Infertility is the failure of a woman to become pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse. Infertility affects about 10% of all couples. A wide range of physical and emotional factors may cause infertility. Ovulatory disorders are one of the most common reasons why women are unable to conceive. Fortunately, approximately 70% of these cases can be treated successfully.
Main causes of infertility in women
- Hormonal problem
- Medical conditions
- Follicle problems
- Scarred ovaries
- Premature menopause
The process of ovulation depends upon the complex balance of hormones and their interaction and any disruption of hormonal balance can hinder ovulation. Normal hormonal balance in the female body helps in healthy egg production and regular menstruation and ovulation. Normal hormone balance supports overall systematic health which is beneficial to the pregnancy and conception process. This normal hormonal balance can be achieved by FertilAid for Women that govern the monthly cycle and reproduction.
- Cancer or tumor
- Ovarian cysts
- Clotting disorder
- Thyroid disease
- Certain medication like chemotherapy drugs
It is important to consult with your doctor to address any underlying medical condition to rule out structural or genetic problems that cause infertility. No medicine (including herbal medicine) can help if there are severe structural or genetic problems that affect fertility. It is important to know the cause so that you receive the correct treatment.
The pituitary gland produces follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) which helps in controlling the menstruation cycle. The amount of FSH varies throughout a women’s menstrual cycle and is highest just before she releases an egg (ovulates). Ovaries will be unable to ovulate properly if either too much or too little FSH is produced. This can occur due to physical injury, a tumor or if there is a chemical imbalance in the pituitary gland. One should conduct FSH tests to find the cause of infertility and evaluate a woman’s egg supply and menstrual problem. Medical professionals may decide the infertility treatment, based on this test.
Extensive, invasive or multiple surgeries for repeated ovarian cysts may damage or scarred ovaries. Due to damaged ovaries, follicles cannot mature properly resulting in failed ovulation. Infection in ovaries may also have an adverse effect and may cause infertility in women.
Some women cease menstruation and begin menopause before the normal age. When a woman experiences menopause, she no longer has follicles to produce into eggs and therefore no longer gets her menstrual period. Premature menopause is different from premature ovarian failure.
In most cases, infertility is due to the reasons other than medical conditions or structural or genetic problems. Infertility due to underlying medical conditions is required to be treated by a qualified registered medical professional whereas hormonal problems can be treated with natural/herbal remedies. Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the solid health of the female reproductive system, supporting healthy and efficient ovulation and conditions for conception. In more recent times, research has confirmed this traditional wisdom.
Good conception tips include keeping a healthy weight (not underweight or overweight); as it’s the body’s way of judging if you can sustain a pregnancy. Emotional health is also important and many experts agree that stress and even past trauma may play a part in a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Natural flower essences may also be very useful to support emotional conditions around conception.