Infertility, or sterility, can be defined as the inability of a couple to conceive a child. But this case can only be mentioned if the couple can not procreate after a year, when they have sex regularly and do not use contraceptives. If this is the case, there may be some signs that may indicate the sterility of one or both members of the couple. Infertility can come from the man (30%), the woman (30%) or both at the same time.
1- Infertility in women:
One of the main symptoms of infertility in women is the irregular menstrual cycle. Irregular menstruation is abnormal bleeding that can be frequent even before 21 days of the period, or lasts longer than the usual 28 days of plus or minus seven days.
This can be caused by stress, taking pills or excessive exercise and diet. Irregular menstruation is manifested by the absence of menstruation, menstruation of short or long periods, painful menstruation, bleeding at mid-cycle.
Hormonal imbalance can be one of the reasons why women experience irregular menstruation or other reproductive problems. This can cause a variety of health problems if it is not supported.
Age can also be an indicator of infertility. Women aged 35 and over may experience a decline in fertility. A 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of becoming pregnant during the fertilization cycle, but by the age of 40, the chances of being able to procreate are reduced by up to 5%.
2- Infertility in men:
In case of difficulties encountered by couples to conceive a baby, it is often thought that the problem comes from the woman. That is not always the case. As already mentioned, infertility can come from the man (30%), the woman (30%) or both at the same time.
However, men are often unaware that they are infertile because most of their symptoms are not easily recognizable. They need more body monitoring techniques to identify what’s wrong with their bodies.
Infertility: A problem of hormones?
They can also have a hormonal imbalance. The production of testosterone and estrogen can determine the inability of men to procreate. Hormonal imbalance and low sperm count can be caused by an inappropriate lifestyle and an unhealthy diet.
Usually, hormonal imbalance is characterized by low libido, abnormal hair growth and erectile dysfunction. To this must be added the erectile dysfunction which results in the inability to have and to be able to maintain the erection during the sexual intercourse. If the erection is not supported, there will be no ejaculation, and therefore no sperm.
– Infertility problems that can affect both genders:
Bad adrenal health
Very low body weight
Injury or trauma to the reproductive organs.
Prolonged use of drugs.
Heavy exposure to radioactive radiation or other environmental pollution.