Male of female infertility


Characteristics of infertility

INFERTILITYis the inability of the woman or man to produce offspring. Infertility is a problem that is increasingly growing.

It is believed that 20% of couples show or have showed infertility problems at some time in their lives.

Types of infertility

There are two types of infertility:

Primary infertility: Couples who have never been able to become pregnant

Secondary Infertility: Couples who have been parents at least once, but have not been able to become pregnant again.

Symtomps of infertility

- Inability to get pregnant: After many attempts, she still maintains the period without becoming pregnant. It considers a period of at least 1 year of unprotected sex.

Causes of infertility

There are many causes that can lead to infertility.

  • Among the most common in women, we can consider the following: anatomical changes, such as a too big or too small uterus, no fallopian tubes, deficient ovaries which do not produce ovules; hormonal changes, such as the existence of too many male hormones that leads to a lack of ovulation, shortage of progesterone, which does not allow the maintenance of pregnancy and other factors, such as menopause, amenorrhoea, vaginismus, cysts or tumors.

  • In men, we could mention the following among the the main causes: impotence or inability to maintain an erection, which prevents the penetration, the lack of sperm (azoospermia) or small amount of them in the seminal fluid (oligozoospermia), varicose veins in the scrotum (varicocele), testicles that have not fallen enough to the scrotum (cryptorchidism) or have undergone some process of torsion, blocked sperm ducts, too much heat in the scrotum, ingestion of medicine, drugs or chemicals leading to a reduction of sperm, presence of testicular tumors, sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, etc.

In both cases the presence of emotional problems can lead to infertility: preventing adequate ovulation in women or leading to a poor sperm production in men.

Being overweight or extremely thin because of slimming diets or certain diseases, such as anorexia, are responsible for the decline in fertility in many cases.

Any event that prevents proper cooling of the testicles influences male fertility.

For example, inadequate clothing which puts his testicles under too much pressure, like tight jeans, working many hours seated, with the resulting compression of the testicles, or keeping them in contact for too long with a heat source or hot water, are causes that have been associated with a decreased fertility, beacause of increasing testicular temperature which leads to less moving sperm.

Ingestion of snuff, alcohol or coffee can lead to a decrease in fertility. Alcohol during pregnancy is responsible for some cases of miscarraige. Similarly, alcohol consumption in men increases the temperature of the testicles by reducing sperm movility.

Coffee reduces the chance of pregnancy in women. Similarly, the ingestion of foods containing caffeine can lead to the same consequences.

(Caffeine is an alkaloid present in plants such as coffee (Coffea arabica L.), tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze), mate (Ilex paraguensis), cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.), orange, (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck), lemon (Citrus limon (L.) BURMAN f.). It excites the nervous system, increases heart rate and promotes the elimination of urine. A prolonged use produces plenty of excitement, prevents dreams and irritates the stomach lining.)

Diagnostics and treatment of infertility

In case you have this problem, the couple must go to a specialist to determine that there is no abnormality of the listed above. A study to test the amount and mobility of sperm in the man or the presence of eggs in women is strongly recommended.

At a couple level, it is recommended to take advantage of the stronger periods of ovulation to have intercourse when considereing getting pregnant. A fresh water shower before intercourse helps you relax and lowers the temperature of the scrotum. High temperatures of the scrotum damage the sperm.

Natural treatment of infertility involves the use of a series of natural resources that help increase the fertility of men or women.

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