Approximately one in 10 American families struggle with infertility. By definition, infertility is the inability to become pregnant after trying for one year (s)ix months for women over 35. Infertility affects both men and women.
At Dignity Health of Arizona, we know infertility can be an extremely emotional situation. Our fertility experts will be there to support you through your diagnosis and treatment. You can rest assured that you are receiving the most innovative care that reproductive technology has to offer. If you would like to learn more about infertility treatment in Arizona, Find a Doctor online.
Infertility: Risk Factors
Several circumstances can increase your risk for infertility. Some are beyond your control, while others can be altered. Risk factors that increase the likelihood of infertility include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Age (in women)
- Being very overweight
- Being very underweight
- Exposure to chemicals, radiation, or other toxins
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Strenuous exercise
In many cases, the only symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a year of trying. However, an underlying health condition may be the cause of your fertility problems. Woman may have additional related symptoms such as irregular, painful, or heavy periods. Men may notice changes in ejaculation and erectile function.
Offering a Wide Variety of Treatment Options for Infertility at Dignity Health
Like infertility symptoms, treatment also depends on the cause. Your doctor will help you find a treatment plan that fits your specific needs. Your options include medications that stimulate and regulate ovulation and surgery.
At Dignity Health, we are committed to providing all women in our community access to the most advanced medical technology available. Our wide range of gynecological services ensures that we can address each woman's unique needs.
Dignity Health can help patients with infertility in Arizona find the support and treatment they need.