Female Infertility

What Is Female Infertility ?

There is no unanimous definition of female infertility, but NICE guidelines state that: “A woman of reproductive age who has not conceived after 1 year of unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse, in the absence of any known cause of infertility, should be offered further clinical assessment and investigation along with her partner.” It is recommended that a consultation with a fertility specialist should be made earlier if the woman is aged 36 years or over, or there is a known clinical cause of infertility or a history of predisposing factors for infertility.


Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological causes of infertility, including some that medical intervention can treat.

 

Causes Of Female Infertility

Causes or factors of female infertility can basically be classified regarding whether they are acquired or genetic, or strictly by location.

Age

A woman’s fertility is affected by her age. The average age of a girl’s first period (menarche) is 12-13 years in the United States, 12.72 in Canada, 12.9 in the UK, but, in postmenarchal girls, about 80% of the cycles are anovulatory in the first year after menarche, 50% in the third and 10% in the sixth year.

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sexually transmitted diseases are a leading cause of infertility. They often display few, if any visible symptoms, with the risk of failing to seek proper treatment in time to prevent decreased fertility.

Body Weight and Eating Disorders

Twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of a woman either being underweight or overweight. Fat cells produce estrogen, in addition to the primary sex organs. Too little body fat causes insufficient production of estrogen and disruption of the menstrual cycle

Female Infertility Treatments

Following are some of the most common causes of female infertility.

  1. Ovulation Disorders

Ovulation Disorders involve the inability to release an egg or the egg not being released at the right time in the cycle to facilitate conception. Ovulation Disorders can be characterized by absent ovulation (anovulation) resulting in infrequent periods (oligomenorrhea). Several different things can cause Ovulation Disorders.

Ayurvadic Treatment:There are various ayurvedic herbs that help to resolve ovulation disorders herbs useful in such cases include: Kumari, Musli, Shivlingi, giloya, guggulu, ashwagandha, shatavari, etc.

 

Ayurvedic Panchkarma therapies: Sarwang Swednam, Uttar Basti

  1. Uterine Fibroids

Although Uterine Fibroids rarely cause infertility, it does occur. A fibroid is a tumor that grows from muscle tissue. A Uterine Fibroid is the result of the uterine muscle tissue growing into a mass. They can vary in size. If a fibroid grows too large or gets in the way of the reproductive organs proper functioning then it can create problems with conception.

Ayurvedic Treatment: There are various ayurvedic herbs which are highly effective in controlling the discomfort caused due to fibroids and at the same time have shown good results in reducing the size of fibroids upto varying extents.