Infertility – What Causes It ? is the inability to conceive a child.Infertility is also about a woman who is unable to carry a baby for the full 40 weeks.There are many reasons for Infertility.Some of these can be treated medically, with methods such as IVF.
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization. This is when an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body.
Infertility continues to increase. This is most likely due to the lifestyle we live today.People are also having children later in life as well, due to lifestyle,careers,etc.It is a 40% split between men and woman when it comes to infertility problems, with the other 20% coming from complications from both partners.

What increases a man’s risk of infertility?

A man’s sperm can be changed by his overall health and lifestyle. Some things that may reduce the health or number of sperm include:

  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Drugs
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Age
  • Environmental toxins, including pesticides and lead
  • Health problems such as mumps, serious conditions like kidney disease, or hormone problems
  • Medicines
  • Radiation treatment and chemotherapy for cancer

What causes infertility in women?

Most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.
Less common causes of fertility problems in women include:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes.
  • Physical problems with the uterus
  • Uterine Fibroids

What things increase a woman’s risk of infertility?

Many things can change a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include:

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Excess alcohol use
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Athletic training
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Health problems that cause hormonal changes.

My wife and I had both of our children very easily which I am very grateful for, considering my Epilepsy. We know at least 4 couples who had the above problems. My children are so special to me. I can’t imagine life without them, as many parents would feel.


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