Infertility means not being able to conceive after one year of trying in females. Or, six months, if a female is 35 or older. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. Infertility in males refers to the inability of a male to achieve a pregnancy in a fertile female. About one-third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause is found.
At bodhin, we follow a protocol that is non-invasive & an alternative to infertility treatments like IUI or IVF. We have experienced a lot of patients after repeated failed attempts at IUI or IVF getting positive results in 2-3 cycles with our treatment. With changing lifestyles there has been a five-fold rise in the number of patients being treated for infertility, also with history of miscarriage. In such trivial conditions with the help of our protocols would help you to tackle various causes of infertility in males as well as females.
Male & female causes for infertility are discussed below:
Ovulation problems in women
Not ovulating is the cause of problems in about 3 in 10 couples. In some women this is a permanent problem. In some it is intermittent: some months ovulation occurs, and some months it doesn't. There are various causes of ovulation problems including:
- Early (premature) menopause.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This can also cause excessive hair growth, acne, and menstrual problems, and is associated with obesity.
- Hormone problems - for example, too much prolactin hormone. This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland that lies just beneath the brain and helps with milk production. Too little or too much thyroxine hormone (produced by the thyroid gland in the neck) also affects fertility.
- Being very underweight or overweight. This can affect your hormone balance that can affect ovulation.
- Chronic (long-term) illnesses. Some women with severe chronic illnesses, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cancers and kidney failure, may not ovulate.
- A side effect from some medicines is a rare cause.
Fallopian tube, cervix or uterine problems
These are the cause in about 2 in 10 couples with infertility. Problems include:
- Endometriosis, which causes about 1 in 20 cases of infertility. Tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) is found outside of the uterus. It is trapped in the pelvic area and can affect the ovaries, uterus, and nearby structures. It often causes lower abdominal pain and / or painful periods.
- Previous infection of the uterus and Fallopian tubes (pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)) is another common cause. PID can cause scarring and damage which can affect fertility. For example, scar tissue may block the egg (ovum) from travelling down the Fallopian tubes.
- Previous surgery to the Fallopian tubes, cervix or uterus.
These occur in about 2 in 10 cases. Some men are born with testes that do not make any sperm or they make very few sperm. Some are born without testes or without a vas deferens. The most common reason for male infertility is a problem with sperm due to an unknown cause. The sperm may be reduced in number, less mobile (less able to swim forwards), and / or be abnormal in their form.
There are a variety of things that may affect sperm production and male infertility. These include:
- Certain hormone problems.
- Current or past infection of the testes.
- Tumours of the testes.
- Testes that haven't descended (dropped) properly.
- Side effects of some medicines and street drugs.
- Regular excess heat (regular saunas, hot baths, etc.) is possibly a cause.
- Environmental factors may be relevant in some men. For example, a lot of exposure to chemicals, X-rays, or heavy metals.
- A varicocele may possibly affect male fertility. A varicocele is common and is like a varicose vein in the scrotum (the skin that covers the testes). Varicoceles are found in just over 1 in 10 men with normal sperm and 1 in 4 men with abnormal sperm.
No cause can be found in about 3 in 10 couples with infertility.
Age can be a factor
Older women tend to be less fertile than younger women. The fall off of fertility seems to be greatest once you are past your middle 30s. For women aged 35-39, the chance of conceiving is about half that of women aged 19-26. It is also thought that men over the age of 35 are half as likely to achieve a pregnancy when compared with men younger than 25.
Stress can be a factor.
Some studies have shown that stress at work may reduce the chance of a woman conceiving. If the male or the female partner is stressed, this can affect libido and how often the couple has sex.
Our protocols work effectively & give results in 2-3 cycles even if you suffer form:
- Secondary Infertility
- Frequent miscarriages
- Blocked fallopian tube
- Unexplained infertility
- Male infertility due to low sperm count, low mobility, low semen quantity etc.
The medicines work to procure the root cause of one's condition.
Detailed case taking & examination:
This is the first step when a patient visits 1st time. An elaborate case taking & examination helps the physician to arrive at a diagnosis. Case taking means discussion with the couple. Here necessary tests are advised.
Dietary & lifestyle modifications:
Modifications in one's lifestyle & diet is equally important as medicines. Sometimes obesity interferes in achieving the results. Here exercising becomes an important part of ones treatment plan.
Supplements like vitamins, minerals etc. whenever needed are prescribed according to the individual needs of the patient.
Customized treatment plan is prescribed to each patient to achieve rapid, gentle & safe cure.
After achieving results & stopping the treatment the results are sustained, for e.g. Incase of male infertility due to low sperm count even after stopping treatment the sperm count does not come down as in conventional treatment after stopping hormonal treatment the sperm count lowers.
Also this treatment protocol is gentle & safe & causes no pain as it is non-invasive.
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