Infertility takes its toll on people in more ways than one. Although its causes are mostly physiological, its effects are more psychological and emotional. It not only frays relationships between the couple involved, but can also cause disruptions in relationships with the larger family and friend circles. Sometimes even well meaning advice and opinions from concerned friends or family can have the opposite effect to the one desired.
What is Infertility?
Infertility is often defined as the inability to conceive despite having regular and unprotected sex. It also includes an individual’s biological inability to contribute towards conception or a woman’s inability to carry a baby to full term. Most countries define infertility as the state of failing to conceive after 12 months of regular sex without the use of any contraceptives.
According to the Mayo Clinic USA,
▪ About 20% of cases of infertility are due to a problem in the man.
▪ About 40% to 50% of cases of infertility are due to a problem in the woman.
▪ About 30% to 40% of cases of infertility are due to problems in both the man and the woman.
Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility may have a single cause in one of the partners, or it could be the result of a combination of factors.
In this new series, Itoozhi Ayurveda focuses on one of the specialties it is renowned for – Infertility Treatment – and attempts to provide useful information regarding its causes, diagnosis and treatment options. Itoozhi Ayurveda’s Clinic for Reproductive Medicine offers a discreet and caring atmosphere where a holistic approach is taken for a thorough examination and diagnosis of the condition and provides treatment to enable conception.