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WHAT CAUSES FERTILITY PROBLEMS?

Mya Care Guest Blogger 18 Dec 2018
WHAT CAUSES FERTILITY PROBLEMS?

Disclaimer: Please note that Mya Care does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided is not intended to replace the care or advice of a qualified health care professional. Always consult your doctor for all diagnoses, treatments and cures for any diseases or conditions, as well as before changing your health care regimen.

If you've been trying to conceive a child for more than a year and have been unsuccessful, then it is possible that you, your partner or both of you have fertility problems. Fertility problems can be caused by a multitude of factors, which are unique to each gender.

Causes of Female Fertility Problems

Some Female fertility problems[1] might be more complicated than males, with many more variables to consider.

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Uterine or cervical irregularities or abnormalities
  • Problems with the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Early menopause
  • Ovarian damage
  • Genetic conditions
  • Chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes or cancer
  • Scar tissue
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Causes of Male Fertility Problems

Some Male fertility problems[2] may be less complex than female fertility problems but are equally difficult to contend with.

  • Abnormal production or function of the sperm
  • Genetic conditions
  • Chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes or cancer
  • Damage to reproductive organs

Risk Factors for Both Genders

There are many environmental factors that appear to have a negative impact on our overall fertility.

Your age, weight and exercise habits are all important indications of infertility risk. If you are older, have an unhealthy weight and do not exercise, then you have a higher chance of having fertility problems.

If you are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or are battling with another chronic disease, you may have difficulty conceiving. Constantly using certain pharmaceutical medications - such as antibiotics and anabolic steroids - is another way to increase the chance of accruing fertility problems.

Smoking or drinking alcohol both contribute towards infertility too and aught to be avoided by those who are trying to conceive.

If you are having a hard time conceiving a baby, talk to your nearest healthcare provider to see what you can do to have it treated.

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Source:

  • [1] http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/female-infertility/
  • [2] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/symptoms-causes/syc-20354317

 

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