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They best way to avoid an infertility treatment is to protect your fertility. Infertility is the newest form of epidemic that is estimated to trouble one out of every six couples. Infertility problems do not surface until a couple tries to conceive. It is important to know about the reasons behind infertility and the ways to prevent it. This will help you shun the chances of going for a infertility treatment in future.
Here are some tips that can help prevent infertility
Minimize the exposure to chemicals – Chemicals like Ovotoxicant, Endocrin Disraptors, Pthalates, VCH, PAH that are mostly present in cigarettes, car fumes, road tar, pesticides, plastic food containers etc. These are responsible for hormonal imbalance, ovulation malfunction, miscarriages, PCOS, endometriosis etc in women.Pesticides (found in non-organic food and unfiltered water), Formaldehyde (found in floor polishes, air fresheners, deodorants etc), Bisphenols (found in plastic containers, dry-cleaning chemicals, paint fumes, petroleum based liquids found in household products etc. are especially harmful for men.
Stay away from unfiltered water – The water for daily use is open to all types of contamination. Hence, a duel filtration system is mandatory both for the kitchen and the shower. Yes, in the shower as well, as the chemical may seep in through your skin or respiratory system while bathing.
Stick to a fertility diet –Add nuts, vegetables, seasonal fruits (all organic stuff), seeds, grains, legumes (not canned), organic meat, sea fishes etc to your platter. Cook food in olive oil, clarified butter (ghee) and for all non-heated oil requirements use flaxseed oil, nut or olive oil. Stay away from animal estrogen and the dangerous Trans fats found in doughnuts, candies, fries, pies, chocolates, chips etc.
Get checked for STD– The preconception schedule must begin with a thorough check up for STDs in both partners. Chlamydia is the most common form of STD that cause sperm abnormalities and develops sperm antibodies in men. In women it may cause scarring, miscarriages and blocked Fallopian tubes.
Follow a prescribed preconception plan – We often do not understand that sperm cells and eggs needs time to mature. Hence, it is important to follow a proper preconception plan for at least 4 months before you try to conceive. This will allow improving the quality of both the sperm and eggs and ensuring the embryo they form is healthy.
Say not to addictions– Unhealthy addictions can harm the fertility in both genders to a great extent. An extended study revealed that 2-3 cups of coffee daily can bring down women fertility rate to nearly zero. They are twice more prone to miscarriages.Cigarettes, alcohol and drugs may bring down the sperm count and motility rate in men to a great extent. Hence, if you are planning a family, stay really far from your addictions.
Ask your doctor for pregnancy and pre-conception supplements– No matter how healthy are your platter; your body is not likely to get all the required nutrients needed for the proper growth of your baby. To ensure that you have a successful and healthy pregnancy, pregnancy and pre-conception supplements are mandatory. These supplements prepare your body to conceive and give birth to a healthy child.
These tips will help you boost your fertility naturally and restrain yourself from seeking infertility treatment in future. Still have doubt? Get in touch with your fertility expert to know more about preserving and boosting your fertility.