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Both men and women may experience infertility because of various reasons. Often, The Risk Factors that affect fertility, detrimentally, are the same in both men and women. These risk factors, that trigger infertility causes, include:
The quality of eggs is a big consideration in a woman's fertility. As she ages increases, the quality of eggs decreases. The decline in egg quality becomes more marked, after a woman reaches the mid 30s. In older women, infertility is usually more common. So the younger a woman is, the more fertile she tends to be. Men over 40 years also tend to be less fertile than younger men
Smoking and drinking may decrease fertility in both the partners. Both tobacco and alcohol may also reduce possible benefits of fertility treatments. They are considered to be infertility causes that can be controlled completely by men and women. Studies have shown an increased instance of miscarriages in women who smoke
Low sperm count and erectile dysfunction are often attributed to smoking in men. Women are advised to avoid alcohol completely, when they are planning to get pregnant, or they have just discovered their pregnancy. In men, heavy alcohol use decreases both sperm count and its motility.
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How to Avoid These Risks?
Often, doctors are not able to explain infertility because there is a complete absence of all infertility causes. Such unexplained infertility may be caused due to poor health and stress. Maintaining good sexual health and avoiding both alcohol and tobacco, are some of the other lifestyle choices you can make, to improve fertility and decrease risk of infertility.
Infertility causes may be known or unknown. However, there are some risk factors which may increase the likelihood of developing infertility. Be mindful of these risks, and have a healthier lifestyle to remain healthy and fertile.
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