Research Paper On Infertility

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INFERTILITY- ARE YOU UNDER STRESS?
Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most people and six months in certain circumstances. Infertility may be due to a single cause in either male or female, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective therapies for overcoming infertility. These treatments significantly improve the chances of becoming pregnant.

There has been a 20-30% rise in cases of infertility both in men and women in the last five years in India. The alarming increase is blamed on lifestyle changes resulting in stress and obesity caused by lack of physical activity,
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This shows a decrease in the egg quality. Lack of sexual activity is also a contributing factor, So it's very important that both men and women go for a check-up at the right age to enjoy parenthood.

Can Stress Have an Effect on Your Fertility?

Believe it or not, our bodies are equipped to prevent conception from occurring during times of extreme stress. The presence of adrenalin, the hormone that is released by our bodies during stressful times, signals to our body that conditions are not ideal for conception. Adrenaline inhibits us from utilizing the hormone progesterone, which is essential for fertility. It also causes the pituitary gland to release higher levels of prolactin, which also causes infertility to occur.

How Stress Impacts Fertility
Recent research tells us that stress boosts levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, which inhibits the body’s main sex hormones GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) and subsequently suppresses ovulation, sexual activity and sperm count.
GnRH is responsible for the release of Luteinizing hormones and follicle-stimulating hormones by the pituitary, the suppression of testosterone, estrogens, and sexual
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There are many possible causes of infertility. Unfortunately, in about one-third of cases no cause is ever identified.

Causes of infertility in women ▪ Ovulation disorders - problems with ovulation are the most common cause of infertility in women, experts say. Ovulation is the monthly release of an egg. In some cases the woman never releases eggs, while in others the woman does not release eggs during some cycles. Ovulation disorders can be due to:

Premature ovarian failure
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
Hyperprolactinemia.
Poor egg quality
Overactive thyroid gland
Underactive thyroid gland

▪ Problems in the uterus or fallopian tubes

The egg travels from the ovary to the uterus (womb) where the fertilized egg grows. If there is something wrong in the uterus or the fallopian tubes the woman may not be able to conceive naturally. This may be due to:
Previous Surgery

Submucosal fibroids

Endometriosis
Previous sterilization treatment . Causes of infertility in
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