Infertility is the situation in which the couple is unable to fertile, or reproduces, due to some health issues related to fertility.
It’s been a taboo in our country or shall I say in our society that if a couple is not been able to reproduce, the issue must be with a women, there are very few who understands that the issue is no longer confined to women. Research suggests that there has been a 20-30 per cent rise in infertility cases within last five years in India. The Infertility issue could be either with male or female or with both. I recently had a chance to attend the event at National Craft Museum organised by Infertility Dost, who invited panel of experienced doctors for fertility talk. The panel included, Dr. Parul, Fertility Consultant, NVOA Clinic, Dr. Roma, Phycologist, Gangaram Hospital, Ms. Gitanjali Banerjee, winning over infertility after 10 years, is the owner of ‘InfertiltyDost‘.
The initiative by Infertility Dost opened the way to Fertility Wellness by facilitating and empowering couples undergoing infertility with support and knowledge to manage their journey better and to endure pain with dignity.
Ms Gitanjali Banarjee the owner of Infertility Dost aims to educate people about the issue and try putting an end to the social stigma concocted to women who cannot conceive. She believes that as people, we should stop discussing making it a big issue of the subject infertile, as one can overcome the situation in many ways in today’s high-technology age.
Based on the panel discussion to find out the root cause behind Infertility is quite a complex process as it involves loads of investigation and research. It’s like searching for needle in a haystack. However based on continuous studies and recent investigations the panel shared some of the reasons that cause Infertility.
Here are few reasons that cause Infertility:
- Unhealthy Lifestyle:
The current generation is the Generation of most unhealthy Lifestyle. They rely on fast food and cold drink more than the home cooked meal, the Fast food and cold drink tend to reduce fertility to a big extent and people are not even aware of it. The unhealthy Lifestyle plays a major role in promoting infertility among people. People are obsessed with alcohol, cold drinks, packed food, and unaware of the fact that all these items come under unhealthy lifestyle which will sooner or later affect your fertility wellness. The unhealthy social life also leads to anxiety, depression, stress, obesity which is then caused by lack of physical exercise which results in medical disorders like Diabetes.
- Hormonal Problem:
Hormonal issues are natural. Hormones change from time to time, moment to moment. Age plays a vital role in fertility; one should understand that the vitality and sustainability of our body gets declined as we grow old. Couples should keep the age factor in mind while planning a baby. As in maximum cases fertility is on peak at the early age. Women’s are more fertile in there 20’s, and this cycle keeps on changing, While some remain fertile even into their late 30’s, however some women experience fertility problems at a younger age. Experts say that chances of conceiving decline with age, especially after 35.
The internal infection can cause infertility. Such infections occur due to unhygienic issues, PCOD/PCOS and sexually transmitted diseases. And on the other hand, for men tobacco consumption causes low sperm count. And alcohol increases leukocyte count in seminal fluid and reduce semen quality and low testosterone.
- Cervical Issue:
Some women have issue in cervical canal that prevents the sperm passing through it.
- Expose to harmful substances:
Harmful substances like harmful Rays or radiation can also cause infertility. This is the reason that even pregnant women are suggested to avoid using phones, Laptops.
The infertility could be due to any reason to anyone. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t ever have a child in future. There are plenty of IVF Fertility Clinics which are available and providing consultations now. But before you choose an IVF Fertility Clinic make sure to check the success rate of the fertility specialist.
And apart from IVF Fertility Treatment there are various other ways too to treat infertility, and they are:-
Sometimes the reason of infertility is the improper intercourse.
The intercourse time should be with a gap of at least 6months in case of miscarriage. One should avoid eating fast food, in taking alcohol or drugs, also boycott smoking especially during the time of pregnancy.
Medications are available for hormonal activities that can manage and cure the ovulation problems in women.
- Intrauterine Insemination:
In this process, after rinsing semen with a special solution, the doctor places it into woman’s uterus while she is ovulating. It’s sometimes done while you’re taking medicines that help trigger the release of an egg.
Infertility can be cured naturally as well, by a healthy diet, staying happy, meditation, yoga and various other natural techniques.