Very often, a successful pregnancy depends on the healthy state of the future parents in the first place – their nutrition and lifestyle. Unfortunately, however, modern realities are such that not all couples go through the pregnancy process without any trouble.
Planning a Pregnancy
It is best for many families to use the specialists’ help for the most proper pregnancy planning. The whole thing consists of several procedures and timely precautions:
- standard examination (tests, ECG, ultrasound of reproductive systems, etc.);
- consultation with a therapist, gynecologist, urologist, dentist, and other specialists if need be;
- complete rejection of bad habits (smoking, drinking alcohol and energetics, taking health-impactful drugs);
- full switch to a healthy way of life and balanced nutrition.
What is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability of a sexually active couple to achieve a successful pregnancy after a year+ of regular attempts. According to statistics, today, about 15% of couples around the world have such a diagnosis. That is, about 48 million couples of reproductive age cannot get pregnant naturally.
Experts say that the number of childless couples can increase due to numerous circumstances caused by both the environmental situation and the development of many new diseases.
Depending on the cause of pathology, however, infertility can often be cured. And if the family still cannot conceive a child naturally, there are specialized clinics, such as New Life, that offer alternative methods that have already made happy hundreds of childless couples.
Male Infertility Causes
Male infertility is a serious disruption of the male reproductive function manifested in a significant change in the overall health of sperm. Most often, the problem is the amount of semen or the quality of the sperm’s work. What causes infertility in men in particular? Research scientists say that in 4 out of 10 cases, the reason for childlessness lies in the state of the male body.
Major types of infertility in men:
- Aspermatogenic sterility (decreased sperm production);
- Normospermatogenic sterility (complicated ejaculation);
- Immunological infertility (premature death of sperm in the process of its production);
- Multi-factor infertility (a combination of several hormonal and inflammatory processes);
- Relative infertility (undefined cause of the issue).
Main reasons for male infertility:
- Disorders of the endocrine system: a malfunction that occurs in the hormones can become a serious reason for the insufficient quality of sperm;
- Benign or malignant tumors of the reproductive organs;
- Varicocele is a disease of the vascular system when the vessels in the testes and spermatic cord expand, increasing the risk of sperm damage and death;
- Prostatitis and inflammation of the ureters;
- Various congenital genetic abnormalities in reproductive organs;
- Sexually transmitted diseases: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis are the most dangerous diseases that lead to damage of sperm cells;
- Individual problems of a sexual plan that can be treated with the help of a sexologist or even a psychotherapist.
Causes of Infertility in Women
Female infertility is a woman’s inability to conceive a child during a year or more of active sexual activity. Women over 35 years old are considered infertile if pregnancy does not occur within 6 months.
Major types of infertility in women:
- Natural sterility (a sexually active female never gets pregnant);
- Secondary sterility (caused by pathological processes in one’s organism, such as infectious diseases, hormonal issues, psychogenic disorders, harmful environmental effects, etc.).
What can cause infertility in a woman:
- Hormonal issues that undermine the ovulation process. Most often, this is due to an increased rate of male hormones, stress, strong physical exertion, etc.;
- Fallopian tubes pathologies, which complicate the transport of fertilized eggs. Because of this, pipes may be completely or partially impassable.
- Endometriosis. About 15% of infertile women are diagnosed with it. The disease greatly complicates the process of natural conception and is still being studied by scientists;
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. It manifests in numerous follicles that are poorly developed. The main reason is considered to be the body’s insulin metabolism.
- Immunological issues. In certain cases, fertilized eggs are defined by the immune system as foreign and are rendered harmless.
- Any uterus damage can greatly complicate the process of passing the egg through the pipes. The cause is often congenital uterine development problems.
- Age. With age, the number of inactive follicles in women increases and they are less responsive to hormones. Many processes slow down and ovulation does not occur.
Medicine never stands still and issues that seemed incurable yesterday, get several treatment options at once today. The cherished dream of becoming a parent can come true with the help of the New Life reproductive and surrogacy center. Book a consultation if you want to start on a path to becoming the happy parents of healthy children.