INFERTILITY - A Disturbing Trend

Infertility is technically defined as a state in which a woman fails to conceive after a year of unprotected coitus. This could be due to a defect in the male or the female partner. Statistics reveal that at present one couple among seven is infertile. Experts predict that this estimate is expected to rise to one in three if the present trend persists.

It is a well-acknowledged fact that women are at their fertile best while young and nubile, that is when they are in their late teens and early twenties. Nature ordained it to be so. But with more and more couples prioritizing careers over establishing the family tree, there is an overall decrease in the fertility rate.

The increasing number of couples choosing to ride the 'success wave' is, indeed, worrying. This means that couples prepare to start a family only when they feel financially secure. This could mean that women are well past their optimal reproductive age when they consider starting a family. This conscious choice more or less incapacitates them from having babies the natural way.

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There are other reasons as well that might add fat to the raging fire. Obesity is one of them. It is a fact that medical conditions associated with obesity, such as PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), considerably reduce a woman's chances to conceive and bear a child. Obesity also affects the 'performance' ability of an individual. Cigarette smoking and alcohol intake are the other factors that are reported to adversely affect infertility by reducing sperm count and quality and also by bringing about impotence in men. It has also been discovered that men who frequently use laptops are susceptible to a fertility compromise. The radiation from mobile phones has been linked to low sperm count and other infertility issues, especially in men. Remember to keep mobiles away from trouser pockets and off when possible.

Sexually transmitted diseases, like chlamydia, which have harmful effects on fertility status, are also on the rise. Untreated episodes can bring about Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a condition that affects the fallopian tube, which is the meeting site for the egg and the sperm. In men, untreated micro-organic infections harm sperm count and quality too. Exposure to pesticides, other chemicals and heat is known to play a role in bringing about infertility by impacting sperm count and quality deleteriously. Other factors that may result in infertility are hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts.

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Take a Break - Have a Baby

One of the easy options to counter sub-fertility is to 'catch them young' by reminding young couples of the biological clock ticking away and by encouraging them to start a family early on in life. This will help them to have children naturally. The emotional effects of childlessness can be profound. It would, therefore, be prudent for women to start a family while still young, instead of being overwhelmed by the call for a 'better' life. It is the norm for couples, who are unable to conceive naturally to seek help. Increasingly, would-be parents are turning to holistic systems of medicine when faced with fertility issues. Holistic therapies benefit both men and women since infertility seems to touch both genders fairly equally.

Homeopathy identifies the imbalances of each unique body, then repairs and nourishes the system, leaving it sturdy, balanced and ripe for conception. If this were achieved for everyone, then the trend of infertility could be reversed and more babies conceived naturally, as they are designed to be.

Homeopathy is safe and effective, and the main side effect is improved well-being!

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