What Causes Infertility?

Infertility is the state where you are unable to conceive due to natural or unnatural factors and there are many people who have problems in this area. There are quite a few causes of infertility as well as means to prevent it, in certain cases.

There are a number of factors that can cause infertility.

Physical abnormalities play a role in the efficiency of the reproduction system. Endometriosis is a disease that is defined by the presence of an endometrial tissue which is outside of the uterus. This causes pain in the pelvic area and infertility. Another physical abnormality could be block fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are the link between the uterus and the ovaries, if this is blocked then it’s impossible for fertilisation to take place naturally.

Hormonal imbalances can cause infertility as well. When a woman produces too much or too little of a particular hormone it can have an effect on her fertility. The primary glands, namely the hypothalamus, thyroid and the pituitary glands are the ones that product the reproductive hormones. The hypothalamus can be affected by stress, certain medications and diseases. If the thyroid is underactive it can interfere with ovulation. When microscopic tumours on the pituitary gland secrete a hormone called prolactin, then it can interfere with ovulation also.

Ovulatory disorders are another cause of infertility in women. Certain women find that they either ovulate irregularly or not at all. This could be a result of hormonal imbalances. An example of an ovulatory disorder includes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which is a condition where the adrenal glands and ovaries produce too much male hormone. This leads to the ovary filling with cysts of immature follicles that are not able to generate eggs.

The immune system that is supposed to be a friend to your body can also be a foe when it comes to reproduction. The woman’s immune system may detect the sperm as a foreign body and attempt to destroy it. This makes it very difficult for fertilisation to commence.

Infertility is caused in many ways and it is different in every case. The first step to consult with a fertility doctor in order to determine what the cause of infertility is in your case. Every case is unique because, of course, two people are involved. Once the fertility doctor is able to diagnose your case, you can move on to a possible solution based on the treatment options made available to you.

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