Friday, 1 August 2014
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Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying. Or who have been trying sexual intercorse for more than 6 months with out any contraceptive aids and still have not succeeded in having a baby.
According to various studies conducted across India 20% ---30%, couples face some kind of infertility related issues at some point of time in their lives.
About 40% of these issues involve male infertility, while women take a 40% share, the remaining 20% are due to complications in both partners.
not able to get pregnant after one year of trying or 6 months if a women is 35 or older . Women who can get pregnant but, are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertility.
1. Failure to ovulate
A. Hormonal problems:-
Failure to produce mature eggs:- In approximately 50% of the cases of an anovulation. The ovaries do not produce normal follicle in which the eggs can mature. If egg are immature, ovulation is not possible, so fertilization becomes difficult.
The hypothalamus is the portion of the brain responsible for sending signals to the pituitary gland, which in turn sends hormones stimuli to the ovaries in the form of FSH and LH to initiate egg maturation. If the hypothalamus fails to act, the egg maturity is not possible .
Mal function of the pituitary gland: The pituitary's are responsible lies in producing and secreting FSH, LH. The ovaries will be unable to ovulate properly, if either too much or too little of these substances is produced.
B. Scarred ovaries :-
Physical damage to the ovaries may result in failed ovulation say for example by of any reason that leads to multiple surgeries for repeated ovarian cysts etc, may cause the capsule of the ovary become damaged or scarred , such that follicles cannot mature properly and ovulation does not occur. Infection may also have this impact.
C. Premature menopause :- Some women cease menstruation and begin menopause before normal age. There may be the chance of that their natural supply of eggs has been depleted or that the majority of cases occur in extremely athletic women with a long history of low body weight and vigorous exercise. There is also a genetic, or hereditary possibility may cause this condition.
D. Follicle problem :
Un explained un ruptured follicle syndrome occurs in women who produce a normal follicle with an egg inside of it, every month yet the follicle will not ruptured.
2.Causes of poorly functioning fallopian tubes :
A. Blocked fallopian tubes--
Infection :- Caused by both bacteria and viruses and usually transmitted sexually, these infections commonly cause inflammation resulting in scarring and damage.
B. Genital T.B :- It is one of the commonest chronic /long standing infections which results in blocked fallopian tube. And after overlooked
C. Abdominal diseases:- For example appendicitis, colitis causing inflammation of the abdominal cavity which can effect the fallopian tubes and lead to scaring and blockage.
D. Previous surgeries:- This is an important cause of tubal disease and damage. Pelvic or abdominal surgeries can result in adhesions that alter the tubes in such a way that eggs cannot travel through them.
E. Ectopic pregnancy :- This is a pregnancy that occurs in the tube itself, and even, if carefully and successfully overcome may cause tubal damage. And is a potentially life threatening condition.
E. Congenital defects:- In rare cases, may be born with tubal abnormalities, with uterus irregularities.
3.ENDOMETRIOSIS :- This condition is characterized by excessive growth of the lining of the uterus, called endometrium, growth occurs not only in the uterus but also elsewhere in the abdomen such as in the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the pelvis . Its includes heavy painful long lasting menstruation, painful intercourse, spotting and bleeding in b/w periods, and pre menstrual pain leads to infertility.
4. BEHAVIORAL FACTORS:- It is well known that certain personal habits and life style factors impact health. Diet, and exercise, smoking and alcohol are some of the major reasons.
5.ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL FACTORS:- The ability to conceive may be affected by exposure to various toxins or chemicals in work place or surrounding environment.
1. Patient history and physical examination is important
History Includes: Age, duration of infertility, menstrual history, pregnancy history, previous method of contraception’s, related hormonal diseases, family history of birth defects, mental retardation, early menarche, any use of alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs.
Physical Examination Includes: Weight, body mass index [B.M.I], B.P, pulse,
thyroid enlargement, breast secretions, and their character, signs of androgen excess, pelvic or abdominal tenderness, uterine size, shape, position and mobility, adnexal masses
vaginal or cervical abnormality, secretions or discharges.
1 Ovulatory function, and ovulation with follicular study.
2.Trans vaginal ultrasound
3.Thyroid profile, other hormonal profiles of L.H, FSH, PROLACTIN, S.ANTIMULLARIAN HARMONE, ESTRADIOL
5.H.S.G-Hystero Salpingo Graphy.
The Homeopathic approach towards the management of health problems is constitutional. In Homeopathic Treatment, concern individual patient through case history which includes totality of symptoms along with the unique physical ,mental and genetic.