there has been a rapid increase in fertility problems and a great number of couples are finding it very difficult to conceiveIn the recent times, there has been a rapid increase in fertility problems and a great number of couples are finding it very difficult to conceive. Therefore, more and more people are now resorting to fertility treatments to help start a healthy family.
The causes for the fertility problems could be abnormal ovulatory conditions such as blockage in fallopian tubes, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. It is not only females that are falling victim to these problems and abnormalities. Males also suffer from abnormal conditions leading to infertility. Sometimes the cause of the infertility may remain undetermined even after stringent medical investigations, checkups and tests from the best doctors available. Even if the infertility cause is determined, not everyone can afford the consequent treatments. Fertility treatment can become quite expensive and due to this most couples become reluctant to go in for these treatments. There can be many contributing factors to infertility such as excessive exercise, unhealthy dieting and general health of an individual.
Keep an Eye:
In order to enhance the fertility, you must first determine a time at which you are most fertile. Couples sometimes having trouble in conceiving can be directly related to sexual intercourse at the wrong times in your menstrual cycle. You need to keep the woman’s phases of ovulation in mind. Making note of your menstrual cycle (fertility periods) will be very helpful in conception. The way to do this best is to monitor your body temperature, as and when you ovulate, your basal body temperature should rise. Sexual intercourse needs to ideally take place just before the release of an egg. You can also monitor the status and condition of the cervical mucus, which tend to take on a stringy or jelly like consistency during ovulation. You can maintain a fertility calendar to keep track. You can accordingly engage in proper sexual intercourse to maximize on the possibilities of conception.
Make a note:
The reproductive system needs proper nourishment and this can only be achieved from a healthy and balanced diet. The body weight must be bordering around the ideal body weight (considering your proportions) as this influences fertility. Overweight or underweight women are known to face a lot of problems in conceiving as the level of fat in your body has an effect on the hormones. Include vitamin C and antioxidants in the diet. These help in proper functioning of your reproductive system. Zinc is known to influence the semen and the testosterone levels in men. Male fertility can also be enhanced through intake of calcium vitamin D. Alcohol hampers one’s fertility to a large extent. Excess consumption of caffeine can also cause implications in fertility and hence should be avoided. Exercising, when grouped with a nutritious diet, is effective in curing certain ailments like PCOS, obesity etc., which are leading cause of infertility.
Did You Know?
Herbal remedies for fertility are also available widely and many have achieved benefit from these. You need to consult an experienced physician who can prescribe the right course of treatment for you. The herb chasteberry is widely known to promote fertility as it stimulates the pituitary glands which produce the sex hormones, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Chasteberry aids in maintaining a proper balance of the sex hormones. Also, the Chinese herb, dong quai is a popular remedy for menstrual problems. It also helps in regulation of estrogen levels in the female body, thereby enhancing fertility.