Infertility is a serious problem that a lot of couples have to face and this is why they are looking for infertility treatment. The treatment usually depends on the cause of the problem and also on the period of time for which you have been infertile. In some cases there is no treatment at all.
Treatments for infertility for women
Usually the main method of treatment is the use of fertility drugs. These can be used in case of infertility caused by ovulation disorders. The main point of the medication is to induce and to regulate ovulation and they act as the natural hormones to start ovulation.
This is a fertility treatment that you have to take orally and that can induce ovulation in case of women with PCOS or other kinds of ovulatory disorders. As a result the pituitary glands start producing LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH which will stimulate the growth of an egg containing follicle.
Human menopausal gonadotropin
This kind of infertility treatment needs to be injected and it is used by women who don’t ovulate because of the inability of the pituitary gland to induce ovulation. Contrary to the previous treatment, this doesn’t stimulate the pituitary glands, but directly the ovaries.
Human chorionic gonadotropin
This one of the treatments for fertility is used together with clomiphene, FSH, hCG and hMG. Just as in the previous cases, this one also stimulates the follicles that are supposed to release the mature eggs. There are some conditions in case of which this kind of treatment can’t be used.
Gonadotropine releasing analogs
This infertility treatment is suitable for the women with irregular menstrual cycles or who ovulate even before the egg matures. The main point of the treatment is to suppress the pituitary glands’ activity. This way the hormone production is altered and the follicle growth can be induced through the use of FSH.
This is a class of fertility treatments that includes anastrozole and letrozole. The treatment is used for patients with advanced stages of breast cancer. The doctors also use it in case of patients who can’t ovulate and who didn’t have any response to clomiphene citrate.
There are some downsides of the infertility treatment. These include the fact that the FDA didn’t approve for inducing ovulation. In the same time the treatment’s effects on early pregnancy are yet unknown. This means that if you manage to get pregnant, the treatment can have some side effects.
This treatment for infertility is used in case of patients who don’t have regular menstrual cycles because of high prolactin levels. This is a hormone which stimulates the production of milk in case of the new mothers. The treatment prevents the hormone’s production.
In case of the majority of the causes behind infertility there is some kind of infertility treatment. You just have to find the cause first to have the right treatment. If you are trying to get pregnant for some time and you didn’t manage, you should see a specialist.