There are two approaches to reversing infertility in women. The first one focuses on alternative methods like ART for conception and the second one involves finding the underlying causes and correcting them.
Infertility is defined as the reduced ability or inability to get pregnant and have babies. More specifically, failure to conceive even after a year of trying or suffering miscarriage or stillbirth is what doctors call infertility.
It is becoming pretty common, almost like diabetes and obesity, affecting nearly 15 percent of couples. Luckily, it can mostly be reversed and women can go on to have children.
Depending on the cause, reverse infertility. can be reversed. In one-third of the total cases, the female has a fertility issue.
The bottom line of all causes in women is hormonal imbalance. These imbalances become apparent as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Others are endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, or fibroids in the uterus.
Also Read: How PCOS/PCOD affects your fertility and how to manage it?
Infertility Reversal in Women
Fertility specialists use a number of approaches to reverse infertility. Treatment includes medicines, surgery, and assisted reproductive technology.
Ovulation stimulation uses hormones to help a female release an egg from her ovaries.
Surgical procedures help in opening up blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometrial growth, and removing fibroids in the womb.
Assisted reproductive technology helps those who have not benefited from surgery, have severe endometriosis, or have unexplained infertility.
ART such as IUI and IVF help bring the sperm and egg together for fertilization. IVF involves in vitro fertilization, where embryologists put an egg and a sperm together in a petri dish in the laboratory.
The procedure gives sperm the best prospect of meeting with the egg and fertilizing it. The embryos are then implanted in the uterus for a successful pregnancy.
Incidentally, it also helps couples overcome some reasons for male fertility issues, such as low sperm count or motility.
Lifestyle Modification- A Different Approach to Reverse Infertility
Simple modifications in lifestyle habits can also help reverse mild cases of infertility.
At Eva Hospital, we suggest associating with a specialist doctor to deal with fertility issues of all kinds- male or female.
Dr. Shivan Bhutani, leading IVF Specialist in Ludhiana, says, “Proper hormonal balance is very important for the reproductive system and overall health”. Try the following lifestyle tips:
Lower the glycemic index. Replace processed and sugary food items with a low-sugar diet that has many good fats and lean animal protein. Studies have shown that adopting a high-fat, low-sugar diet presents the simplest solution for this.
Supplement the diet for a healthy digestive system. Scientists have discovered many intestinal microbes in the intestines that contribute to obesity, PCOS, hormonal imbalance, and other problems.
Instead, tend your inner garden with beneficial bacteria by consuming gut-friendly foods such as fermented as well as fibrous foods and probiotics( such as curd). If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), correct it first.
Exercise regularly. As we have stressed earlier, an active lifestyle and regular exercise for women play an important role in reversing infertility and reducing the risks too.
Especially for PCOS, maintaining ideal weight and insulin balance is crucial. Do not go too intense, even if you are a professional, find an effective and balanced workout plan for yourself.
Control stress. Amongst several other problems, persistent stress may cause insulin resistance, lower libido, and infertility.
We recommend yoga and meditation on a regular basis to distress and remove harmful toxins from the body. Many patients who are distressed have shown higher success rates with treatment.
Catch adequate sleep. Findings show sleep disorders lessen women’s health and wellbeing and can become one of the factors of infertility. Get sufficient uninterrupted sleep, up to 8 hours a day every night.
Sleep also heals the body and repairs cells and induces growth as well as restoration. You can sleep away a lot of disorders by allowing the body time to work on itself!
Protect yourself from environmental toxins.
You get exposed to toxins from environmental chemicals that disturb your hormonal balance and harm you in several other ways.
Stay away from food items packed in soft or opaque plastics, too much preserved and stale foods. For water, choose glass or durable metallic containers.
Soft plastics contain toxic chemicals, like phthalates and bisphenol A, which have been associated with hormonal syndromes & infertility.
Avoid these. Very important are restraining your alcohol use, and quitting tobacco/ illegal drugs as a couple.
Also Read: Is 40 too late for IVF?
Infertility can be reversed for women owing to advanced treatment options to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy to full term. Many couples have done it, you can too. Do not be disheartened and contact Eva Consultant today!