01 April 2017

Three Health Conditions That Can Cause Infertility



By Dr Ariana Martins



Infertility in both women and men can be caused by many types of adverse health conditions. In fact sometimes it is just a matter of lifestyle that comes in the way of conceiving a child. However, for some couples, it is more serious where the source of infertility issues are more complicated. While infertility affects both sexes, let us specifically take a look at three conditions that comes in the way of a woman getting pregnant.


1) Blocked Fallopian Tubes: This is a serious issue that may not just come down to lifestyle changes. Women having blocked fallopian tubes will have difficulties in getting pregnant. In fact the whole menstrual cycle of the woman gets affected naturally leading to infertility. In this condition, the fallopian tubes on either side of the woman's uterus get blocked. These tubes are not able to carry eggs or sperm to and from the ovaries. If a woman is suffering from blocked fallopian tubes, then they need to first get a checkup scheduled to see the extent of the blockage. Sometimes, the tubes are damaged rather than simply blocked. Damage can occur due to past surgeries or even past miscarriages during pregnancy. Any scratches or injuries to the fallopian tubes would immediately hamper its ability to carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. During intercourse, male sperm would also be unable to swim through the fallopian tubes to mate with the female eggs. It is advisable to try organic or natural treatment first to treat blocked fallopian tubes so that there are chances of a healthy pregnancy in the future.


2) Fibroids: Fibroids are another common but serious reason for causing infertility. Fibroids are basically present in the uterus of the woman and are benign in nature. However, sometimes fibroids start growing to such an extent where the neighboring organs start getting squeezed. Not just that but with the growth in the size of the fibroids, some organs can lose their natural shape and alter its functioning in the body. Being present in the uterus, fibroid growth directly affects all reproductive organs around it and must be treated as soon as possible in order to conceive a baby. However, it should be noted that fibroids are generally present in most women and its mere presence would not lead to infertility. Its size and location would matter more since these two aspects affect the organs around the fibroids.


3) High FSH Levels: Another condition affecting pregnancy is having high FSH levels. FSH stands for follicle stimulating hormone. This hormone is released by the pituitary gland and plays an important role in maturing of a woman's eggs. Typically a high follicle stimulating hormone level would correspond to lower egg reserve while a low or recommended FSH level would indicate better chances of getting pregnant. FSH would almost always relate to the ovarian reserve and hence it is better to get the level checked to ensure good health of your reproductive system. Typically FSH levels are checked on the second or third day of your menstrual cycle.


Dr Ariana Martins studies impact of natural and herbal remedies on infertility for both women and men. For more information regarding holistic natural fertility remedies, please visit http://www.dollyhamshealth.com/

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