Infertility Treatments

Infertility Treatment for Men and Woman

About infertility

Infertility is known as couples inability to deliver a child or unable to attain pregnancy ,That is after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse. The medical world has improved a lot and thiys issue can be resolved with ease. The fertility of the couple depends upon several factors in both sexes with variations.

Treatment and it's types

Previously there are no medical treatments for treating infertility issue. With the advancement in science and technology there are several types of treatments available for men and woman to restore the issue. Once the issue was diagnosed by the general practitioner, he will direct the couple to a specialist. Depending upon the medical history of the couple, they will decide the type of treatment to remove the issue.

The treatment depends on the following factors:

  • The couples preference
  • The age of the couples
  • for how long the couple is infertile
  • The cause of infertility
  • There is no treatment to some causes of infertility
  • There may be a few cases, in which the pregnancy takes long time; the female partner can achieve pregnancy through assisted reproductive technology (ART). If the couple opts for the infertility treatment, it will have an impact on their financial, physiological, physical condition, and time.

    Now, let see the treatments available for men and women.

    For men

    Men faces infertility issues on two counts

  • Lack of healthy sperm
  • General sexual issues
  • The treatment includes making changes in their lifestyle, medications, surgery, and sperm retrieval.

    Altering lifestyle factors

    Making changes in the way of their living, behavioral factors improve the pregnancy. While making lifestyle changes, the couple should not take drugs, (suggested by their doctor), elimination/ reducing the intake of harmful substances, increase in the time and improving the frequency of intercourse, doing daily workouts, lowering the factors that cause infertility.

    Medications

    A few pills may improve men’s sperm count, increasing the chances of pregnancy. The pills improve the testicular function, sperm production and its quality.

    Surgery

    In few cases the surgery clears the issue. The surgery takes place to turn around the sperm blockage, reinstate fertility. Surgery on varicocele brightens the chances for pregnancy.

    Sperm retrieval

    These methods assist in achieving the sperm when male have ejaculation issue or there is no presence of sperm in the ejaculated fluid.

    For women

    Unlike men the women requires two rehabilitations to restore fertility, though they are various types of treatment that make women conceive.

    The treatment for women includes,surgery to restore fertility, inspiring ovulation with fertility medications, intrauterine insemination (IUI).

    Surgery to restore fertility

    In this type a hysteroscopy surgery is done to fix the uterine issues for example an intrauterine scar tissue, endometrial polyps, or a uterine septum.

    Inspiring ovulation with fertility medications

    Women face infertility due to ovulation disorders. To restore the fertility medications (In various forms) are right option and they induce/ regulate ovulation. IVF Specialist will tell the benefits and repercussion of taking these pills.

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

    The method involves the direct transfer of healthy sperm into uterus at the same time the release of eggs from woman’s ovary that is to be fertilized. Upon the factors for infertility the timing of IUI is decided with the fertility prescriptions or women normal cycle.

    Assisted reproductive technology (ART)

    It is another type of restoring fertility which involves use of sperm and egg. It is done as unit which is made of physicians, embryologists, nurses, lab technicians, and related health professionals. They work as a team to help the couples in getting back the fertility.

    Among assisted reproductive technology (ART) techniques in vitro fertilization (IVF) is done widely. IVF process involves retrieving and inspiring various mature eggs from a woman. They are transferred to a dish for fertilizing with man’s sperm in a lab and placing the embryos in women’s uterus after 3 to 5 days of fertilization.

    Other techniques under IUF are as follows

  • Donor eggs or sperm
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Gestational carrier
  • Assisted hatching

  • Donor eggs or sperm

    In this technique unidentified donors donate eggs, embryos or sperm, in case a male or female lack egg or sperm.

    ICSI

    ICSI technique is done for poor semen quality. In this type a healthy sperm is injected into eggs.

    Gestational carrier or surrogacy

    In this technique the couple’s embryo is implanted in the uterus of another woman.

    Assisted hatching

    This type involves the insertion of embryo into the lining of the uterus.


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