06 December, 2018

Potential signs of an infertility problem

Infertility is defined by how long you have been trying to conceive without any success. If you have been trying for one year without success, or for six months if you are 35 or older, then your doctor will diagnose you as being infertile.

Even before your doctor can give his diagnosis, here are some potential signs of infertility problem that you should look out for:

  1. Irregular Menstrual Cycle

An irregular menstrual cycle can be a red flag for infertility problems and may indicate an ovulation problem. If your cycles are unusually short (less than 24 days) or long (more than 35 days), speak to your doctor about it. If you don’t get your periods at all, seek an appointment with your doctor immediately. PCOS, thyroid dysfunction, low ovarian reserves etc. are some of the many causes of an irregular menstrual cycle.

  1. Light/Heavy Bleeding or Cramps

Any kind of bleeding that lasts between three to seven days can be considered normal. However, if the bleeding is very light or extremely heavy, you should see your doctor immediately. This could be a sign of an infertility problem. Menstrual cramps that interfere with your daily life can be a symptom of endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, which can also cause fertility issues.

  1. Weight issues

Weight can play a big role in a person’s fertility. Being overweight or underweight can lead to trouble in conceiving. Obesity is one of the most common, preventable causes of fertility. Research suggests that losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight can help in ovulation. Talk to your doctor if you have trouble losing extra weight.

  1. Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases and their treatment can cause fertility problems. For instance, diabetes, periodontal disease, and hypothyroidism can increase your risk of infertility. Treatments using insulin, antidepressants and thyroid hormones may lead to irregular cycles. If you have a chronic illness, see your doctor about it.

  1. History of STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases can be an important cause of infertility. Infection or inflammation from diseases can cause blockage of the fallopian tubes. This can make pregnancy either impossible or put a woman at risk for an ectopic pregnancy. In men, if an infection is left untreated, it can lead to scar tissues within the male reproductive tract, making semen transfer ineffective or even impossible. Make sure you get screened for STDs as some of these diseases don’t have noticeable symptoms.

Most of the couples get pregnant within one year of trying. If you have trouble conceiving after one year, make sure you see your doctor about it. Should you notice any of the above signs, talk to our experts at KIMS Cuddles to find the best solution to your fertility issues.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
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19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
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