Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Signs That Could Indicate Infertility In Men And Women

Ultimately at one point in time, all that we dream of is a beautiful family life with kids playing around, giving us the greatest source of joy. Giving birth to one's own child is definitely the most blissful moment of life. While many of us are lucky enough to beget a child some of us are not. Some couples are diagnosed with infertility which is quite agonizing. Like any other conditions infertility also shows various symptoms which can be inconspicuous as they are not direct symptoms. Thanks to the continuous progress of medical science, many treatments have been found out to overcome infertility. But being aware of the symptoms is crucial for deciding your treatment. The obvious and most primary symptom is definitely not getting pregnant within a year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Yet there are some other symptoms that you need to be aware of. Here are some of the common symptoms of infertility that may go unnoticed by you.

Causes of infertility in men and women can be of different types.

Causes of infertility in men and women

Infertility Signs In Women

  • Irregular periods is one such sign that could be pointing at infertility. The average cycle of periods is 28 days. A few days before or after the 28th day can be considered normal. But you could be experiencing irregularity in your periods if you can't even estimate the arrival of your periods due to a significant variation in the cycle. Such a condition could be due to hormonal issues or polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS). If you haven't had your periods for months then you should definitely approach your gynecologist and get your fertility checked. Painful periods that hinder with your day to day routine can be a symptom of endometriosis which in turn affects fertility. The pain mentioned here need not be confused with the period cramps which is normal. 
  • Hormonal fluctuations are yet another sign that could indicate infertility. Sudden skin issues, weight gain etc. might be a result of hormonal fluctuation. It is best that you consult a doctor during such times.
  • Some women experience pain during sexual intercourse. Most of them dismiss it considering it a trivial matter. But it is not. This could be anything ranging from hormonal fluctuations to endometriosis that could cause infertility.

Infertility Signs In Men

  • Pain or swelling of the testicle experienced can be due to various conditions contributing to infertility. So do consult a doctor if you experience the same.
  • If you have issues maintaining an erection, then the possibility is that your hormonal levels may have reduced. This may contribute to infertility as well
  • Testicle health of a man is one of the main factors that contribute to fertility. Sperms are present in the testes. Small or firm testicles can cause trouble in conceiving. Such conditions ought to be checked by a doctor.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

How Should I Maintain My Diet During Pregnancy?

A woman finds her ultimate happiness when she gets ready to carry her baby through the period of 10 months to give birth to the next generation. The happiness when she carries the whole world in her womb is priceless. And they say, that there is no better feeling than the movement inside you. Pregnancy is a period of a mixture of emotions and feelings, physical and mental. Well, maintaining a bloom of health during the pregnancy is of prime importance for the mother and the child. Special diets and exercise plans are essential to maintaining the same.

During pregnancy, the body needs extra vitamins, minerals and nutrients sufficient to meet the needs of the mother and the baby.

•  Dairy Products

All kinds of dairy products like milk, yogurt, being rich sources of calcium and protein are essential for the healthy physic of the baby.

•  Vegetables

Dark vegetables, leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, green peas etc are an excellent source of vitamins such as folic acid, beta-carotene and vitamin C. They maintain the weight of the baby and controls the blood pressure. Also, vegetable oils are a source of zinc.

•  Cereals and pulses

High fibre content cereals and pulses are the sources of folic acid and iron. Your cereal bowl must have a perfect balance of carbohydrates and fibre with a low sugar content.

•  Meat/fish

A safe level of meat as a source of protein is required for pregnant women. Omega 3 fatty acids and a limited amount of fat are got through fish and meat.

•  Fruits

Fruits in considerable quantity are recommended during the pregnancy. The fibrous fruits help in preventing constipation. Variety of fruits counting up to 2 cups a day is required.

•  Water

A pregnant woman requires around 10 glasses of water on a daily basis in the form of water, milk, juices etc. Having sufficient quantity of water daily is required to avoid the possible dehydration and other urinary infections during pregnancy.

Lack of a healthy diet can bring in more complications during the delivery and congenital issues to the baby. Also, excess caffeine, alcohol, uncooked meat, etc must be avoided during pregnancy.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

What is IVF procedure and how does it work?

There has been an exponential expansion of assisted reproductive technology (ART) during the past decade. India has one of the highest growths in the number of ART cycles performed every year.

