Monday, July 15, 2013


Infertility is not something that you have to be ashamed or embarrassed about. It is incredibly common in women, in fact over 10% of women in the world suffer from it. That's about 6.1 million women. The causes can vary in different women and in men. Infertility in men is caused by many different factors:
  • Heavy Alcohol Use
  • Drug Abuse
  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Age
  • Health Problems
  • Medicines
Infertility is mainly caused by blockage of the fallopian tubes in women, but can also be caused by physical problems with the uterus and also uterine fibroids. Other causes of infertility in women can vary:
  • Age
  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Heavy Alcohol Use
  • Stress
  • Poor Diet
  • Being Overweight or Being Underweight
There is hope for men and women who have been diagnosed as infertile. Most cases of infertility have been medical treated and these patients have gone on to have very successful childbirth. Blood tests, given by doctors, can help patients to better understand what is the blatant cause of their infertility. Once this is answered, doctors can pose many solutions to this problem. A few of the most successful routes to cure infertility have been:
  • Medical Therapy: Women are prescribed drugs that can help them with their ovulation process. Specific drugs can also enhance fertility by helping women to produce more eggs.
  • Intrauterine insemination: Semen in collected then placed in the uterus during ovulation. Any extra embryos that are formed can be frozen if the couple so wishes.
  • In vitro fertilization: Egg is placed in a culture dish, sperm is collected and added to it, then the egg is fertilized and placed into the uterus.
  • Egg donation: If a woman's eggs are the sole reason for her infertility, eggs can be donated by other women who are fertile. These eggs can be fertilized, then placed into the uterus in hopes that this will cure the infertility.
Medical therapy and in vitro have been the best two ways of curing infertility, but doctors take each case differently. Infertility is nothing to be scared of, with technology today, it is is hopeful that there will be a cure someday.

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