La gran conexión entre el stress y la infertilidad.

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Diariamente en nuestra consulta de medicina reproductiva nos encontramos con pacientes que se encuentran con un grado de stress enorme con tan sólo acudir a la consulta por problemas de infertilidad. La tasa de infertilidad a nivel mundial sigue en aumento, así como la tasa de abortos.

 

El stress ha sido diagnosticado como una enfermedad, y por ende interfiere con el área reproductiva ocasionando alteraciones en nuestro funcionamiento normal del organismo. Uno de los motivos de esto es la disminución de progesterona, veamos que sucede.

 

La progesterona es una hormona esencial durante la gestación del bebé, y es una hormona esencial para poder embarazarse y mantener el embarazo. La progesterona alimenta al útero para su preparación antes de la implantación del embrión, y se mantiene preparando al útero durante el embarazo. Pero un stress constante ocasionará un descenso de los niveles de progesterona en nuestro organismo y con ello todas las alteraciones.

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Cuando las mujeres nos encontramos en una situación de stress nuestras glándulas adrenales van a producir mas cortisol y adrenalina. Pero para producir cortisol es necesario que la glándula use progesterona. Esto ocasiona que la progesterona sea usada para producir adrenalina durante el stress, y no para lo que debería usarse que es para mantener el embarazo.

 

Las glándulas adrenales no pueden producir cortisol sin usar progesterona. Por ello, cualquier situación de stress ocasionará este uso de progesterona y disminución en sus niveles, consecuentemente habrá alteraciones en todo el sistema que debería estar implicado en la preparación del útero para el embarazo.

 

Cada vez que estemos en situaciones de stress debemos pensar que estamos consumiendo progesterona para producir el cortisol. De igual forma existirá un desbalance en la producción de estrógeno y testosterona que son hormonas relacionadas con la progesterona. Algunas mujeres usan suplementos de progesterona para ayudar con los síntomas que se producen cuando ésta se encuentra en bajos niveles (calores, dolores menstruales, insomnio, cambios de humor, malestar general, etc). Pero la mejor forma es disminuir los niveles de stress, de esta forma nuestras glándulas adrenales trabajarán de forma correcta, produciendo las cantidades normales de hormonas.

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Si eres una paciente que se encuentra buscando concebir un bebé o ya en tratamiento para lograrlo, es necesario que converses con tu médico acerca de tu estado general de tranquilidad ó de stress. De esta forma es posible realizar una conexión entre los niveles hormonales medidos periódicamente durante el ciclo hormonal y comprender las razones por las que probablemente dichas hormonas se encuentren alteradas.

 

Las hormonas que se miden durante el ciclo son FHS, LH, estradiol y progesterona. Estas nos van a indicar acerca de la reserva ovárica de la paciente, su respuesta hormonal durante el ciclo, y cualquier anormalidad en el mismo. La función adrenal es determinada de igual forma con mediciones hormonales de cortisol, insulina y DHEA. Si estas hormonas se encuentran elevadas esto es una señal de que el organismo se encuentra expuesto a situaciones de stress.

 

Los niveles elevados de cortisol también incrementan la insulina, la cual está asociada con obesidad, diabetes, presión arterial elevada y enfermedad cardíaca.

 

El proceso de curación comienza por decidir restaurar la función normal del organismo. Cuando nuestras glándulas adrenales trabajan de forma armoniosa y saludable es posible que hayamos logrado controlar nuestras emociones y el stress diario, y por lo tanto nos encontremos mas cerca de nuestra meta final de ser padres.

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How do embryologists select the best embryos?

The procedure of in vitro fertilization is complex and involves several important and necessary steps in order to increase the chances of success. The scientific personnel needs to be prepared for any last minute event that might arise as consequence of dealing with live cells. These gametes can show different behaviors at any moment during each hour they spend in the laboratory.

 

It has been said that the embryology laboratory is a surrogate environment resembling the same environment (in vitro) provided to the cells by the uterus inside the body (in vivo).

 

Once we obtain the eggs and make possible the fertilization with the sperm, in a few hours we will start having consecutive divisions that are crucial to the process of selecting the best embryos. First we need to take into account the fact that 16 to 18 hours after fertilization we need to pay attention to the formation of the pronuclei. Normal fertilization of the egg will show the presence of two pronuclei, not one, three, four, five, and so on. If we observe anything different than two together, symmetrical and centered then we need to suspect something is not right. This is what we should have:

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And this is an example of an abnormal fertilization:

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After this time we will observe subsequent divisions each day, starting from the early cleavage stage during the first 24 hours post-fertilisation, and day 2 and 3 embryos (morula) with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 16 cells).

 

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Now the selection of the embryos is a key factor even for a well-trained embryologist. Involves the selection of the embryo/s that are considered stronger, with high quality and bigger chances of implantation, and the discarding or freezing of the ones that look less likely to succeed.

