Causes of Female Infertility

Causes of Female Infertility

Infertility is a common problem in both male and female partners. Fertility issues are common in women when compared to men. Many women with fertility issues eventually get pregnant after early diagnosis and treatment.

Causes of Infertility in Women

  • Age

Age is the common risk factor that can lead to fertility issues in women. As the age increases the chances of egg production decreases. Women above 30 years of age generally face difficulty in ovulating. Normally a woman ovulates once in a month and they are unable to do so when they suffer with fertility problems.

  • History of Sexually transmitted diseases

A history of Sexually Transmitted Diseases decreases the chances of a woman to become pregnant. STIs lead to problems during conception and a healthy pregnancy. STIs if treated on time can result in healthy conception.

  • Underweight

Underweight generally results in miscarriage as the woman is unable to carry Pregnancy for a set period of time.

  • Smoking

Smoking results in low birth weight of the baby and babies that are born to a smoking mother are generally weak and needs to stay in hospital for a longer time. In few severe cases the babies may even die due to smoking. Smoking increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

  • Excess of alcohol consumption

Excess alcohol consumptions can harm your baby as it can pass to the baby’s blood and affect the growth of the baby. Brain and spinal cord are most likely to get damaged with excess of alcohol intake.

  • Caffeine

Caffeine intake during pregnancy is generally limited to 200 mg per day. Excess caffeine intake can increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy and it can also result in low birth weight.

  • Abnormal hormonal levels

Hormonal problems can cause problems in ovulation. Due to hormonal imbalance the eggs may not mature properly. In few cases eggs will not be released from ovary due to abnormal hormonal levels. A combination of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) are mainly responsible for ovulation. Abnormal levels of FSH and LH results in fertility disorder.

The common factors that can lead to hormonal imbalance in your body are:

      • Aging
      • Stress
      • Obesity
      • Underweight
  • PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can lead to overproduction of androgens in your body. Androgens are the male hormones like testosterone. PCOS is a common cause of infertility. The most common symptoms of PCOS are:

      • Menstrual problems
      • Weight gain
      • Excess facial hair growth
      • Acne
  • POI

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a condition where the ovaries stop functioning properly. This condition is mostly seen in women above 40 years of age. During POI normal amounts of hormones are not produced and thus stop ovulation. This condition is also called as premature ovarian failure and can be caused due to the following factors:

  • Chromosomal problems
  • Toxin exposure
  • Autoimmune disease

If you are facing fertility problems and wants to the root cause of the disease, you can contact Hegde hospitals. Hedge hospitals have specialised and experienced gynaecologists in different areas in Hyderabad like:

These gynaecologists in Hyderabad are known to perform infertility treatments at the best competitive rates.

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