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Infertility (Childlessness) In women

In a country like India that has the highest infertility rate in the world, Infertility is no less than a curse. Although the condition of infertility equally affects both men and women, it is often considered as a women’s fault. However, as per the Women's Health Organization, in two-third of infertility are caused by the women factors while in other one-third cases, men are the ones who are responsible for infertility.

Female infertility or childlessness is the condition where an individual fails to conceive even after trying for more than 6 months or a year. There are several factors that contribute to the condition of infertility in women. When compared to male infertility the female infertility is quite hard to diagnose. The treatment of infertility depends upon the cause of infertility which can be detected after conducting a few tests. Once treated, a couple can easily conceive the child and live a normal life like anyone else.

If you think you might be infertile or having trouble while getting pregnant then, consulting with your doctors will help you to figure out the treatment that can help you with your condition.

Symptoms of Infertility in women

Not being able to conceive is one of the obvious symptoms of infertility in women. There are numerous factors that contribute to infertility in women, and symptoms of each factor can vary greatly. Out of all here are some of the most common symptoms of infertility in women:

Irregular periods: The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long but 30 to 31 days of the cycle is also considered as normal as long as they are consistent. However, if the monthly cycle fluctuation happens greatly that she can’t even calculate when her next period might arrive then, she is experiencing an irregular period that often leads to infertility.

Painful or heavy periods: Cramps are normal during the monthly cycle but periods bring so much pain may be a sign of endometriosis.

No periods: It is common for women to skip one month or two due to factors like stress, heavy workouts, and conditions like hormonal imbalance of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). But if you haven’t got your period for months then, it is time to get your infertility checked.

Hormonal imbalance: Hormonal imbalance in the body can lead to potential issues with fertility in women. Therefore, it is important to get them checked and under control to lead a healthy sexual life.

Pain during sex: experiencing pain during sex is not normal. It could be related to underlying conditions like hormone issues, endometriosis, and other issues that contribute to infertility.

Treatment of infertility (Childlessness) In women at sexual health care clinic

Although several treatments for infertility are available in the market the price tag that is attached with them is quite hefty. Also, most of these treatments do not guarantee a 100% success rate and can have severe effects on the body and reproductive system. At the Sexual Healthcare clinic, the problem of female infertility is treated through the practices of Vajikaran which is the part of the ancient Ayurveda that is proposed to benefit people who are suffering from sexual problems. The therapy to treat infertility proceeds by living in strict compliance, and directions. Also, various cleansing methods take place to reduce the effects of the corrupted lifestyle which is the main cause of infertility. The specialist doctors at the clinic also offer herbs-mineral combinations to treat the condition while ensuring it has minimal or no side effects on the body. You can always visit the Sexual Healthcare Clinic to consult with an expert regarding your infertility without any hesitation.

When to Consult a doctor?

It is completely normal for women to feel shy while discussing a private topic like infertility with a doctor but overlooking or hiding the problem can lead to permanent infertility. Therefore, you should immediately consult a doctor if you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms. In addition, women who are above the age of 30 or have a previous history of inflammatory disease, PCOS, endometriosis, or prior cancer treatment should frequently visit the clinic for routine check- ups and consultation.

Causes of infertility in women

The condition of infertility occurs under the following conditions:

First: if the woman is not ovulating regularly
Second: the sperm count of your partner is low
Third: your fallopian tubes are damaged

These three main conditions have different underlying causes that range from:

Ovulation disorder: in the condition of ovulation disorder the woman fails to produce eggs on a frequent basis which reduces the fertility rate. This condition is common in women who are suffering from:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Too much prolactin

The main cause of ovulation disorder is the imbalance of reproductive hormones triggered by the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.

Damage to the fallopian tubes
Fallopian tubes are the path through which fertilized egg reaches the uterus for fertilization. Blockage or damage to fallopian tubes can prevent sperms from fertilizing the egg or block the way to reach the uterus.

Condition of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is the condition where tissues similar to tissues that grow inside the uterus start growing in other locations. This condition can prevent egg and sperm from uniting. Several studies claim it is also indirectly linked with infertility in women.

Uterine causes
Several uterine causes such as Benign polyps or tumour, Cervical stenosis, Endometriosis, inflammation and uterine abnormalities from birth can lead to infertility in women.

Health Risk of Infertility in women
Infertility in women can cause physical and emotional suffering especially when you are living in a society where infertility is considered as a curse. However, along with mental suffering, the underlying causes of infertility in women are often linked with other health-related problems such as tumours in uterus, ovulation disorder, pelvic issues, and more. Therefore, neglecting or overlooking some of the most common symptoms of infertility can lead to greater and irreversible damage to the reproductive system.

Prevention of infertility or childlessness
As explained earlier, infertility in women is caused by several underlying factors including ovulation cycle, fallopian tubes, endometriosis, and other uterine causes. Although it is nearly impossible to prevent all of these factors, you can adapt some healthy habits to reduce the risk of infertility. Here are some things you should avoid to reduce the risks of infertility:

Smoking: Regular smoking habits doesn’t only damage the fallopian tubes but also increases the risks of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. Hence, quit smoking before starting with fertility treatment. Alcohol: Alcohol and drug abuse can lead to a decreased rate of fertility in women. Quite an alcohol consumption if you are planning to conceive in the near future. Caffeine intake: cutting down your daily caffeine intake from 2 to 3 cups can have a positive impact on your fertility. Overweight: excess or overweight in women can increase the risks of ovulation disorder and hormonal imbalance. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.

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