Understanding infertility and its treatments

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Understanding infertility and its treatments

Infertility is the medical condition where the reproductive organ of a man or woman does not function properly. This leads to a condition where the couple is not able to give birth to any children. For many decades, being unable to borne a child was looked upon as a total failure from the mother’s side. However, according to recent studies, 1 in 3 cases of infertility is due to the infertile father.

 


Main causes of infertility?
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  1. Many studies have proven that smoking has adverse effect on the fertility of men and women. It has also been reported where a mother smoking during her pregnancy increases the chances of miscarriage of the baby. It is highly advisable to quit smoking if you are already having problems conceiving.
  1. Alcohol is also one of the major factors responsible for infertility. Higher consumption of alcohol reduces the sperm count in men.
  2. Obesity also has a major role to play with regard to infertility. Overweight men are found to have a higher count of abnormal sperms than the men who are weight.
  3. Stress has been found to reduce the libido in both men and women.

 

Steps to deal with infertility

  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. Quit smoking and the consumption of alcohol. Consume fresh vegetables and fruits instead of fast food which has high levels of trans fat. Do not give in to craving for junk food, instead snack on nuts which is healthy. This will help you keep your weight under control.

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  • Reduce stress in your life. Resort to methods like yoga to help you beat stress.

 

Methods of treatment

Sometimes when the problem is bigger just changing your lifestyle won’t be sufficient. This is why there are a few methods that you can follow.

  1. Medication: There are plenty of antibiotics available in the market today to treat infertility. These can be used to treat infections as well as infertility problems. Consult your doctor for a prescription of the medicines to help you deal with your condition effectively.
  2. Surgical methods for women:
  1. Fallopian tube surgery: This is the surgery where the fallopian tubes which is blocked due to various reasons is released through surgical methods. This facilitates the easy passage of the egg through the fallopian tube.
  2. Laparoscopic surgery: This is one of the surgeries where the doctor surgically cuts an incision from the woman’s abdomen to remove any scar tissues that will increase the chances of conceiving.
  1. Surgical methods for men: There are surgical methods employed for the reversing of a vasectomy and to remove any varicocell and repair the ducts completely.

 

Other alternative methods

IUI treatment: this is one of the most popular procedures. In this case, the sperm is directly transferred to the uterus though the cervix. This method is employed when there is a problem with the movement of the sperms to the uterus.

IVF treatment: This method is employed when IUI method fails or cannot be used. This is mainly used when the fallopian tubes of the woman has an obstruction and cannot function properly.

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    Doctor A.P.S. Esawaradhas

    Dr. A.P.S. Esawaradhas, is an Expert in Traditional Medicines. He is the founder of Nanjil Vaithiyasalai. He has holds B.Sc., B.Lib.Sc., D.S.M., and E.H.S.M.P. grades. He was fascinated by medicine as he witnessed his grand-parents apply herbal remedies to heal & support the local people. Those early experiences drove him to pursue this career specializing in treating diseases with the help of inscriptions in the palm leaves. Over the last decades, he has conducted various studies on different diseases and developed new systems for treating the diseases. Today, he has involved his descendants also to the healing service of mankind in the natural way.read more

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