India faces a high burden of infertility, with an estimated 27.5 to 30 million couples in the reproductive age suffering from infertility. Out of this, male factor accounts for 30%-40% while female factor accounts for 40%-50% of infertility. However, the ART in India is still highly under-penetrated even with this massive demand. The number of couples coming forward for evaluation is just 1% (which is approximately 270,000) of the population of infertile couples and less than 40% of these goes for prescribed treatment.  The stigmas associated with infertility treatment need to be eradicated. This can happen only with constant education regarding the problem and the treatment available.

What is IVF?

IVF stands for in vitro fertilization. It’s one of the more generally known types of ART. The human body is magnificent but unpredictable. It is not easy to see what is happening on the inside, even with the most sophisticated imaging technology now available. IVF allows us to create a controlled environment that extensively enhances the opportunity for fertilization of the egg.

So what is IVF? - In simpler terms, egg and sperm are combined in a lab for IVF treatment —incubated, and cautiously monitored all the way through the fertilization process. Successfully fertilized eggs develop into embryos over the course of 3 to 5 days. Next, the embryo quality is studied for transfer, freezing, or further culturing and development. In fact, IVF is not a single process but a series of procedures. An average IVF cycle takes almost 8 weeks from consultation to transfer. The specific events of each path in IVF is similar for almost all patients, what varies is how their body responds at each stage.


Who is a Good Candidate for IVF?

The good news here is that IVF is successful in treating many, many different causes of infertility. IVF is often a good option for: 
  • Patients with reduced ovarian function and women who cannot produce healthy eggs and who are willing to use donor eggs.
  • Many women with removed or blocked fallopian tubes have success with IVF as it bypasses the fallopian tubes altogether
  • Women who have an infertility disorder, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Tubal factor infertility or endometriosis are also good candidates for IVF as it helps to treat their infertility symptoms.
  • Women with uterine fibroids and  irregular ovulation cycles may benefit from IVF
  • For 30%-40% of infertile couples, male infertility is a contributing factor. They may also benefit from IVF.
  • Unexplained infertility: 1 in 6 couples suffer from fertility problems and sometimes these remain undiagnosed after investigation. 
  • People who want control over the genetics of the baby: Parents may also choose IVF if they run the risk of passing a genetic disorder on to their offspring. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) can check the embryos for genetic abnormalities.
  • For women who are unsuccessful with other fertility treatments, including fertility medications and IUI (intrauterine insemination), IVF often offers hope where other methods have failed.


How does IVF work?

IVF Techniques may differ depending on the clinic, but typically involves the following steps:

1. Strengthening the Egg Supply

You will be given medication that will repress your natural menstrual cycle. This is to make sure that the medication used in the next stage to be more effective. Fertility medications containing the fertility hormone (Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)) is given to the woman.  Also known as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, this makes the ovaries produce more eggs than usual. More eggs means more chances to conceive.  During this time, your doctor will perform regular blood tests, examine your hormone levels and perform ultrasounds to ensure you are producing eggs that are maturing in your ovarian follicles

 2. Retrieving the eggs

Egg retrieval is performed by a minor surgical procedure known as "follicular aspiration” under intravenous sedation.  A very thin needle is inserted through the vagina into the ovary guided by transvaginal ultrasonography. The needle is connected to a suction device which sucks the eggs out. According to a breakthrough study published in the UK journal Human Reproduction, there is a strong relationship between live birth rates and the number of eggs retrieved in one cycle. The live birth rate rose with an increasing number of eggs up to about 15; then gradually declined beyond 20 eggs. The “perfect” number of eggs retrieved will also depend on your doctor’s experience and professional opinion. Don’t hesitate to ask.

3. Insemination and fertilization

The eggs that have been collected are placed together with your partner (or donor’s) sperms and kept in an environmentally controlled chamber. Approximately 50,000 to 100,000 motile sperm are transferred to the eggs (when sperm parameters are normal). This is called standard insemination. Sometimes intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique is used to fertilize mature eggs if sperm parameters are abnormal (such as low sperm count and/or motility, poor morphology, or poor progression). Fertilization is checked 16 - 20 hours after insemination or ICSI to see if any eggs have been successfully fertilized.

