Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that impairs the ability to achieve pregnancy. Infertility equally impacts men and women; about one third of the cases are due to male factor, one third to the female and the remaining to the combination of both partners.
Causes of infertility include a wide range of physical as well as emotional factors.
A few preventive measures that can be taken are :
Prevent undue stress and fatigue, as they can hinder proper ovulation and fertilization of a woman's egg cell. Try to practice meditation and yoga. Having a relaxing massage or going to a spa to dip in a therapeutic spa treatment can also be helpful.
Eating healthy and regular exercise is another way to help prevent infertility. Eating healthy food and keeping yourself fit will help keep your body's system running smoothly and will help keep your menstrual periods regular.
Smoking and alcohol should be avoides as it can lower your chances of conceiving. Consuming too much caffeine can also affect your bodily functions try to do so in moderation.
The most common factors for female infertility are :
Blocked falloplan tube as the result of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Use of an intrauterine (IUD) contraceptive device Diagnosis is done by investigations like hormone assay, ultra sound / MRI scans and HSG.
There is a lack of awareness about non-surgical treatment of blocked fallopian tubes. Such treatment is performed by an interventional radiologist and the benefits are no pain, no surgical scar, performed on daycare, return to normal daily activities immediately. Moreover, it is cost effective. A patient with blocked tubes on both side can have them fixed in one sitting.
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is useful in detecting abnormalities of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. It provides an accurate picture of the site and extent of obstruction of the tubes. The procedure usually taken 30 to 45 minutes and a patient can go home after one hour.