Saturday, August 2, 2014

Few things women can do to secure their fertility

Unfortunately the number of women who cannot get pregnant is rising in the last few decades. Experts have determined few things that every woman should do in order to maintain her fertility.

But when can we talk about infertility? Infertility is a term used for women that are under the age of 35 and cannot get pregnant after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourses. In cases when the woman is older than 35 years, we can talk about infertility if the woman doesn’t get pregnant after six months. Many factors affect fertility/infertility. The truth is that we can’t affect all the factors but there are a huge number of them that we can control.

Women need to understand that going to a gynecologist and having regular examinations is a must, because a gynecologist cannot predict your fertility for the next decade but he certainly can tell you about your current state of fertility. Woman should talk about their overall health with the gynecologist so he can advise them what to do in order to preserve their fertility. There are certain diseases related to the reproductive system that can affect fertility and women should be prepared for that. Better sexual enhancement.

Having weight that is close to the normal is important for woman’s health in general as it is for the health of the reproductive system including proper menstrual cycle. If you are overweight, you probably have higher levels of estrogen in your body due to increased reserves of fat in your body. Too much estrogen in your body means that your body acts in the same way when you are using contraceptive pills. On top of that, being overweight means that you have increased levels of insulin that can lead to problems in the ovaries (ovaries stop releasing eggs). Very low weight can cause problems too because it can lead to lack of estrogen which can slow down the reproductive cycle.

Physical activity is good for the body but excessive physical activity can cause rapid decrease of fat cells (used for production of estrogen) which is important for regular menstrual cycle. Excessive physical activity can lead to irregular periods and amenorrhea, which definitely affects the possibility to conceive.

Smoking is a really bad habit. It can lead to numerous diseases and it affects our everyday activities. But yet many women still don’t want to give up smoking. Maybe if they see how bad smoking is when we talk about fertility they will change their minds. Smoking is dangerous for both ovaries and uterus. It disrupts the production of estrogen (it can decrease the production of this important female hormone) and it can damages the eggs (making them nonfunctional). Besides that eggs can become more prone to genetic anomalies.

Finally, some sexually transmitted diseases don’t have visible symptoms but they can surely have a negative impact on fertility. They can lead to many infections. This is why you need to practice safe sex and have regular medical examinations.