4. Embryo quality:

There are several criteria used to determine the quality of the embryo. This is particularly important when trying to choose which embryos are preferred for embryo transfer. Embryos are evaluated and photographed by the embryologist before embryo transfer. Your Gynaecologist and the embryologist will decide, based on the rate of development and appearance of the embryos, which and how many embryos are recommended to be transferred. Usually, embryos are transferred at the cleavage stage on day 3 ((6 - 8 cells) after oocyte retrieval) or on day 5 when they have reached the blastocyst stage.

The woman is then given human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) or progesterone to help the lining of the womb receive the embryo. These medications will stimulate the growth of the uterine lining, effectively creating a nice cushy environment for the embryo when it is transferred.

 5. Embryo Transfer

It is important that the doctor and the couples have to discuss how many embryos should be transferred. Usually, a doctor will only transfer more than one embryo only when no ideal embryos are available.

A catheter or thin tube is inserted into the uterine cavity through the cervix to transfer the embryos. Embryo transfer is a simple procedure that does not require any anesthesia and this is usually painless. When the embryo sticks to the lining of the womb, healthy embryo growth can begin and you’re pregnant.

ARC Fertility Centre is one of the leading infertility clinics in India operating in 10 different locations in Tamilnadu and Puducherry. ARC is one of the most successful centers for IVF Treatment in Chennai and been helping couples fulfill their dreams to become parents with expert treatments and dedicated care. The Infertility Specialists in Chennai offer you the entire range of treatments and services to assist you in your journey to having a child. They aim to provide dependable, high quality, personalized care for patients and to treat fertility-related conditions as well as other areas of women’s care, by adopting sophisticated technologies, and thereby be a one-stop solution center for infertility.
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

To The Women Struggling With Infertility

Most of us aren’t aware of a completely startling problem that is currently bedeviling Asia’s third-largest economy — a striking decline in its fertility rate. The fertility rate of Indians has more than halved over the last 40 years as it has fallen from 4.97 during 1975-80 to 2.3 for the current period of 2015-20. While this may be welcome news for the overpopulated nation, it also points to the perplexing trend of young couples unable to procreate. According to recent statistics provided by the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility is seen to affect about 10- 15 percent of the Indian population. The report also revealed that the rate of infertility seems to be elevated among the urban population, with one out of six couples experiencing the problem.

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The infertility struggle in many ways can be considered as a journey. Lonely journey. Possibly a journey that you don’t necessarily wish to be on, however, one in which you get a deeper intuition, greater insight, and an evolved self-awareness, despite how painful it may be. The things you learn about yourself is how you interact with and respond to others — the people who haven’t been in your shoes, those who don’t know what you’re going through. They may innocuously comment, or perhaps inadvertently say something wrong, and because you are frenzied by this expedition to conceive, you construe their words through the medium of your pain. As far as your interrelationships go, infertility becomes the nearly overwhelming subtext in all interactions.

What it feels like to be infertile?

It's offensive to enquire "What is infertility like?" when a couple is struggling to conceive, but it's surely something we should all know more about. Most of us become adults believing that we'll be able to begin a family when we're prepared. So the intense frustration and regret that come with trying to get pregnant without success is a huge blow to the suffering couples.

Some women and men might also feel as if they are broken and that their bodies have betrayed them; some women may worry that their partner will leave them if they aren't able to get pregnant. These are normal feelings, but know that the worst-case scenarios will probably not come to pass. The phenomenon can be called as the “infertility inferiority complex” (just for an understanding, there is no such word) — this is characterized by having a lack of self-image, coupled with feelings vagueness, uncertainty, and not measuring up to the status quo. The affected person may feel something like this: “I can’t seem to get pregnant and I am worth less than you.” This extremely stabbing feeling has a particularly vituperative sting, as we this is concerned with our mind, body and its supposed natural abilities.

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It takes very little to trigger this complex for women who are actively trying to conceive. Perhaps the sight of another pregnant belly, two toddlers playing in a sandbox, a mother pushing a stroller, or even a simple, although unintended, fertility-based remark from a friend( who will never be in friend list afterwards), can instantly cripple the woman and send her into that helpless misery, locked inside the prison of her own pessimistic thinking.

As infertility and all the ups and downs that go with it can be extremely taxing, consider seeing a counselor -- either individually or as a couple -- to deal with any feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, or pessimism that arise.  Your doctor can offer a recommendation, and many fertility centres are affiliated with counselors.

