Pregnancy is a great step in both a man and a woman’s life. For some people, getting pregnant can be a challenge-no matter what you do, you and your partner cannot seem to conceive. If getting pregnant has presented itself as an issue for you and your partner, you are not the only one. 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States cannot conceive a child. Infertility occurs when you, or your partner, are not able to get pregnant even if you are participating in frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year (or 6 months in some situations).
Infertility can deal with a certain cause either from you or your partner, or a number of things that can hinder pregnancy. The good news is, there are multiple safe and effective therapies for countering infertility. These treatments can immensely improve the chances of getting pregnant.
At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions. Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you so that you can have a baby and start your family.
Causes of Infertility
In order to get pregnant, the complicated stages of ovulation and fertilization need to be perfectly ordered to work just right. For certain couples, infertility issues can occur right at birth or something can go unsound along the way that develops into infertility.
Infertility can include one or both partners. Studies have shown that:
- Approximately one-third of cases the male is the cause of infertility
- Approximately one-third of cases the female is the cause of infertility
- In the other cases, the reasoning behind infertility deals with both the male and female, or no known reason can be identified
Causes of male infertility:
- Abnormal sperm production or function
- Problems with the delivery of sperm
- Overexposure to certain environmental factors
- Damage related to cancer and its treatment
Causes of female infertility:
- Ovulation disorders
- Uterine or cervical abnormalities
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
- Pelvic adhesions
Other causes of infertility in women are:
- Thyroid problems
- Cancer and its treatment
- Other medical conditions
- Certain medications
Symptoms of Infertility
A lot of couples accomplish getting pregnant in the first six months of attempting. In all, after 12 months of ongoing unprotected intercourse, around 90 percent of couples will get pregnant. A lot of couples will finally conceive in the course of time, with help or not.
The most common sign of infertility is the couple cannot get pregnant. Other than that, there may not be any other signals to infertility.
At times, an infertile woman can have irregular or absent menstrual periods. In rare cases an infertile man can have some signs of hormonal issues, such as difference in hair growth or sexual function.
Treatments for Infertility
At AdvaCare Clinics, we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is helping couples experiencing infertility, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.
A few treatments we offer are:
- Trigger point injections
- Condition Education
- Massage and myofascial release
- Physical Therapy
- EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
- Laser Therapy
- And many more…
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about infertility, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.