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Understanding Some Causes Of Infertility

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 30, 2011 - 9:40 pm (1783 views — 361 words)

With the dawning of the 21st century, many liberal ideas came out and many traditions died, yet some survived still influencing how people are regarded in a society. Very little attention is paid to parenthood because it is not really an unusual event; in fact, it is just a regular, stage of any person’s life. To find out that one is infertile is a mind-blowing experience as one thinks of how the society would treat such revelation. At situations like such, one would be interested in learning different causes of infertility. The chance of men and women being infertile is just the same but there are also occasions when the real causes are uncertain.

Infertility in women are frequently related to ovulation problems like: thyroid complications, hormonal problems, premature ovarian failure, Cushing’s disease, other chronic diseases that complicate ovulation like cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) where the ovaries could not produce eggs.

Structural deformities may also lead to infertility like scars left by surgeries and infections in the pelvic area, growths like endometriosis which are endometrial tissues invading other parts of the female reproductive system; and fibroids which are non-malignant tumors. These growths and scars block the fallopian tubes that make it difficult for eggs or ova to pass through.

On the other hand, the common causes of infertility for men are usually related to having abnormal semen that results to: low sperm count or reduced number of spermatozoa or slow movement of sperm due to structural deformities. If the testes or testicles have structural abnormalities, it may also lead to infertility. Some possible reasons for deformities are: congenital or abnormalities at birth; scars brought by surgeries, infections and accidents; abnormal growths like tumors; obstructions in the testicular tubules.

Have you ever thought about causes of infertility of unknown origin? Probably they are due to environmental factors or results of interaction of certain factors with unknown consequences. Some environmental factors that could induce infertility are substance abuse, exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation, stress, obesity and extremely low body weight. Effects of environmental factors can be controlled if there is a desire to stay healthy and fertile for future parenthood.