Infertility treatment is changing as more and more people are opting to try alternative treatments. These new therapies have shown promising results in helping couples conceive naturally, without the use of invasive procedures or medications.
Infertility is generally defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year or longer of unprotected sex. Many different factors can cause infertility, but some providers may evaluate and treat women aged 35 years or older with 6 months of unprotected sex instead because fertility in women declines steadily with age.
Reproductive endocrinologists specialize in managing infertility cases by assessing the woman’s reproductive organs for any abnormalities which could be preventing her from getting pregnant – they will also work to diagnose what might have caused a miscarriage if it is recurrent (two or more).
A woman’s fertility is often impacted by her menstrual cycle. The most common disorders that may disrupt the normal ovulation process are Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and ovarian insufficiency. PCOS occurs when hormones called androgens or male sex hormones become excessively high because of an overproduction from the adrenal glands located near your kidneys, which causes cysts to develop on eggs inside your ovaries as well as irregular periods due to elevated levels of estrogen caused by this disease.
Male factor infertility is a contributing factor in 40-50% of cases, and the sole cause for 15-20%. If semen analysis results are abnormal, they should be repeated to confirm. Once confirmed, if there’s an abnormality severe enough your partner will need additional guidance from reproductive urologists who may recommend lifestyle changes or hormonal treatments.
Infertility is a tragedy that affects more than 10% of couples. The incidence of infertility increases with age, and the rates are higher in women as they approach 40 years old. One such alternative treatment for infertility is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT has been shown to increase blood flow and improve blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Southern California say that “Oxygen deprivation can lead to reduced fertility by disrupting spermatogenesis in men, oocyte maturation in women, fertilization and implantation.” Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may also help your immune system function better after surgery or radiation treatments.
PEMF Therapy is another alternative treatment for infertility that has been shown to increase the chances of pregnancy in women. PEMF stands for pulsed electromagnetic fields and this therapy utilizes low intensity, low-frequency electromagnetic fields to stimulate cellular activity, which can help repair damaged cells and regenerate new ones.
A PEMF device can be used in the home or outside of traditional medical settings. This type of therapy has also been used as a non-invasive pain relief method in patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain. If you have tried over six months of traditional methods without success or are suffering from any chronic condition mentioned above, consider trying PEMF therapy to see if it may provide some relief.
To know more about our alternative treatments for infertility, you can reach out to our experts at MiraZone Chronic Pain and Inflammation Treatment Center through our phone number, (713) 485-6108, or by visiting our location at 119 E 20th St, Houston.