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Determining the Cause of Low Fertility Levels

Hormone levels are a major factor in the fertility of both men and women.  When a person’s body does not manufacture adequate levels of hormones, becoming pregnant can be difficult if not impossible.  In order to correct those issues and increase fertility, it is important that your doctors understand the cause of low fertility levels.

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The initial phase of fertility treatment is to evaluate each partner’s fertility.  For the woman, this includes a number of tests to determine hormone levels at various times in her cycle.  A woman’s hormone levels change during her cycle.  If these changes don’t happen at the appropriate time or at the appropriate levels, fertility issues can ensue.  Blood work can provide a wealth of information about the cause of low fertility levels and allow doctors to create a personalized treatment plan. 

For men, the testing process begins with a semen sample.  This one test provides information about the quantity and quality of the sperm a man produces.  Should that sample indicate a problem, further tests will be done to determine the root cause of the issue.  Low hormone levels can also result in fertility issues for men.

Treating the Cause of Low Fertility Levels

Many fertility issues are the result of insufficient production of hormones.  A number of issues can cause this problem.  Addressing the root cause of the issue is the best way to improve fertility.  For example, being overweight or underweight can result in fertility problems.  Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for your height can improve fertility. 

Other options include the use of fertility medications.  Medications are available in oral, injectable, and nasal spray form, and can be customized to address the needs of each individual.  Personalizing medication plans provides the best fertility treatment experience and limits side effects.

For information on the cause of low fertility levels or assistance addressing your fertility concerns, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.


Topics: Fertility, Infertility

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