Infertility treatments

There are many treatments for infertility which differs for individuals based on certain factors. The age of the person affected, the duration of their infertility and various other factors determine the type of treatment. Most of the women suffer from ovulation disorders and there are fertility drugs that act as natural hormones, thereby inducing ovulation. Clomiphene Citrate is a drug that is given to women who have ovulation disorders similar to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The drug stimulates the growth of ovules containing eggs, by causing the pituitary gland to release more hormones. The drug should be taken orally. The Human menopausal gonadotropin is an injection which acts directly over the ovaries. The Follicle-stimulating hormone and Human chorionic gonadotropin helps in stimulating the follicles which releases the eggs. If the women suffer from premature ovulation, they will be prevented from fertility. For such cases, the Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs come in handy by suppressing the gland activity of premature ovulation. If women suffer from insulin resistance, the doctors prescribe Metformin (Glucophage). The drug boosts ovulation and help in achieving fertility. If the women suffer from irregular ovulation cycles due to higher levels of prolactin, the doctors suggest Bromocriptine (Parlodel). The drug inhibits the production of prolactin, thereby preventing irregular cycles.

All the above said drugs should be used only with doctors? advice. The drugs may have some side effects based on the individual health condition. Hence, it is better to discuss any side effects that arise after taking the medication. When the condition of the woman is critical, medicines will not do the needful. In such cases, surgery is the only option. Some problems in the fallopian tubes such as blockages cannot be treated using drugs. Such cases can be cured by surgically removing the blocks. Vitro fertilization is the technique by which the sperm and the egg are joined and developed in the laboratorial conditions which is then transferred to the uterus of the women. The above technique comes under Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This method is used where the couples are not capable of achieving pregnancy. If men has lost the capability to ejaculate due to certain health problems, electric or vibratory stimulation is performed to produce semen from ejaculation. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is used to inject a single sperm into an egg. All the above ART techniques come in handy only when the uterus of the women is fertile and healthy. The treatments for individuals may vary based on their health conditions.

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