Updated: Feb 13
Female Fertility Problems
Symptoms- Seeming inability of a woman to become pregnant.
Cause: Infertility is generally defined as the failure to conceive after a year or more of regular sexual activity during the time of ovulation. Either the woman or the man may be the cause. The primary reason is generally low sperm count, but it is ovulatory dysfunction in a woman.
Infertility usually means that the problem can be reversed; sterility implies that the situation is permanent. An estimated 20% of American couples experience infertility. Determining the exact cause is complex. In general, 60% of couples conceive within six months; and 90% create within a year. If you both are under 28 and have no reason to think otherwise, you should have a baby within a year.
A frequent cause is da efficiency of one or more nutrients.
The problem may be that the woman is not cycling and ovulating correctly. If she has less than 20% body fat, she may not.
Other causes included inherited disorders, infections, venereal disease, manhandled abortions, bacterial organisms, drugs, plugged fallopian tubes, emotional trauma, or frigidity.
You may have a hormonal balance if you are producing milk or have male pattern hair growth on your breasts, upper lip, or chin. There may be a thyroid problem.
You or your spouse may have had chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted diseases which can destroy the fallopian tubes in women and inflame and scar the flexible system in men. Over 4,000 Americans contract the disorders yearly.
You may have had pelvic infections, endometriosis, polycystic ovary disease, abdominal or urinary tract surgery, injuries to the perineum, excessively high fever, mumps or, measles. You may have used an intrauterine device (IUD). Salpingitis and Ovaries can cause sterility.
One of you may have been exposed to a harmful chemical, such as lead.
Kidney problems can result in reproductive imbalances. Clean out the kidneys. The more women smoke, the less likely they will conceive. Women whose mothers smoked are only half as likely to develop as those whose mothers were nonsmokers.
In rare instances, women develop antibodies to their partner's sperm.
In some cases, one or the other is only half-hearted about having a baby.
Diet and Nutrients
Eat a nourishing diet; be sure to include sufficient vitamins, minerals, and, if necessary digestive aids. A high protein diet (keep in mind all foods have protein but are high in proteins are your beans, peas, lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds), essential fatty acids (flaxseed oil is best 2-4 tsp). Vitamin A (in the form of carotenes), B Complex, zinc (30mg). germanium (100mg), CoQ10, Folic Acid (5mg) helps female fertility.
Vitamin E (400 IU) is essential if you wish to conceive. In women with irregular or absent periods, extra vitamin B6 can boost fertility (50 mg daily).
In one study, taking over 1000 mg of vitamin C can reduce fertility in women (whereas men can increase it).
A deficiency of selenium (500 mcg; not over 40mcg if pregnant) can lead to infertility in women.
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA as a B vitamin whicthattores fertility to a woman (100mg).
Fried food, sugary, junk, caffeine, white flour, or animal fats.
Go on a gluten-free diet. A gluten-free diet has enabled women, who previously were unable to conceive, to become pregnant.
Stop smoking and do not be around people who smoke. Avoid medicinal drugs. Studies reveal that caffeine can prevent pregnancy from the beginning. In addition, decaffeinated coffee has been linked to spontaneous abortion. It is suspected that the cause is the tannic acid in coffee and black tea. Women who drink alcohol can prevent the implantation of the fertilized egg in their womb.
Avoid stress. Avoid overweight. The closer a woman's weight is to the ideal, the more likely she will conceive.
Helpful herbs include black cohosh, red clover, yellow dock, wild yam, chamomile, skullcap, Dong Quai. Black cohosh balances hormones. False unicorn, wild yam, dong Quai help increase fertility.
Add 2Tbsp. Chaste berry, Chinese angelica (dong quai), false unicorn root, plus1-2 tsp. blessed thistle to a quart of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups day, 4-5 days a week.
Here is one physician’s formula for improving fertility in a woman: Mix equal amounts of damiana leaves, Siberian, ginseng, sarsaparilla root, saw palmetto berries, licorice root, and kelp. Make it into a tea and drink it.