An Overiew About Infertility

Overiew about infertility

An Overiew About Infertility

There is a myth surrounding infertility that it is a problem confined only to females which is not true. Causes of infertility can be due to male infertility too. There are thus equal chances for both men and women to be infertile. Due to poor dietary choices, high stress, a sedentary lifestyle, pathological conditions, and environmental factors, infertility in both men and women is not an uncommon problem. The number of couples coming forward for fertility treatment methods has also been increasing substantially. Fertility clinics offer comprehensive treatment for infertility under a single roof.  Altius hospital with multiple specialities is reliable destination if one is looking for fertility treatment as they have experts at IVF treatment.

Female infertility

Some of the causes of female infertility are PCOS/PCOD, Endometriosis, Obesity, Thyroid issues, Fibroids, Blocked fallopian tubes and Ovulation disorders. These conditions enhance the risk of miscarriages and impair the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and pregnancy when the body mass index exceeds the desired range.  However, all of the these conditions are treatable by an expert gynaecologist or an IVF doctor, that are both available at Lil Feet by Altius Hospitals

Male infertility

Male infertility could be low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm, illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems and lifestyle choices. Low testosterone levels and reduced spermatogenesis associated with severe hypotestosteronemia may increase the chances of infertility.

Moreover, the frequency of androgen imbalance & erectile dysfunction also increases with increasing body mass index contributing to infertility in males.  Male infertility can be addressed and treated by an IVF doctor.

Specialized clinics

A fertility clinic visit is planned when most options offered to treat you or your partner have failed. An OBG specialist will advise to perform some simple tests or even a hormone blood test and also certain scans such as ultrasound and a sonohysterogram, also known as a hysterosalpingogram (HSG).  Even the male partner also requires urologist to check him out at the same time.

It is natural for one to opt for a facility that offers everything at one place instead of visiting multiple facilities. An IVF doctor specializes in treating infertility and hence is the right choice. Gynaecologists specially trained to deal with issues that surround reproductive organs and health can also address infertility issues.

Who can visit a fertility clinic?

People who are above the age of thirty-five and have difficulties in conceiving after trying for more than a year, women who have had a history of miscarriages and people who start their journey towards conception with existing risk factors or symptoms of infertility can visit an infertility specialist and begin their IVF treatment without any delay.

How infertility is treated at fertility clinics?

Treatment options depend on the individual’s unique circumstances and the root of their infertility. Thanks to technological advancements and highly skilled professionals who are able to deliver the best treatment available. Upon diagnosis, it will be decided whether only just one of the partners needs treatment or both the partners.

Some patients may require hormone or ovulation-supporting medicines, sometimes in conjunction with minor surgical procedures. In order to conceive, fertility experts perform assisted reproductive technology (ART). This refers to a variety of techniques that can aid in conception. ART involves techniques that facilitate egg fertilisation and aid the implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterine lining. The two most common fertility treatments we perform are:

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) & In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

In the former, healthy sperm are collected and administered directly into the uterus during the time of ovulation, whereas in the latter, eggs are fertilised by sperm in a laboratory before developing into an embryo in an artificial environment. The embryos thus developed are subsequently introduced into the uterus.

Other types of ART for which, we are specialised include, egg or embryo donation), cryopreservation (also known as freezing your eggs, sperm, or embryos) and gestational carriers (also known as surrogacy).


One can determine which treatments are most effective for them by speaking with our specialist at Lil Feet by Altius Hospitals who specialises in pregnancy care as well as treatment for infertility.