“Many lifestyle factors such as the age at which to start a family, weight, lack of exercise, pshychological stress, environmental and occupational exposures, and others can have substantial effects on fertility. Women or men who consume tobacco, excessive alcohol or caffeine are more likely to develop problems of infertility”, Dr Saroja said.
She said that some research shows that stress also affects testosterone levels and sperm production in men. For some women, chronic stress can affect ovulation by atltering the signals to the hypothalamus, the centre of the brain that regulates some of the hormones that trigger the ovaries to release eggs each month. Women under non stop stress may ovulate less regularly, making it difficult to achieve pregenancy during the fertile window. Getting too little sleep can also cause hormonal imbalance and can have a surprising impact on conception.” Sleep is super-regenerative and gives the body a chance to relax and recover from a stressful day”, Dr Saroja said.
NIF is the among the largest service providers in the fertility space. In addition to providing core procedures such as IUI, IVF, and Andrology services, NIF offers several state-of-the-art technologies such as Verification for preserving embryos and eggs, ERA to find out the timing of the uterus’ capacity to accept embryos, PGS and PGD for the transfer of genetically normal embryos—all procedures that significantly improve the chances of a pregnancy following IVF-ICSI, even in patients with multiple previous failures.(UNI)