoticed in a woman’s body for a long time and can be detected in problems with conception. In some women, the egg cannot be fertilized because the mucus that the cervix naturally produces contains antibodies that destroy the partner’s sperm before they reach the egg, or is too thick to allow sperm to enter the uterus.
What women should do
Certainly, if there is a problem, the woman should consult a doctor who should conduct a basic and systematic analysis of the overall situation. Basically, each analysis begins with an overview of a woman’s general health, lifestyle, medical history, menstrual cycles, and analysis of sex life.
Most causes of infertility can be determined with the help of tests or with the help of ovulation prediction devices, which can be bought without a prescription in a pharmacy.
When all home methods do not give results, you should switch to professional medical blood tests, ultrasound examinations of the ovaries during the cycle, examining the uterus, hormonal analyses, and the like.
Success rate for treating female infertility
Treatment of infertility in women has significantly increased the chances of pregnancy. The success rate varies depending on the cause of infertility and the type of treatment. The drugs are used to stimulate ovulation in every third woman. Still, there is a risk of ectopic pregnancy Microsurgery, which cleans, i.e., bloating, blocked fallopian tube, sometimes successful, but increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy. The success rate in the assisted conception method varies from 15-30% per individual method.
What is happening nowadays is that after a detailed analysis of a woman, it is concluded that the problem is with a man—sperm he produces.
Infertility in men
What is male infertility?
A man’s inability to produce or deliver a sufficient number of healthy sperm to fertilize.
One of the most common causes of male infertility is hereditary factors, smoking, and alcohol. Age and chromosome abnormalities are less likely to be the causes.
Approximately every third couple who has difficulty conceiving the problem stems from male infertility. In men, fertility depends on the production of a sufficient amount of normal sperm and in part on men’s ability to deliver sperm to the vagina during sexual intercourse. If any of these conditions are not met, we can talk about infertility.
Causes of infertility in men
Unlike the cause of infertility in women, which is easier to determine, in some men it is difficult to find the cause of infertility. It is detected only in every third man examined.
Problems with sperm production
Decreased sperm count (Oligospermia) or the formation of defective sperm may have different patterns. Under normal conditions, the testicles have about 2 ° C lower body temperature than the rest of the body. All factors that increase testicular temperature can reduce the number of sperm produced.
Some aspects of life can damage sperm production, such as smoking, alcohol, certain medications and medications for relaxation, and even wearing tight clothing.
Some long-term diseases adversely affect the production of sperm, such as chronic kidney disease, infections, mumps after puberty, and the like. Male fertility can also be reduced by diseases of the urinary tract, diseases of the scrotum, or damage to the testicles during a surgical intervention. Also, hormonal disorders in men can lead to a decrease in the number of sperm as well.
Sperm ejection problems
Several factors can prevent sperm from reaching the vagina. The cause that is most easily blamed is impotence, i.e., inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Other factors include damage to the testicles and vas deferens. A sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea often causes such damage. Also, the causes can be retrograde ejaculation – when the seminal fluid returns to the bladder because the bladder valves are not well closed, which can happen after prostate surgery.
What can be done
As with women, each doctor will immediately perform a basic analysis of general life, physical condition, sex life, and how a man lives. In addition to examining the genitals, laboratory analysis of semen – a program is mandatory. Semen analysis is performed microscopically where the number of sperm per milliliter is actually seen. The normal number of sperm is about 50 million, while the small number (oligospermia) is about 20 million per milliliter.
How to treat Oligospermia in men?
In addition to artificial insemination, there are drugs in modern medicine that act on a reduced number of sperm. They are mainly related to hormone therapies.
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Oligo tea mixture therapy acts on a reduced number of sperm and revives existing ones’ movement. The therapy consists of 60 cups of tea with a pleasant aroma and taste. Experience to date has shown improvements in programs after therapy by up to 70%, which results in an approximate number and motility of sperm per milliliter as in normal samples.