6 million babies are born in this world with the help of Reproductive Medicine! ………..Problems can vary from couple to couple and can be contributed from either one or both of partners. In a lot of situations, we are sometimes not able to identify any specific problem too. ………….The same diagnosis can have different treatment or success rate depending on the age of the patient. A young couple with only male factor infertility can have very good results with an IVF treatment, whereas an older female with diseases like endometriosis can have poorer outcomes. …………..The best results that you can expect for the best group of patients is not more than 40-50% and that means, over 50% of these patients can fail their first cycle of IVF. …………..Certain patients might get pregnant with just counselling and certain people might require IVF. So primarily the cost depends on the number of cycles and the type of treatment they go through.
Being aware of some of the easily identifiable symptoms will help women to understand their reproductive health better……….Most women experience cramps and some amount of pain during periods. But if you experience excessive pain and discomfort during periods, it could be signs of conditions such as endometriosis which can hinder the chances of pregnancy……..The irregularities in hormone production often reflect in the body and they are quite easy to spot. Skin issues such as acne, rashes, dark spots and pigmentation are few signs that can be identified in the early stages itself.
While your body is coping with numerous changes and unexpected turns, interference of autoimmune disorders will make the pregnancy period harder and dangerous…….One of the most common autoimmune diseases that affect women more than men is systemic lupus erythematosus…….Pregnant women with myasthenia gravis are at risk of respiratory failure, adverse drug response, and prematurity of the foetus, foetal movement disorder, intrauterine growth problems and death………A low platelet count doesn’t generally cause pain or physical discomfort but some of the symptoms to watch out for including bruising or purple areas or red spots appearing on the skin for no clear reason, blood clots or partly clotted blood under the skin that looks like a lump, nosebleed, bleeding gums and blood in the urine.
It is estimated that between 20-50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroid, although not all are diagnosed…..Typical symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual periods lasting more than a week, pelvic pressure or pain frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation and backache or leg pains……..The growth patterns of uterine fibroid vary –they may grow slowly or rapidly, or they may remain the same size. Some fibroid go through growth spurts, and some may shrink on their own…….Although uterine fibroid usually aren’t dangerous, they can cause discomfort and may lead to complications such as anemia from heavy blood loss.
Modern lifestyle has a lot to do with the count and motility of the sperm and with some alterations in habits the quality of sperm can be saved…………. The toxins in cigarettes are capable of causing a decline in sperm count, motility and density. Studies show that an average smoker’s sperm density will face a decline of 23% and sperm motility will go down 13%………… Anabolic Steroids use is a popular trend that can cost you. These male hormones suppress the testes’ability to produce testosterone, further decreasing the intratesticular testosterone level………..Folic acid is essential for normal sperm count and sperm concentration. And zinc takes care of the normal function of the prostate, which makes a portion of the seminal fluid. Molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are part of the semen are also regulated by these vitamins as their abnormal level scan results in significant damage to sperm…………
Diabetes doesn’t directly cause infertility but it has negative impacts on male and female organs that makes pregnancy a goal that is difficult to accomplish…….It interferes with ovulation cycle and cause oligomenorrhea (irregular periods) or secondary amenorrhea (absent periods). Both these conditions can reduce the chances at pregnancy significantly………A diabetic woman is prone to premature menopause, also known as premature ovarian failure. In such cases, ovaries stop producing eggs and the woman hit menopause before she turns 40……..The chances of developing endometrial cancer is more common among women with type 2 diabetes and PCOS due to chronic anovulation………..A diabetic women’s body is not getting enough glucose due to low levels of insulin and this could significantly affect the growth of the foetus………….Diabetic men are likely to experience problems such as erectile dysfunction, retarded ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation…………..Several researches show that men with type 2 diabetes have low testosterone levels (hypogonadism).