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Infertility Treatments: Top 3 Safe Options For Couples

Update Date: May 16, 2016 07:19 AM EDT

Raising a family and having kids is normally the next item in the agenda of couples though there could be issues arising, something unforeseen. Infertility issues on either or both could be a problem which unfortunately is something that many may not find out immediately.

Such comes into mind when a woman somehow fails to get pregnant. Cases will vary though it may be something occurring due to the inability of a woman to conceive or carry pregnancy to a full term. Biological issues are seen to be behind such, something which could affect either the males or females.

For couples who have done and failed trying, it is best to approach a specialist to figure out the root cause. In such cases, both will have to undergo some tests to determine the probable cause.

While a woman would be the main focus at times, it does not exempt men from being the problem. And depending on the findings, the reason behind infertility can range from simple to severe.

Pregnancy is something that gets harder as women age. It gets more difficult for females to conceive, especially past the age of 35. And even if a woman is successfully able to, there is another worry in the form of potential miscarriage.

Ideally, doctors would usually advise women to forego the usual steps that younger couples undergo. Advanced and expensive treatments brought forth by technology could help but even that is not a 100% solution that women will have a healthy baby.

With that said and to spare couples the agony of not being able to have a child, here are some options to consider:

  1. Avoid the ‘VICE’. Lifestyles may play an important role on both a man and a woman. Smoking or too much alcohol consumption could be the culprit in the reduction of sperm count, not to mention damage the eggs or sperm.
  2. Maintain the ideal weight. Hormone imbalances could be a problem for people and offers another reason why everyone is advised to follow their BMI (Body Mass Index). This is recommended for both males and females.
  3. Doctor-prescribed medicines. Once couples see a specialist, it may come to a point where they may be given certain prescribed drugs to help out. Keep in mind that medical aid could come with side effects so make sure you discuss that first. Doctors may brief you on that but make sure you find out all that you need to know.

If all else fails, this is the point where couples will have to ask themselves of moving forward and resorting to special treatment like in vitro fertilization (IVF). Bear in mind that is an expensive recourse.

There are also possible issues from within such as ovaries or the fallopian tube being blocked or damaged, so leave room for that. Bottom line, get the valued input of a specialist which should be at the top of your list.

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