Infertility Causes

Causes of infertility can be physical and hormonal in women and in men. We were told by our fertility specialist as we begun our fertility treatments that we should freeze some of her eggs in case they can’t solve our issues right now. Of course the costs of egg freezing were fresh on our mind, but so were some of the problems that may be causing our infertility. So here are some of the main issues and or causes so that you are aware of them as well.

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Physical causes

Tubal infertility-related

The fallopian tubes are a very important function in the body, because they carry the sperm to the egg cell and the fertilized egg toward the uterus. If the fallopian tubes are sealed or glued in any way, the transport of the ova is difficult or impossible, and limited by a infertility. An occlusion of the fallopian tubes can have several causes. These are, inflammation, previous ectopic pregnancy, surgery, or endometriosis.

Endometriosis

In endometriosis, the growing endometrium outside the uterus. Through these growths, affecting the reproductive organs such as fallopian tubes and ovaries for a bladder, bowel and abdominal cavity. Making conception more difficult and increases infertility. The cause of endometriosis is largely unknown.

Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, heavy periods, and infertility. Treatment options include pain relievers, hormones, and surgery. – WEBmd

Changing the uterus and cervix

Comparable to a bottleneck is a cervix similar to that of its nature. This is for the sperm , the narrowest point on the way to the egg. If the cervix is now scarred by surgery or has closures or inflammation, reproduction can be hampered and lead to infertility. So-called muscle knots (fibroids) in the uterus are always the cause of a persistent infertility or miscarriages.

Malformations of ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus

Another reason for physical causes, and thus for a infertility are in very rare cases, abnormalities in the reproductive organs, which are usually congenital.

Polycystic ovary (PCO)

Common cause of infertility in women is the appearance of many small cysts in the ovaries, a so-called polycystic ovary.

Treatment of physical causes

Cysts and tumors, and adhesions, polyps or fibroids can be surgically removed or dissolved. Congenital malformations are no longer operational to solve it.

Hormonal disorders

There are some hormonal causes an infertility have as a result:

  • Overproduction of male hormones
  • Elevated prolactin in the blood. Prolactin is a hormone that the ovulation is suppressed
  • Altered hormone levels by an impaired ovarian function
  • Dysfunction of the midbrain or the Hirnharndrüse. These release important hormones in the maturation of ovarian follicles

Treatment of hormonal causes

Treatment options here can be in the form of tablets or infusions, the effect lasts for one month. In parallel, an ultrasound or blood test is performed to observe the egg maturation. Furthermore, homeopathic and herbs and acupuncture popular applications, which provide good services.

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Girl or Boy? Determine Your Childs Sex

Boy or girl? Who wants a baby, would especially like that it is healthy. Within the United States they now allow a new technique with which the sex can be determined. It is utilized by a process called preimplantation genetic diagnosis. As we’ve progressed as human beings we’ve consistently made progress in our desire to allow the gift of life to whomever desires it, and now it has allowed you to pick the sex of your child.

The term pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is used to denote procedures that do not look for a specific disease but use PGD techniques to identify embryos at risk.

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The sperm determines the sex of a child. The egg of the woman carries in itself always an X chromosome. A sperm cell fertilizes the egg, then either merge the two into a XX or XY combination. So it depends on the sperm, whether the offspring is a boy or a girl.

There are numerous tips on how to determine the sex of the child desire the same. Diet, time of ovulation or sexual position to have an impact on.

So there is now a technology that allows this sex selection before conception. The sperm are stained and separated according to sex. The sorted sperm is then used in artificial insemination.

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The question is whether it will be a boy or a girl is especially important if you’re trying to avoid a sex limited genetic diseases. As muscular dystrophy and hemophilia – seem to affect primarily or even exclusively members of one sex.

The new method can avoid parents to transfer these genetic diseases to their children. Another advantage is, according to a study at the University Hospital of Basel , that the number of additional embryos, which is required for preimplantation genetic diagnosis usually can be reduced.

Even U.S. studies have shown that patients who wanted to get a girl by using the new technique, approximately 93 percent of pregnant women have received has become a female child. The desire for a boy, it was almost 85 percent.

There is always more progress to be made, and there is some additional conversations to have regarding the morality of what they call “playing God”, that subject is not the point of this article. In regards to avoiding sex based genetic problems by being able to determine the sex of the child offers hope to many who fear bring a child into this world who may not be able to linger for as long as they like.

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Pregnancy Risks Education

If you say that you’re pregnant, you get a first set of recommendations. From friends, family members, doctors, people on the street or the package labels of different products. “Do this!”, “Do not make just that!”, “Do not drink alcohol!”, “Stay away from smokers!”, “Do not take too much caffeine to be!”, “Do not eat Sushi! “,” Think twice about it before you get on a roller coaster “. But no one says.! “Do not drive” What is the risk of driving a car, however, can be just as dangerous as smoking or drinking. As we analyze these kind of things, it’s important to understand the real risks for pregnancy. We recently went to in infertility clinic and we were lucky enough to get pregnant, what a tragedy it would be to go through all of that work to get pregnant only to lose it in a simple car crash.

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The risk for pregnant women behind the wheel is so relevant that doctors should ask mothers about their future driving habits. These are at least the conclusions which Professor Hank Weiss of the University of Otago in New Zealand draws in his study of the risk of injuries caused by an accident during pregnancy. “The degree of risk in this case is as large as in smoking or alcohol drinking,” as the doctor. To be involved in a traffic accident, can lead to complications such as premature birth or the detachment of the placenta.

The car is so deeply rooted in our lives today that we rarely consider it as a possible health problem. But that’s it. And not just because of the pollutants that indeed affect the whole population. For vulnerable people – such as pregnant women – it also provides a particularly high risk dar. two decades, White has examined the risks that exist for pregnant women and the fetus in a car accident. In his last – in the Journal of the Australasian Epidemiological Association released – this work he examined statistics from New Zealand, which show that 21 fetuses or newborns were between 1997 and 2007 in Oceania dead to the world. The island has – in Portugal and the U.S. – the highest percentage of vehicles on. And the distance is between 15 and 39 years, the New Zealand average, women cover there is also increased by 40% between 1990 and 2000.

Driving means increased risk. In the United States provide car accidents – according to another of Weiss and his colleague Catherine Vladutiu 2011 in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published articles – the greatest accident risk for women during pregnancy represents a larger fall than a foot or by bicycle. Car accidents during pregnancy are the first cause of the accidental death of the fetus and the mother as well as for serious injury cases and deaths in the U.S. Every year, 92,500 pregnant women pull injuries in a car.

“We have created a climate that encourages the intensive use of the car,” says White. At the same time, more and more women are of childbearing age in the labor market and drive the car every day to work. However, as more and more pregnant women are exposed to the risk of a car accident, corresponds to the message that send the charge of public health, not of this reality. “You’d have to win the doctors for it is still a recommendation, which should be arrested in everyday life”. However, the reality in a way that non-driving in a car-centric world is in fact not an option.

Pregnant women should always have at least the seat belt around the hips and be informed of the risks of airbags. If possible, also driving a car at night or in bad weather should be avoided. Although these measures may in a world in which the car belongs to everyday life, appear extreme, you should think about it because of the risks to include these considerations in the Decalogue for pregnant women. White goes on here purely statistical. ” If you can reduce the distances that you normally put back by car, by half, the risk is reduced by half, “he concludes.

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