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Infertility is a condition that refers to the inability to conceive, even after regularly having unprotected sex for a period of 6 months at least. In most cases, infertility may also refer to the biological inability of a person to contribute to the process of conception; or to a woman who is incapable of carrying a pregnancy to its full term.
There are several causes behind infertility; but taking the current lifestyle of the people into account, stress and a sedentary lifestyle are emerging as major factors behind this condition.
How do stress and a sedentary lifestyle cause infertility?
1. Stress: Stress is turning into a major cause of infertility, esp. in women. A research carried out by Emory University observed 16 women between their mid 20s-30s, with normal weights for a period of 6 months to come to this conclusion. It found out that each of these women did not get their periods for the 6 months under observation due to high amounts of cortisol (stress hormone) in their body. Each of these women had really hectic work lifestyles, which indicated that women with stressful jobs are at a higher risk of experiencing infertility due to stress.
In fact, both the partners, when going through a period of stress, are unable to conceive. However, during periods when they felt good, their chances of having a baby increased dramatically.
2. A Sedentary Lifestyle: Again, more of a risk factor for women than men.
Amongst women, a sedentary lifestyle during teenage causes hormonal imbalance and anovulatory cycles more commonly seen in PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder - the development of multiple small cysts in the ovary) patients, which is a major cause for infertility.
As for men, those with a sedentary lifestyle generally tend to be overweight or obese, which can lead to low sperm quality. This, in turn, can significantly reduce a couple’s chances of conceiving.
What can do you to prevent infertility?
1. Stay Active: Acupressure, regular exercising, daily brisk walking, practicing yoga and meditation are some of the ways by which you can alleviate the problem of infertility. Each of these activities help in improving the flow of blood to your reproductive organs, which helps in the release of toxins from the body. They also help in enhancing the movement of the pelvic region and in reducing any type of inflammation and pain in the area, thereby increasing your chances of conceiving. The added benefit of practicing these is a significant reduction in your stress levels.
2. Eat Right: Diet too plays a major role. Certain foods are known to boost your fertility, while maintaining proper hormonal balance and reducing the chances of miscarriage. Foods like cold water fish, raw dairy, eggs, tomatoes and dark leafy greens among others should be a part of your daily diet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.
Sir I have bad habit of masterbation from the age 11 now this time I am 20 year old sir I have lost my weight and memory and facing night fall when I see any sexy girl or sexy seen.
What happens if I don't masturbate at all and just allow my body to remove semen through nightfall or by any non-manual method? Will this increase my semen concentration or sexual stamina?
Sir can I ask in hindi? Sir mere penis ke mouth me redness aur pain rehta hai aur motion ke time discharge bhi hota hai .what should I do?
I am 24 years old male. From past 3 days there is itching in my penis, yesterday when I checked I saw there is rashes on the head of the penis and there is yellowish liquid discharge from the rashes today. Even after cleaning the yellowish discharge it is coming again and again. Please tell the solution what should I do?
Hi sir. Size of penis is small flaccid size 1.4 And erect size is 3.3 Is my size right I want to be big penis and my age is 19 what problems are please answer me if any medicine gel oil I hope you will solve my problems.
Age: 17, Gender: Male I and my partner were making out while I ejaculated on her thighs and she was wearing here panty but we are afraid that if sperm might have got in then would she be pregnant So next day we visited gynaecologist she said chances were nil as she was wearing her under wear garments though we took an I-pill for protection so will it be useful And how after how much time will she get in periods? Yesterday she took it at 4: 00 pm on 23rd August And if she gets in period that means she is not pregnant is that right? Height, Weight, BMI Height (cm) BMIWeight (Kg)Edit.
Hi, I'm 23 years old and me and gf had unprotected intercourse on 8th October (19th day of her cycle. And I didn't ejaculate inside. After that she had her period on 20th October. Now she is not having the periods in that month. And she has no sign of PMS. I'm freaking out whether she is pregnant or not.
We are trying to a baby last two year. My semen analysis report is normal. My wife's period circle is 28 days. We intercourse 10 to 20 days after her period. If we intercourse 2days per a week she get conceive. When we intercourse daily sperm comes too late. Any medicine for me to sperm comes fast.
I have some regular early falls problem .which creates a bad situation in front of my girl friend. please suggest me what should I do?
Dear sir/ madam, Please advice me to get me out of this situation. My glans or you can say penis head is tilted a bit towards left from its normal position. It happened around when I was 15-16 years old. It happened due to bad way of masturbation. At that time I never realise about the problems it will cause in future. But now I am worrying a lot .because. Whenever I put my foreskin back during erection it hurts but It does not hurt when penis is small or not erected. I am virgin .I never had sex .so I don't know will it cause problems during sex with my partner ?or is it normal?. I will get married in 2-3 years from now. I do not want any surgery for it .i will never be ready for it. I am scared. Is there any other way out. Please doctor help me .everything that has happened is due to my ignorance at that time.
When I masturbate it take lot of time for coming up off semen and when it come only a little will come why?
I am suffering from Erectile dysfunction caused boy depression, stress and anxiety. I would love to get cured naturally. Please help.
It is important that we treat our body with care and ensure that we eat healthy and right, in order to support our body to function right. When the semen that spews upon ejaculation does not have the appropriate amount of sperm in it, this signifies a condition called Low Sperm Count. This is also called Oligospermia, while a complete lack of sperm in the fluid or semen is called Azoospermia. If a male has less than 15 million sperms in each millilitre of semen, then he is considered as a patient suffering from low sperm count.
This also makes a person infertile and lessens the chances of fertilising a partner's egg. The symptoms may include problems in gaining and retaining an erection, premature ejaculation problem, pain and discomfort, a lump in the penis, and inability to conceive a child. This may be caused due to infection, ejaculation problems, tumours, hormonal imbalances and Varicocele. The way to treat this condition is as follows:
- Surgery: A patient with a low sperm count may be asked to go through surgery which will help in correcting a Varicocele in a surgical manner. For this, any vasectomies that the patient may have gone through will have to be reversed. Also, the doctor can resort to sperm retrieval methods in order to scoop the sperm directly from the testicles and epididymis. This is usually done in cases where there is no sperm in the semen that the patient ejaculates.
- Infection Treatment: With the help of antiviral medication and oral antibiotics, any infection in this part of the body can be treated and cured so that normal sperm production can take place. While this method can cure the infection in the reproductive tract of the patient, there is no guarantee of increasing fertility with this process.
- Hormone Treatment: The doctor can aim at treating any hormonal imbalances by using hormone replacement therapy as well as medication. This can help in treating cases of infertility as well by tweaking the way the body produces and uses hormones.
- Counselling: A patient may have to undergo counselling and associated medication to help in overcoming problems like erectile dysfunction problem or premature ejaculation problem.
- Assisted Reproductive Technology: ART or Assisted Reproductive Technology usually involves surgical extraction of sperms from donors which can be inserted in the genital reproductive tract of the female partner so that conception via methods like In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) can be possible.
Increasing the frequency of sexual intercourse and avoiding excessive use of additives like lubricants can also help in increasing the sperm count. One must also follow a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise even as a proper routine is followed. Also, smoking and excessive drinking must be avoided. One must also time sexual activity with the ovulation cycles of the partner.