Infertility is a widespread problem (according to statistics, about 4.5 million families each year seek help from specialists), serious and multifaceted. As a rule, infertility develops under the influence of a whole set of factors, which is why it is sometimes difficult or even impossible to identify a specific root cause. And in this case, the knowledge and experience of several specialists - doctors of different profiles - are required to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment.
At the same time, it is important to understand that the absence of children in the family is not exclusively a woman's “fault”. Infertility can be both female and male. As a rule, girls are the first to start checking - to understand the reasons and undergo appropriate treatment. But in such a situation, you need to work on two fronts at once - women and men.
The normal functioning of the female reproductive system depends primarily on the well-coordinated functioning of the endocrine system. The endocrine glands work according to a strict hierarchy, headed by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. They are responsible for the life support of the human body and for the correct functioning of the reproductive organs. Their damage can provoke problems with conceiving and bearing a child.
The pituitary gland is small in size (slightly larger than a pea). It is located in the lower part of the brain and is surrounded by the bones of the skull and cerebrospinal fluid, which protect it from mechanical damage. However, it can be damaged by head impacts. Especially dangerous in this respect are forehead and nose bridge injuries, in which the shock wave passes from the frontal bone to the ethmoid bone, and then to the main bone, where the pituitary gland is "hidden".
Such an injury triggers a chain of pathological processes in the tissues of the brain: vasospasm, swelling of the medulla occurs, blood supply is disrupted, due to which the area of the brain suffers from a lack of oxygen. These damages may be subtle and you can live with them for decades, but they have a negative impact on the functioning of all vital systems of the body.
Damage to the pituitary gland as a result of trauma manifests itself in insufficient or excessive production of hormones, which disrupts the functioning of the genitals and, in some cases, causes infertility. The majority of patients diagnosed with infertility on examination show signs of long-standing cranial trauma (see also: "Craniobalance: how the position of the skull affects health").
Another reason for infertility
Any problems with the spine are a good reason to carefully prepare for conceiving a child. Injuries to the pelvic bones, especially the tailbone and sacrum, can negatively affect a woman's ability to conceive and bear a child. What is the reason for this?
Numerous nerve endings pass through the sacrum and lumbar vertebrae, which ensure the normal functioning of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. When the vertebrae are displaced due to injury, the nerve endings are pinched. This can cause menstrual dysfunction, as well as pathology of conception.
Another important aspect is the correct position of the pelvic organs. It is provided by the ligaments and tendons that attach to the sacrum and pelvic bones. Now imagine what happens when a person falls. It can be an ordinary fall while cycling, snowboarding, skating - such situations happen all the time. But what could be the consequences of such an “ordinary” fall?
When falling, there is a sharp and strong stretching of the ligaments, which literally hang the internal organs. Because of this, they move downward, and the ligaments stretch. At the same time, any violation of mobility and the correct position of internal organs leads to a violation of any function.
As a result of such a violation, the vessels that pass through the muscles and ligaments are pinched, due to which the blood supply to the internal organs decreases, their oxygen deprivation occurs, elasticity is disturbed, and inflammation occurs more easily. Since the degree of violation is different, in women it can manifest itself in different ways, in the worst case - infertility or miscarriages.
With the omission of the internal organs, the displaced intestine strongly presses on the uterus and disrupts the outflow of blood. The main consequences of this are plethora of the uterus and varicose veins extending from it, stagnation of blood in the small pelvis, loose structure of the endometrium, which complicates the implantation of a fertilized egg and the growth of the fetus.
As already mentioned at the beginning of the article, the reason for the absence of children in the family must be sought not only in problems with the female body. This is fundamentally the wrong approach. Practice shows that in almost half of cases, conception problems are associated with insufficient mobility, vitality and sperm activity.
When testing for infertility, a spermogram must be taken - an analysis that determines the number and activity of sperm. After all the necessary tests have been carried out, urologists prescribe drugs that improve spermatogenesis. In case there are sexually transmitted infections, antibiotics, antimicrobial drugs, and powerful hormones are also prescribed. However, they often give an improvement in the situation exclusively during the period of taking the drugs. As soon as it stops, the problem returns. And it is not a fact that during this time the couple will be able to conceive a child.
In view of the foregoing, it is very important to remember that the main causes of disturbances in the human body are a malfunction of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and prolapse of internal organs due to birth or acquired injuries of the skull and tailbone, which slowly, imperceptibly, but still significantly affect the functioning of the body systems. including sexual.
How is infertility treated?
Infertility requires an integrated approach and assessment by different specialists. It is necessary to consult an osteopath, endocrinologist, gynecologist, urologist (see also: "Osteopath's Tips: The Rule of Three Doctors"). An osteopath will help solve all mechanical problems: restore the position of the bones of the skull, pelvis, restore blood supply to the brain and normal blood circulation in the small pelvis. When these basic problems are solved, the impact of the work of other specialists will be much better. It is also necessary to independently perform exercises to lift internal organs.
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