Factors that Impact Fertility
If you are experiencing fertility issues, it’s important to know that you’re not part of a small population. Fertility is impacted by virtually anything that goes on in the human body and its environment, such as age, hormones, lifestyle, genetics, and even chance.
No one can predict what their fertility journey is going to look like, but there are different factors that you should be aware of that can cause infertility:
- Ovulation disorders
- Early menopause or primary ovarian insufficiency
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Abnormalities in the cervix or uterus
- Cancer treatment
- Damage to the fallopian tubes
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Do you still have questions about our infertility services?
In short, no. While stress can have a significant impact on your overall health, including your menstrual health or ability to produce eggs or sperm, it does not solely determine whether or not someone is fertile.
Like many other health conditions, there are things you can do to lessen your chances of becoming infertile. Living a healthy lifestyle, being aware of the side effects of medications, getting regularly checked for sexually transmitted diseases, and having a routine physical are all examples of preventative measures.
There are many treatments that can help combat infertility. While no one treatment will work for everyone, there are proven methods that can increase a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. See above for some of our treatment options.
A doctor will usually do a thorough medical exam, review your medical history, and perform a series of tests to determine fertility.
Naturally, when women age their fertility decreases. After age 35, female fertility decreases significantly. However, this does not mean that older women cannot get pregnant – they just may experience more complications, have a higher risk of miscarriage, and take longer to conceive.