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Causes of infertility

There are many couples around the world who cannot conceive naturally. But that doesn't mean they have to give up their dream of having their own child.

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We will determine the causes after an initial consultation

The causes of infertility can occur in both men and women. We will conduct various tests based on the initial consultation. We always start with the least stressful tests (blood tests, ultrasound, endocrinology, immunology, genetics); followed by an examination of fallopian tube patency, hysteroscopy or ERA test to determine the cause of infertility and help you have a baby.

Methods for determining the causes of infertility

Negative factors

Negative factors affecting infertility include lifestyle and increasing age. The most serious problems are being overweight, smoking, drinking alcohol, lack of exercise or too much stress.

  • Excess weight icon Excess weight

    Being overweight or obese also affects your chances of getting pregnant. In women, more fat produces more oestrogen which results in lack of ovulation and affects the outcome of treatment. In many cases, overweight men have problems with their erection, as well as with sperm quantity and quality. 

  • Smoking icon Smoking

    Smoking reduces the chances of pregnancy. The chemicals in cigarette smoke have a negative effect on the quality of female eggs and male sperm.

  • Alcohol icon Alcohol

    If you want to get pregnant, you should avoid alcohol. This applies not only during pregnancy, but also when you are trying to conceive. In men, alcohol reduces the number of sperm and their motility.

  • Lack of exercise icon Lack of exercise

    Plenty of exercise and a healthy lifestyle increase the chances of successful pregnancy.

  • Too much stress icon Too much stress

    Above all, stress reduces the chance of natural conception and successful IVF.

  • Age icon Age

    The chances of getting pregnant decrease with age. The main reason is the declining number and quality of eggs, but also other health problems affecting infertility. In men, the quality of sperm decreases with age.

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) icon Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

    Another complication can be polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

    This is caused by an imbalance in male and female hormones in the woman's body, whereby a woman's body produces more of the male hormone testosterone than usual. Due to this imbalance, the ovaries do not form follicles, and this can block the release of eggs (ovulation). A typical manifestation of this syndrome is the accumulation of follicles in the form of small cysts in the ovarian cortex.

    PCOS is often associated with obesity and diabetes.


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