 

How to select the embryos if we have seen in our practice success with poor/low quality embryos developing into a healthy baby? And we have also seen not successful procedures using very good/high quality embryos? Not an easy task for us.

 

Some might be guided by their pure scientific knowledge than a good quality embryo it is likely to succeed rather than a slow, poor quality one. Some might use their embryologic instinct of using the embryo they consider to be stronger based on some of their qualities like good timing during fertilization and divisions, low fragmentation (rupture of the cells), cell symmetry, good zona pellucida, etc. There may be several factors to consider scientifically speaking. Also clinically it is important to judge the quality of the endometrium and the response of the embryo receptor to the treatment given to prepare for the embryo transfer. There are several factors to consider before selecting the best embryo for “the embryo transfer”. There is just one chance to make “the embryo transfer”, and even if the patient has remaining embryos to be used in future attempts, “the embryo transfer using those embryos” it will always be a one time chance. You will not have the same embryos or the same conditions to use them again. So, the embryologist criteria is really important to select the right “embryos to be transferred”. I call it “the point of no return”. Because there will just be one time to do it, and one time the same set of embryo/s to be used, not eh same again.

 

After being compelled to mention the scientific and clinical key points to be considered for the embryo transfer, among many others we will encounter during real life practice, it is important to mention another aspect to consider when selecting the right embryo/s, and is the behavior they showed during their short time stay on the embryology laboratory.

 

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They will show an specific behavior, each one of them is a unique being with the capacity to communicate in their own way, and embryologists are the tool to translate their language.

 

During our training as embryologists we learn a lot about embryos, all the scientific and clinical based studies and facts, but we do not learn how to translate their language or read their behavior. I realized working with thousand of embryos that each one of them is unique and shows an specific way of communicating with us, and to help us choose among all of them which one/s is the most suitable for “the transfer” which will occur one time only. We do learn to master that knowledge and understanding on our day to day practice in the field.

 

When I choose the suitable embryo I share the responsibility with them, because they are in charge of showing me their behavior and signs of capacity to implant or not. There are also others factors to consider, however it seems they know them all, even the ones that don’t relate to the treatment like the psychological and spiritual condition of their parents. Some of my patients already know in advance when their procedure will be successful because somehow they have been communicating with their embryos through meditation and prays, and they let them know it is time. Some other patients undergo the difficult in vitro procedure in order to feel relieved because at least they tried it, even when they know the result is not going to be positive. Some other patients do the procedure knowing they need to be resilient because they will get the positive result in the second or third attempt. There are so many stories of patients feeling different things before, during and after their treatment, and some of those stories literally change the patient’s lives. When the embryologist works alongside the clinical and scientific team, and with the patients, the results can be astonishing.

 

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I believe these tiny, microscopic beings, capable of behaving and sending messages to us through their short stay life on the laboratories, are changing the way medicine was before. They have been showing us life is possible in any form, in any way, at any moment and with any person. It is possible to get messages that we do not yet know where they are coming from and the reason they have been sending them in the first place. They have also been offered themselves for research to understand some of the mysteries of life and its many forms of changes throughout the centuries. Just decades ago it was nearly impossible to observe an image like this one, because life was considered to be sacred and just possible through the eyes of God. Today we have been allowed to admire these beautiful cells, which are accompanied by the being inhabiting it. They do deserve respect, consideration and understanding, because when I am able to create a baby after I saw him formed as an embryo before, and he is capable of recognizing my voice and respond to my touch, in a way like he knew me from before, it makes me believe there is certainly something else we have been missing out in our study of this science for decades, it might be time to check it out.

Arnica Montana and its many benefits

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Arnica Montana belong to the Compositae family, so it is a relative of the common Daisy. Several of this family of plants are used homeopathically and herbally. The star shaped flowers of this botanical family are familiar to us all as sunflowers and ornamental daisies. Other members of the Compositae family include food crops such as lettuce, chicory, globe artichoke and guayule – a source of hypoallergenic latex.

This link goes to a great Arnica cream/salve available on Amazon.

The plants are rich in inulin, a compound between sugar and starch that the plant store in their underground organs as a source of energy. It is used as a natural sweetener for diabetics. The Compositae contain selenium and arnica ash is rich in manganese. Both selenium and manganese are powerful antioxidants in the human body, and in addition manganese is an essential element needed for healthy bones, wound-healing, and the metabolism of protein, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. This rich source of manganese might be the one involved in the healing properties of arnica.

Arnica oil is a great way to get a very pure concentrated preparation to be used in salves and creams.

Arnica Montana is an alpine plant, grows in meadows up to 3,000 meters above sea level, where it is exposed to strong sunlight. The higher the altitude, the more aromatic the plant becomes.

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For centuries arnica Montana has been used for bruising and sprains. The roots contain essential arnica oils, which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. The plant is used for traumatic injuries involving bruising, and as a cardiac tonic for weak and weary hearts.

