Infertility is the failure of a couple to conceive a pregnancy after trying to do so for at least one full year. No doubt a child is the symbol of love and happiness for most of the couples especially in our culture. It is impossible for a couple to establish their own family once they failed to have a child. A child completes a family and plays an important role in the stability of the family.
There can be many male problems (40 to 50% in our country) which may result in infertility like low sperm count and semen quality. Here we will discuss women health disorders causing infertility, necessary tests, health measures and medicine.
Most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.
- Ovulation problems are often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormone imbalance problem which can interfere with normal ovulation. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.
- Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is another cause of ovulation problems. POI occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. POI is not the same as early menopause.
Less common causes of fertility problems in women include:
- Blocked Fallopian tubes due to pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
- Physical problems with the uterus
- Uterine fibroids , which are non-cancerous clumps of tissue and muscle on the walls of the uterus.
Many things can change a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include:
over or underweight
excess alcohol use
sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
health problems that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary ovarian insufficiency.
Age is a growing cause of fertility problems. About one-third of couples in which the woman is over 35 have fertility problems.
Aging decreases a woman’s chances of having a baby in the following ways:
Her ovaries become less able to release eggs.
She has a smaller number of eggs left.
Her eggs are not as healthy.
She is more likely to have health conditions that can cause fertility problems.
She is more likely to have a miscarriage.
Some health problems also increase the risk of infertility. So, women should talk to their doctors if they have:
Irregular periods or no menstrual periods
Very painful periods
Pelvic inflammatory disease
More than one miscarriage
Along with a physical exam a physician will also ask for both partners’ health and sexual histories. Sometimes this can find the problem. However, most of the time, there is a need to do more tests.
In men, initially semen is analyzed. In women, the first step is to find out if she is ovulating each month. There are a few ways to do this. A woman can track her ovulation at home by:
- Writing down changes in her morning body temperature for several months
- Writing down how her cervical mucus looks for several months
- Using a home ovulation test kit (available at drug or grocery stores)
Physician can also check ovulation with blood tests. Or they can do an ultrasound of the ovaries. If ovulation is normal, there are other fertility tests available.
Some common tests of fertility in women include:
Hysterosalpingography (HIS-tur-oh-sal-ping-GOGH-ru-fee): This is an X-ray of the uterus and Fallopian tubes.
Laparoscopy (lap-uh-ROS-kuh-pee): A minor surgery to see inside the abdomen.,
Finding the cause of infertility can be a long and emotional process. It may take time to complete all the needed tests. So don’t worry if the problem is not found right away.
Nature has gifted mankind with lots of blessings. Here I am writing a time tested herbal remedy for my respected sisters and daughters who are suffering from this painful situation.
Propolis 20g, Vitex negudo(sanbhalo seeds) 10g, Acacia farnisiona( goond kikar) 5g, Carrot seeds 5g, Quercur infectoria (mazo fruit) 5g, Areca catechu (supari) 5g
Preparation and use: Make powder of all herbs and take one teaspoon twice a day with lukewarm water after mixing a teaspoon of honey.
Things to remember:
Always be hopeful from blessings of Al mighty Allah.
Always be happy.
Go for a walk daily.
Have a bath daily.
Don’t over eat. Take low fat, no fried & no sour diet.
Take 8 to 12 glasses of water daily.
Increase the use of fresh vegs, fruits, milk and yogurt in your diet.
Decrease the use of tea, coffee, rice, cold drinks, spicy food and brylor chicken.
It is a good idea for any couple to consult us at firstname.lastname@example.org about fertility. We can help you get your body ready for a healthy baby. We also answer questions on fertility and give tips on conceiving. Kindly note our mailing address and cell number.
H.No. 50-Khyber Block Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore Pakistan.