ARC international fertility & research center are the leading hospitals for Infertility treatment in India operating in different locations with Best Infertility Specialist doctors and with Best Fertility treatment Infrastructure. Apart from treatments like Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and In vitro fertilization (IVF), Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); they also provide Gynaecological procedures like hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgeries, and pregnancy care. ARC fertility & research center is a comprehensive place for all gynecological problems and their recognition lies in providing affordable Laparoscopic surgeries in all the centres. They are rated as the one of Best IVF clinic providing Infertility treatment in Tamilnadu having Top Fertility specialists among all IVF hospitals in India.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

How do fibroids cause infertility in women?

Fibroids are the non-cancerous tumors grow inside or around the uterus. This common condition affects between 30-77% of women during their reproductive time.

Even though some fibroids develop and exist without symptoms, there are common symptoms of fibroids such as painful, abnormal bleeding during the menstruation, pain during coitus, irritability in the bladder, a pressure in the rectum, constipation, and painful bowel movements.

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The location and size of a fibroid determine whether it may affect the fertility. Fibroids are classified as submucosal (grows under the uterine cavity lining), intramural (grows within the uterine wall), pedunculated (grows as a stalk either outside or inside the uterus) and subserosal (grows on the outer wall of the uterine)

Though pedunculated, intramural and subserosal fibroids could cause discomfort, pain, they do not affect fertility condition. If a fibroid is grown inside the uterine cavity, submucosal or more than 6 cm diameters in size, then it might hamper conception up to 70%. In the following ways, uterine fibroids affect fertility:
  • Fibroids can change the shape of the cervix so that number of sperms enter into the uterus can be affected
  • They may change the uterus shape that would interfere with the sperm or embryo movement
  • Fibroids could affect the blood flow amount to the uterine cavity so that an embryo is decreased in its ability to implant itself to the uterine wall or develop.
  • Fibroids can impact the size of the lining of the uterine cavity
  • Fibroids may block fallopian tubes

When a fibroid protrudes into the uterine cavity, it may induce a corrosion of the endometrial lining. This condition causes irregular/continuous bleeding. If you are trying to conceive but experiencing excessive bleeding or irregular menstruation, then you should meet the OBG to ensure a healthy delivery.

Fibroid removal may be recommended to a woman who is suffering from submucosal fibroids and struggling to conceive. Taking a right fibroid treatment will help a woman to get conceived and deliver a healthy baby. Get proper fibroid treatment in Chennai with ARC.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Successful IVF Treatment With ARC In Chennai

Gone are those days when age was a constraint to experience motherhood and attaining menopause came along with sorrow of inability to reproduce. IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) has proved to be a boon to all those couples who’ve only dreamt of becoming parents but could never see their dream coming true due to insurmountable reasons.

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IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is a process in which the eggs are removed from the ovaries of the female, at the same time sperms are collected from the male partner. The collected eggs and sperms are made to fertilize in the laboratory and the fertilized egg, called as embryo, is then implanted in the woman’s womb to make her conceive.

Infertility Treatment In Chennai

Reach ARC International Fertility & Research Centre for the best IVF Treatment in Chennai with well-advanced technologies. ARC Fertility was founded by Dr.Saravanan Lakshmanan & Dr. Mahalakshmi Sarvanan.

IVF procedure can help people with,

  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
  • Having decreased sperm count or sperm motility
  • Ovulation disorders, uterine fibroids or premature ovarian failure
  • Women with fallopian tubes removed
  • Individuals with a genetic disorder
  • Unexplained infertility

Five steps leading to Fertility treatment

  • Medications are prescribed to the female partner for stimulating egg production. It is done in order to develop multiple eggs within the female body, as some eggs might not develop properly and not help in the fertilization process. Then tests are conducted to check the hormone levels and to examine ovaries.
  • Eggs are extracted using a hollow needle that is passed through the pelvic cavity. The entire process is being watched by ultrasound imaging that helps in proper egg extraction process.
  • The male is asked to produce samples of sperms that will be used for combining with the eggs in the laboratory dish.
  • After extracting eggs and collecting sperm sample, both are mixed together and stored till the fertilization takes place. Constant monitoring is done to keep a check on the fertilization process, once fertilization occurs; the fertilized eggs are considered as embryos.
  • Once embryo(s) is developed, it is transferred to the female body using a small tube. Usually, it is transferred post 4-5 days of fertilization.
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