Facts You Need to Know About Infertility

Babies and MothersInfertility is a medical condition – not a social stigma. The World health Organization defines infertility as a disease of the reproductive system. Infertility affects one in eight couples. Here are some basic facts that The Infertility Doctor wants you to know.

Successfully Treating Infertility

Infertility is a medical condition that can be successfully treated. The shame and social stigma of infertility must be dismissed with basic factual knowledge plus proactive medical attention.

  • 40 percent of infertility cases are due to female-factors
  • 40 percent of infertility cases are due to male-factors
  • 20 percent of infertility cases are due to both male and female factors

Couples should not remain in denial of their circumstance when they are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to full term.

Female Infertility Factors

A woman’s fertility challenges are caused by a wide range of medical conditions hindering her reproductive system.

  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve (due to natural aging)
  • Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalalamic – Pituitary- Thyroid – Adrenal)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Tubal Factors (blocked Fallopian tubes)
  • Pelvic Factors
  • Uterine Factors
  • Endometriosis
  • Embryo Implantation Failure
  • Lifestyle Factors (Obesity – Poor Nutrition – Smoking – Lack of Exercise)

Male Infertility Factors

The most common cause of male-factor infertility is due to a physical condition that:

  • Lowers sperm production
  • Inhibits sperm movement through the reproductive system

Diagnosed Medical Conditions

  • Varicocele is a varicose vein in the scrotum that cause the testicles to overheat
  • Blockage in the vas deferens or epididymis inhibits sperm movement

Diagnosed Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

These factors negatively impact sperm production and movement.

  • Smoking
  • Hot tubbing or hot baths
  • Exposure to solvents or other hazardous materials (BPA in plastics) in the workplace
  • Prolonged stress

Male Hormonal Imbalances

  • Obesity
  • Disorder of the pituitary
  • Disorder of the hypothalamus
  • Disorder of the endocrine glands

These medical conditions require specialized medical attention. Do not ignore or downplay a medical diagnosis that can have harsh consequences in the future when you decide to start a family – and cannot.

The Compassionate Infertility Doctor

It is important to work with a compassionate infertility doctor having over 38 years of clinical diagnostic and successful treatment experience.

Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has two beautiful office located in Hoffman Estates IL and Buffalo Grove IL. Dr. Jacobs is the Senior Doctor at Fertility Centers of Illinois and has privileges in 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers located in the Chicagoland area. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs, you can choose from all convenient locations to pursue your customized IVF treatment plan.

Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Laurence Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.