Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child. Despite some common misconceptions, infertility can be an issue that affects both men and women. Infertility can make conceiving a child a difficult, trying affair, instead of the happy celebration it should be.

There are infertility treatment options available. To request an infertility consultation, call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.

Infertility Causes

Some cases of infertility are caused by men, some by women and others affect both partners simultaneously. The likelihood of each of these issues is roughly equal.

In women, infertility may be caused by:

  • Fallopian tube damage
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Early menopause
  • Pelvic damage
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Increased stress
  • Cervical abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Cancer
  • Delayed puberty
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications

In men, infertility may be caused by:

  • Low sperm count
  • Abnormal sperm production
  • Inability for the sperm to reach the egg
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Overexposure to a harmful substance, such as radiation and pesticides

Some people struggle with just one of these listed issues, while for others it may be a combination of any of them. Certain factors or choices also put a person or couple at a higher risk for infertility. These include:

  • Late age
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Obesity
  • Low weight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Past history of infertility

Infertility Treatment

Much like the causes of infertility, the treatment of infertility will vary depending on the root cause of the issue. There are infertility treatment options available for both men and women
Infertility treatment for men includes:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Certain hormones
  • Sperm retrieval

Infertility treatment for women includes:

  • Fertility drugs
  • Surgery
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

It is important to look at the health of the mother before she conceives. Are her female hormones well balanced? Is she nutritionally sound? How much stress is she under? Is thyroid function optimal?

Other treatments to consider are:

  • Nutrition
  • Targeted nutrient supplementation.
  • Botanicals that nourish and tonify the uterus, relax the nervous system, and achieve balance to the hormonal system, and help achieve balance to the hormonal system
  • Stress reduction (yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture)

The correct method of treatment will vary greatly depending on the root cause of the fertility in question. Another popular method is assisted reproductive technology, also known as ART. Assisted reproductive technology uses advanced methods to help couples conceive. Forms of ART include:

  • Sperm injection
  • Assisted hatching
  • Donor eggs
  • Donor sperm
  • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Gestational carriers (surrogate pregnancies)

Request Infertility Information Today

The only way to determine which method of infertility treatment or fertility testing is right for you is to receive a fertility consultation. Request infertility information today: call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.

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