FertilityProblem: Women face fertility problems due to these 5 reasons, know from experts!
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Reproductive problems are increasing day by day, due to which many couples are facing infertility. Infertility is the inability to conceive after unprotected intercourse for a year or more. Many women suffer from problems like fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), etc., which are associated with infertility. Dr. Kekin Gala, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai explains the causes of fertility problems.
Major causes of infertility in women
Lifestyle is a major cause of infertility problems. Factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, and weight gain can seriously affect fertility. This can lead to hormonal imbalance, low sperm count, etc. Both being overweight or underweight can adversely affect the menstrual cycle. Due to this one has to face irregular menstruation and sperm related problems.
One of the major factors contributing to late pregnancy fertility problems is advanced gestational age. Gynecologist Dr. Sarah Mitchell says pregnancy is postponed due to education, career, financial stability, or personal reasons, and then couples get older. The fertility of women decreases after the age of thirty-five. Due to this one may face difficulties in conceiving. As women age, sperm quality and quantity also decrease, while the risk of medical conditions that affect fertility, such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), increases.
Uterine fibroids are the most common problem in women and are more common in patients experiencing infertility. Fibroids may be the sole cause of infertility in 2-3% of women. About 5 to 10 percent of women develop uterine fibroids. The size and location of these lumps determine whether they will affect fertility or not. Tumors inside or in the lining of the uterus can affect fertility. Due to changes in the shape of the uterus, sperm are unable to enter it, which can lead to infertility. The blood supply to the uterus may be reduced. This reduces the ability of the embryo to adhere to the uterine wall and develop.
Environmental factors such as exposure to pesticides, chemicals, and pollutants are contributing factors to fertility problems. Toxins present in our environment can disrupt the balance of hormones needed for fertility. They can also affect egg quality and cause reproductive disorders.
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Infections after an abortion
If not treated after an abortion, infections such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can spread and affect your reproductive system, leading to long-term infertility. Untreated sexually transmitted infections can also cause infertility.