Are you trying to conceive and not able to get pregnant even with frequent intercourse? Well, you should know that it might be a symptom of infertility. Some factors might be beyond your control, such as medical issues that affect the ability to conceive. But did you know that your lifestyle choices can have an effect on your fertility? Here’s what you should know about female infertility.
Female infertility causes
There are various medical issues that can contribute to female infertility. Listed below are the most common female infertility causes.
- Ovulation Disorders: These disorders affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. These include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid problems like hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
- Cervical Abnormalities: Uterine or cervical abnormalities such as polyps or fibroids in the uterus.
- Fallopian Tube Damage: Fallopian tube damage or blockage which is often caused by pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Endometriosis: Endometriosis which occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
- Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI): POI occurs when the ovaries stop working and menstruation ends before age 40.
- Pelvic Adhesions: These are bands of scar tissue that bind organs after pelvic infection, appendicitis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery.
- Certain medical conditions: Medical conditions associated with the absence of menstruation, such as poorly controlled diabetes, celiac disease and some autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Age also plays a role. Postponing pregnancy can decline the probability of your ability to conceive. A decline in the quantity and quality of your eggs with age makes it harder to conceive.
Healthy lifestyle choices can help you promote fertility. You can take the following steps.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or significantly underweight can inhibit normal ovulation.
- Prevent sexually transmitted infections: Infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are a leading cause of infertility for women.
- Avoid the night shift: Regularly working the night shift might put you at higher risk of infertility, perhaps by affecting hormone production. If you have to work the night shift, try to get sufficient sleep.
- Reduce stress: While stress won’t keep you from getting pregnant, consider minimizing stress and practicing healthy coping methods such as relaxation techniques when you’re trying to conceive.
- Quit smoking: Tobacco use is associated with lower fertility. Smoking can result in aging your ovaries and depleting your eggs too early.
- Limit alcohol consumption: Heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk of ovulation disorders. It is highly recommended to consider avoiding alcohol completely if you would like to conceive. Self-denial at conception and during pregnancy is usually suggested because a safe level of foetal alcohol consumption hasn’t been established.
- Avoid over exercise: Too much vigorous physical activity can inhibit ovulation and reduce the production of the hormone progesterone. If you have a healthy weight and you are thinking of conceiving soon, consider limiting vigorous physical activity.
When to book an appointment?
This totally depends on your age. If you’re unable to conceive even after trying for a year and your age is 35, then book an appointment as soon as possible. If you’re between 35 and 40, you’ve been trying to get pregnant for six months and still, you’re unable to conceive, book an appointment immediately. If you’re older than 40, then it is strongly recommended to book an appointment right away!
If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant and you’re concerned about the impact of your lifestyle choices on your fertility, book an appointment with your homeopath. The expert homeopaths who’re specialized in your health condition can help you identify ways to improve your fertility and boost your chances of getting pregnant with the best female infertility treatment.