LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY
3 Signs That Warn Of Woman’s Reproductive System Issues
Sometimes, having children is not as easy as you think, and approximately 20% of the couples in the world have some kind of difficulty in getting pregnant. Among them, 40% of the cases affect women, another 40% men, 10% are assigned to both and 10% have no apparent cause, according to Dr. Jorge Silva Filho, Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Santa Lucia, a private hospital.
When the matter affects women, the difficulty usually happens due to some ovulatory alteration, endometriosis, fibroids or some type of obstruction in the fallopian tubes. One of the reasons for this difficulty in getting pregnant can also be attributed to age, because the number of ovarian follicles begins to decrease as a woman reaches her 35 years of age.
This does not mean the woman becomes infertile, but that the chances of getting pregnant decrease dramatically. When a woman reaches this age group, there are 3 signs that her body is losing the ability to bear children. They include:
1. Trying for a long time
Women as old as 38 years of age, who often have sexual relations without using any kind of contraceptive, can spend more than an entire year trying and failing to get pregnant.
2. Low progesterone levels
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the cells of the ovary corpus luteum and its function is to prepare the uterus for a possible pregnancy, receiving the fertilized egg and stimulating the production of milk. Low levels of progesterone can result in loss of appetite, low sexual desire, painful sexual intercourse, vaginal dryness, among other symptoms.
3. Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes occurs when few factors are combined. These include age, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol consumption, among others. Due to being a metabolic disorder, type II diabetes is a reflection of a body in poor condition, which results in regular ovulation being affected.
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