Up your chances to conceive

What the doctors say

Eighty per cent of all cases of female infertility can be attributed to three causes:

Ovulation problems
Ovulation problems (polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity)
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition where ovaries have numerous tiny cysts (tiny follicles with immature cells), which, contrary to follicles in normal ovaries, do not grow and ovulate but produce excessive amounts of male hormones, which are released into blood. Women with PCOS have excessive amounts of male hormones, which can also lead to hirsutism (excessive hair growth) and obesity. Obesity is also linked to infertility, because the female hormone estrogen, which regulates periods and prepares the uterus for pregnancy, plays a key role. Heightened estrogen levels cause hormonal imbalance, which influences (disrupts) ovulation. Therefore, being overweight leads to irregular menstrual cycles, increases risk of infertility, decreases success of IVF and increases risk of miscarriage.

Endometriosis is a disease, where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus and causes infertility and pain. Symptoms include chronic pain in the lower abdomen, painful periods, painful sexual intercourse and infertility.

Tubal blockage
Fallopian tubes can be blocked completely or partly due to formations in them. This prevents a sperm to enter the fallopian tube or the latter cannot catch the egg cell. Thus, fertilisation cannot occur or leads to ectopic pregnancy. Blocked fallopian tubes are usually the consequence of an infection which spreads onto the fallopian tubes from the cervix, uterus or directly from the abdominal cavity, e.g. with appendicitis.

All three described conditions can be improved or overcome. FertilUp for women is the solution for all problems stated above.

Other infertility causes include age-related factors, uterine problems, fibroids, sexually transmitted diseases, systemic diseases (diabetes, thyroid disorders), and medications (anti-depressants, steroids).

Male infertility (like female) also accounts for about 30% of infertility cases. In 75%, the cause is infection, injury, genetic disorders, undescended testicles, sexually transmitted diseases, surgeries and some types of treatment (particularly of cancerous diseases), which can affect the quality of the semen. Male infertility is expressed through sperm count, motility and quality – morphology. All this is clearly evident in semen analysis. The more sperms in ejaculated semen and the more motile and normal-shaped they are, the easier it is for them to reach and fertilise the egg.

Conditions described above can be improved or overcome. FertilUp for men is the solution, as it focuses on the sperms, increasing their quantity and improving their morphology and motility. The more and healthier sperm you have, the greater your chances of fertilisation and pregnancy.

General health and lifestyle
General health of both you and your partner also affects fertility. Drink moderate amounts of alcohol and stop smoking – smoking reduces you chances of conception by at least a third, and increases the danger of miscarriage and bleeding during pregnancy. If you are physically too active, reduce physical stress. Stress can negatively affect both partners, as it postpones ovulation and influences the creation of semen.

Pay regular visits to your gynaecologist
If you have not done this so far, schedule a visit as soon as possible and check your current medical status and reproductive health. With every next visit, notify your physicians about any changes on and in your body, even if you do not think them significant. Some diseases have fairly common symptoms so they are easy to miss, but can greatly affect your fertility.

Maintain appropriate body weight

Body weight greatly influences the level of estrogen hormone, which is produced by body fat cells. If you are overweight, the estrogen level in your body is too high and has similar effect to taking contraceptives. In addition, your insulin level can increase, which in extreme cases can prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs. Being underweight can lead to a decrease in estrogen levels, which slows your reproductive cycle, or even stops it in extreme cases.

Stop smoking
Smoking has been proven to negatively affect the fertility of both men and women. Smoking is harmful to ovaries, and can even cause negative changes on the eggs, which become too susceptible to genetic abnormalities. In men, smoking affects the quantity and mobility of sperms. If you smoke, it is high time you stopped.

Practice safe sex
Various sexually transmitted inflections are among major reasons of infertility. Because symptoms are often not noticeable, the disease is not treated appropriately, which can cause changes in the body affecting fertility. For example, fallopian tubes may become scarred, which prevents the normal journey of eggs to the uterus. Use a condom and be tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases.

Overcome stress

Stress is also one of major factors influencing fertility. While trying to get pregnant, try to relax as much as you can, avoid stressful situations, and, if possible, go on holidays. Also try – which is very difficult – not to think about the fact that you are having problems conceiving. Take trips to nature, relax, sign up for a yoga class, etc. Your state of mind plays a major role – surely you have heard stories about couples you could not get pregnant for ages but then conceived shortly after adopting a baby.

FertilUp is an effective solution for couple trying to get pregnant. FertilUp for men and women and natural nutritional supplements with a perfect combination of herbs, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals based on several years of research by Swedish gynaecologists. FertilUp has been designed to increase your possibility of conception and enhance your reproductive health by creating optimal conditions in men and women for conceiving and accelerating the fertilisation stage.

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