Sometimes women do not know about a fertility problem until it’s time to conceive because some infertility issues tend to be silent and in addition to that some women take changes in them slightly. Many times couples get married and everything seemed normal before but when it’s time to get a little one panic rises.
Infertility issues can’t be predictable at times because you may see women get pregnant without difficulty but the moment one gets an abortion or an STD the next question to ask the doctor is whether they can get pregnant in the future when there is a need.
What are fertility problems?
These are issues that may hinder a woman from getting pregnant despite having unprotected sex and being normal. The fact is infertility problems are increasing day by day and in most cases women are unaware or not serious about the possibility of their occurrence. It was reported in 2013 from a survey in India that 61% partners are having fertility issues and what hurts above all is that they are in the age of child bearing (29-40).
Possible causes of infertility problems
As we move fast, so are the healthy issues because there are a number of circumstances and changes we go through. The foods we eat and our daily lifestyle affect us women today. Read below for the causes;
- Hormonal imbalances or changes. Progesterone, estrogen, cortisol and DHEA are some of the important hormones that a woman has to keep in balance for her to get pregnant. Stress, diet and depression can be the most cause of hormonal imbalance in women and yet they are unaware about it at times.
- This is when the lining of the uterus is not completely removed after the menstruation period. The lining has to go off the uterus when the egg is not fertilized and where this fails, it results into its spread to other body parts around causing this infertility issue.
- Ovulation disorders. When a woman fails to get regular periods or periods with little or too much blood released. A woman may also fail to release eggs for fertilization resulting into infertility.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The actual cause of this problem is not yet identified but doctors relate it to hormonal imbalances. Women are different from one another so the cause of this problem differs in every woman
- Problems with the fallopian tubes. In case your fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged due to ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory diseases and uterine fibroids it prevents the eggs from being fertilized. In other wards the egg can’t pass from the ovaries to the uterus.
- Poor quality eggs. When a woman produces low quality eggs it will result into infertility.
- Unknown infertility issues. This is when the doctor can’t see the actual problem. I earlier talked about the situation where a woman seems normal and healthy but she can’t get pregnant. Some women get pregnant easily while for others it’s a tag of war.
Solutions/ how to prevent these infertility issues
- It is true that in other cases the problem of infertility can be heredity but women can also do the following to deal with it
- Regular exercises will make your body active and flexible. This releases stress hence preventing hormonal imbalances.
- Lifestyle, avoid smoking and alcoholism for a better reproductive system
- Maintain a healthy diet full of proteins, fruits and vegetables for the restoration of lost cells and tissue.
- A surgery can also be recommended by your doctor where necessary
Fertility issues rise each day but in case you see any unexpected change it is better to report to the doctor and deal with it in the early stage.