Causes of Infertility in Women:
• Hormonal Problems:
The dysfunction of two of the most important hormones namely, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as luteinizing hormone (LH) is considered to be one of the most common causes of infertility in women. Both these hormones are produced by the pituitary gland during a particular period during your menstrual cycle which induces the process of ovulation. The balance of these hormones is disrupted following physical or emotional stress or the problem of sudden weight loss or weight gain.
PCOS has become yet another common cause of an-ovulation in women. This problem is caused as a result of the changes in the pituitary gland and hypothalamus that results in hormonal imbalance. In Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome, the production of LH increases while the levels of FSH are reduced. Thus, all these conditions lead to the premature development of ovarian follicles where the eggs cannot mature properly.
Physical infection or damage to the ovaries is considered to be yet another reason for infertility in the women. Various surgeries in the ovary for the removal of ovarian cysts damages or scars your ovarian capsule to the extent that it affects the maturation of your follicles, thereby leading to infertility in women.
Causes of Infertility in Men:
• Low Sperm Production:
One of the most common causes for the infertility in men is the low sperm count. The low sperm count produces a little number of sperms than the normal. All these sperm produces are low and weak in terms of quality, hence they do not work effectively. The reasons behind a low sperm count could be infection, dysfunction of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, stress, etc.
Various testicular infections, especially sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia are also considered to be the reason behind low fertility in men. These infections block and scar the tube which helps in the transportation of the sperm. The same also leads to the problems such as inflammation of the prostate as well as testicles which can cause a heavy damage to the reproductive system.
• Problems as to Sperm Transport:
The problem of sperm transport has become a yet another common reason of infertility in men. The tubes which carry the sperm from the testicles to the penis are damaged because of illness or injury. The same might be blocked as well that cut out the flow of the sperm. This is very common among the men who suffer from cystic fibrosis.
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