It isn’t any easy task to point out the specific reasons as to why women in India, or for that matter, anywhere in the world, are prone to infertility. Research suggests that infertility rates in both men and women has increased by 20- 30 percent in the past five years.
Infertility rates are on the rise for reasons ranging from an unhealthy lifestyle (food habits and lack of exercise), exposure to radioactive materials and pollution, hormonal imbalance or genetic disorders.
For men infertility would mean the lack of ability of the sperm to travel towards a healthy egg or bad quality of the semen resulting in failed pregnancies.
Fact: A man with a high sex drive doesn’t necessarily have a good sperm count or better quality sperms.
What you should know?
- Infertility in males is difficult to detect at an early stage.
- Stressful lives are a contributory factor resulting from work load or personal issues.
- If you are planning to conceive, be aware of what kind of food work best to boost your fertility. Any kind of nutritional deficiency must be addressed by your doctor right from the time you are planning to conceive to avoid complexities later.
- Menstrual irregularities and excessive weight gain will reduce your chances of conceiving.
- Blame it on nature, but your age determines your chances of getting pregnant. At a young age, you have better immunity, strength and resistance. If infertility issues persist, address them as early as possible. Although exceptions exist, a woman has better chances of conceiving before she turns 35.
- It is difficult for doctors to deal with complexities in pregnancy if personal relations are strained between couples. See to it that you share a harmonious relationship where you support each other completely.