Female Infertility: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment and Home Remedies

What is Female Infertility

Female Infertility is the inability to get pregnant even after having unprotected sex regularly. Biologically, it is referred to as the inability of a female of reproductive age, to participate in conception, or to a female who is unable to carry a pregnancy to the full term. About 50 percent of a couple infertility cases is due to female infertility factors. It accounts for one-third of the infertility cases. 

Female Infertility

Female Infertility

A woman having miscarriages, again and again, is also infertile. Female infertility is caused due to physical problems, changes in lifestyle and environmental factors. Age also plays an important role in it.
In most of the cases, there are problems in the production of the eggs. Lets us learn in detail the causes of female infertility.

What are the Causes of Female Infertility

There may be a Number of Causes of Female Infertility:

1. Fallopian tubes damaged- Fallopian tubes carry eggs to the uterus from ovaries where they get fertilized. It gets damaged due to endometriosis, pelvic injury or following pelvic surgery. After getting damaged eggs are not carried to the uterus and this prevents the sperms to fertilize them.

causes of female infertility

causes of female infertility

2. Hormonal imbalance- It is a very common problem these days due to the changes in lifestyle, lack of exercises and poor diet. This inhibits the release of eggs and also effects the thickening of the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus.

3. Damage to the cervical canal affects fertility.

4. Uterine issues- Fibroids and uterine polyps may interfere with conception.

5. Premature ovarian failure- It is a condition where ovaries stop their normal function before reaching the age of menopause.

Number of Causes of Female Infertility

Number of Causes of Female Infertility

6. PCOS- It is a hormonal disorder that results in enlarged ovaries along with small cysts.

Sometimes in about 20 percent of females, the cause remain unknown and is called as unknown infertility. Urinary tract infection may also be a cause of infertility in women.

What are the Symptoms of Female Infertility

Female infertility is itself a symptom of some underlying issue of known or unknown cause. Few associated symptoms may be too long or too short menstrual period. Periods may be absent or irregular. There ,may be painful intercourse, pain in abdomen and pelvic, and discharge from the breast. Few signs of lack of ovulation are unwanted facial and abdominal hair, baldness, obesity, etc. Many times there is no obvious outward sign of infertility.

 

Symptoms of Female Infertility

Symptoms of Female Infertility


How is Female Infertility Diagnosed

If you are trying to conceive for more than 12 months without any result consult your doctor. Your doctor may take a complete history regarding your menstruation, lifestyle, previous medical history and sex life.
Your doctor may also recommend diagnostic tests to rule out any issues with the uterus (womb), tubes, endometriosis or adhesions.

Female Infertility Diagnosed

Female Infertility Diagnosed

The following tests may be done, such as hysterosalpingogram, transvaginal Ultrasonography and ovarian Reserve Testing. Blood tests may be done to evaluate ovarian reserve. Other blood tests, include determining the level of estradiol, an antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and/or inhibin-B, Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and prolactin levels. Sonohysterography, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy may also be done.

What is the Treatment of Female Infertility

According to the underlying disease, your doctor may decide the line of treatment for you. Hormones are given to treat hormonal imbalance. Antibiotics may be given to treat infections. To enhance fertility supplement may be given and to stimulate ovulation certain medication may be prescribed. In the case of blockage of the tubes or scar tissues in tubes, pelvic area, and uterus minor surgery may also be recommended.

Treatment of Female Infertility

Treatment of Female Infertility


What are the Home Treatment of Female Infertility

Besides above treatment, you may also try home remedies to treat female infertility.

1.Ashwagandha- It is also known as Indian ginseng and has been very effective in treating women from infertility. It balances the level of hormones and promotes the functioning of female reproductive organs. It treats recurrent miscarriages by toning the uterus. Just mix 2 teaspoons of ashwagandha powder in a glass of lukewarm water and drink 2 times a day.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

It is always preferred to consult your doctor before taking it as it may interfere with medication.

2.Chasteberry- Try this remedy if infertility is due to hormonal imbalance. This herb effectively regulates the ovulation cycle and also increases the prolactin hormone. Take a teaspoon of dried chaste berries and add it to a cup of boiling water. Steep for a few minutes and then strain it. Drink it once in a day for a few months.

Chasteberry

Chasteberry

3.Date- They are very nutritious. They contain vitamins A, B, and E and minerals essential to boost the ability of conception. Eat 7 to 8 dates daily to treat female infertility.

Date

Date

4.Maca root- It acts as a natural viagra and balances the level of hormones. It is also helpful in the cases of thyroid issues. Put a teaspoon of maca powder in a glass of warm milk. Drink once a day for a few months.

5.Banyan tree root- It is very effective in treating female infertility. Take 2 tablespoons of dry banyan tree powder root and mix it in a glass of warm water. Drink it every day empty stomach for the first 3 days after period flow ceases. Eat or drink anything only after an hour of taking it.

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