Most Doctors define it as follows:
Inability to successfully conceive after trying for over a year if you're younger than 35 years old.
Inability to successfully conceive after trying for over 6 months if you're 35 years old or older.
What Are The Symptoms of Infertility?
It is recommended to visit a Doctor if you have irregular periods, long and painful periods or any other discomfort during a woman's period or during intercourse.
What Are The Causes of Infertility?
There are many factors that can contribute to Infertility, including age, chromosomal issues, obesity, heavy use of tobacco, alcohol, or Sexual Transmitted Diseases.
What Causes Infertility in Men?
Low sperm count can cause infertility. Other factors are obesity and extreme consumption of alcohol and tobacco. There can be treatments that increase sperm count but only a Physician can make these recommendations. A sperm analysis is likely to be ordered to assess additional causes of infertility.
What Causes Infertility in Women?
Age can be one of the factors, as well as obesity, sexual transmitted diseases and hormonal imbalances. A Fertility work-up can be given by your Doctor to determine what could be causing infertility in each case.
What Are The Treatments and Medications for Infertility?
Treatments vary and can be as simple as a prescription medication, and as complex as Artificial Insemination and In-Vitro Fertilization depending on the diagnosis.
What Are Alternative Treatments for Infertility?
Many Doctors recommend a holistic approach to the treatment of Infertility that includes Acupuncture and other supplements.
Can You Prevent Infertility?
Leading a healthy lifestyle can decrease your chances of infertility. However, there's such thing as Unexplained infertility in which even healthy couples with no known issues can face this disease, and a fertility specialists can help couples achieve their dreams of conception.
This information has been vetted by Dr. Rudy Quintero, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, and a Fertility Doctor in Los Angeles, to read more about him please visit www.CareFertility.net