When Should You See A Fertility Specialist?
When it comes to fertility struggles and the decision to seek professional help, it can be difficult for couples to determine if they are really facing infertility, or if they are experiencing a normal timeframe for achieving pregnancy. The following infertility definitions can help you decide when to seek help: Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant within 12 months of unprotected sex by couples in which the woman is younger than 35 years of age and has no major medical problems. For couples in which the woman is over 35 years of age, infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after six months of unprotected sex. If a man, woman or couple answers Yes to either
FAQ: Autoimmune Disorders and Pregnancy
In the past, women with autoimmune diseases were frequently counseled against conceiving. Today, more and more women with a range of autoimmune conditions are enjoying healthy pregnancies. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about autoimmune disorders and pregnancy. Q: What Are The Most Common Autoimmune Disorders Affecting Women Of Childbearing Age? Rheumatic diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis; thyroid diseases, such as Hashimoto’s and Graves; and type 1 diabetes. There are also some rarer diseases clinicians should be aware of, including scleroderma; Sjögren’s syndrome; and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, a condition characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in the blood. Though women with this condition don’t have active disease, they may develop clotting problems down the road. It’s important
More Women Are Affected By Autoimmune Diseases – Why?
Autoimmune diseases are like a silent epidemic. Statistics vary depending on which autoimmune diseases are included. Somewhere between 23.5 million to 50 million Americans or about one in six people live and cope with autoimmune diseases according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. The National Institute of Health reports 75 percent of those people are women and has officially designated it a major women’s health issue. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the organs it was designed to protect. They are a varied group of more than 100 illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. They include diseases of the nervous, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, as well as the skin and joints and
Advantages of BHRT For Women
Hormonal imbalance is a very common issue for women as we get older. Health conditions including thyroid disorders, menopause, and low sex drive are all linked to out-of-balance hormone levels. The symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be life-altering. These symptoms can include mood swings, insomnia, weight gain, and hair loss. Thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatments, women who are suffering from symptoms of hormone imbalance can now find relief – including better health and a higher quality of life. The treatments can safely and effectively restore a woman’s hormone balance with a comprehensive treatment plan. Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women Hormones have an important role in many bodily processes. Your hormones affect your heart rate, metabolism, appetite, sleep patterns, sexual
Talking About Bhrt For Menopause Symptoms
Menopause - Whats So Scarey? Many women dread the thought of menopause because they have "bought into" two common misapprehensions. The first is believing the "horror stories" they heard from their mothers and friends about the awful symptoms women must endure when they go through the "changes". Fortunately, not every woman will suffer with menopausal symptoms and many women pass through menopause without more than a few hot flashes. The second misconception is that there is no safe and effective treatment for menopausal symptoms should the symptoms become so intolerable that they interfere with the quality of life. It is safe to say that there is both effective and safe hormonal replacement therapy to alleviate suffering during menopause. The form of hormones and
When to Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy
You Are Tested Low In Hormones This one is pretty obvious, but not always acknowledged. Similar to the fact that doctors don’t give insulin to someone who doesn’t test with abnormal levels, doctors test to make sure that your levels are signaling a need for a hormone. If your body is producing a normal level of the hormone, there isn’t a reason to take it. Your body is producing a level that it is happy with, so let it be happy! Your doctor will be able to look at your other hormone levels and the standard levels for your age, to determine that your results are within a healthy range. Many people assume they are low in a hormone because of age