 

It is also used in the form of arnica cream or arnica salve. Here you will get a great cream/salve made with Arnica montana.

 

Arnica montana is used for bruising, swelling, pain relief, arthritis, healing. It heals bruises very fast, any trauma that causes blood vessels to break under the skin. It is a potent natural anti-implammatory remedy (great after surgery). It stimulates the body’s healing process. It is great for the treatment of stiffness and arthritis.

 

Today Arnica montana is used for childbirth, headaches, shocks, burns, scars, acne, insect bites, mental burnout, tinnitus and jet lag.

 

Sources:

 

British homeopathic association.

Arnica.com

 

 

 

Did you know that?

Did you know that? by Lucy Coleman

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– Infertility is defined as he inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
– 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
– 1 in 8 couples (or 12% or married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
– Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
– A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
– Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.

– Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
– The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.1% if the woman is under 35 years of age, and 37.9% if the woman is age 35-27.
– 1 in 7 marriages are between spouses of different ethnicities. And multiracial children have increased 50% in the past decade.
– Because your weight, health and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure you are eating well, managing your weight, and exercising.
– If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
– Not every woman has a 28 day cycle. Understanding how your cycle works will help you determine you most fertile days.
– Although a man’s reproductive system is not driven by hormones like the woman’s, it is far more complicated then one might suspect.
– Every sperm cycle last 90 days
– Approximately 30% of female infertility problems are the result of ovulation disorders.
– Premature ovarian failure is defined by the cessation of menstrual periods before the age of 40, and occurs in 1 in 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 29, and 1 in 100 women between the ages of 30 and 39. The average age onset is 27 years.
– One in five couples will experience unexplained infertility.

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– You are more likely to get pregnant if you have sex in five days or so before you ovulate.
– Tight shorts, cycling, heat are nor good for the sperm
– A Harvard study concluded that 55% of women who participated in mind and body programs got pregnant, compared to 20% who did not practice.
– Couples in their 30s having unprotected sex only have a 15% chance of conceiving each month.
– Research has found that men produce stronger sperm after they view heterosexual porn.
– Full-fat dairy decreases the risk of infertility, while low-fat products do not have those helpful high levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones.
– Obesity can affect ovulation
– Over 1 million women go to a fertility website to get advice daily.
– The use of laptops can impair sperm production.
– Oysters have a lot of concentration of Zinc, one of nature’s most fertile minerals.

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Data taken from The National Infertility Association, The Bump Baby App, and the British Fertility Association.

Hypnocell® really change your life!

 

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A few years ago when my interesting and long quest in the fertility world started I was, as most of humans are, totally oblivious of the great power we all have with the most complex and interesting working-machine called BRAIN. The power of our brain is limitless, and each one of us posses the key to restore, renovate, preserve, reconnect, and rejuvenate each one of the cells composing the human body. Not even all my years of medical school or practicing with patients gave me this knowledge before, for that reason my real quest started a few years ago.

 

There were no answers to many questions, and some of the answers did not make real sense to me or to my patients. I knew there was a lot more than just medical and scientific facts. It was a point in my life when I got really tired of reading and listening the same things over and over again about the extensive use of drugs and hormones to control patients, anxieties and depressions, sadness and failure, lack of trust and disease; all elements very frequent among doctors and patients.

 

When I started my Reiki certificate and later my Yoga certificate, there was a knowledge that was given to me with information that was very new and even scary at the time. Things about the mind and body connection, the way the universe works, the immense power of meditation and relaxation, the very close relationship between our body and the surroundings, the huge respect for mother nature and its wonders, and the extensive and never ending power of our minds given by the powerful energy that inhabits our being. The end of my quest was to discover the power of hypnosis in our lives.

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Hypnosis is the ultimate way to recover and reprogram all the things that were meant to be a certain way from the beginning, and that have been interrupted, corrupted, disturbed, changed, modified, from the beginning of this lifetime until the very moment when we realize is time to get back on track.

 

We all loose ourselves on the way. We came to this world with a purpose and most of us fail to accomplish it, and that brings all sort of inconvenient and imbalances that can have physical, spiritual and/or mental consequences. I call them “disturbances”, because they are disturbing the purpose, the objective, the goal we came here to do. Since we are born there is a mission in our lives, and when this mission changes, stops, or does not happen at all, then all the life force energy suffers a disturbance and changes, most times in a negative way.

 

Hypnocell® was created to deal with that and get us back on track, to take us back to the path we were supposed to be from the beginning, to get rid of traumas, disease, sadness, confusion, worries, and all negativity that has been accumulated and created during all these years. It was the answer for me, and it is the way to find happiness, balance, and health again.

 

I invite you all to have a look at the great benefits of the Hypnocell program carefully designed for people seeking to get back on track. You can access going to www.hypnocell.com

 

Dr. Lucy Coleman

Director of Hypnocell®

[email protected]

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Yogis Relax with Yoga. A great new line of arnica salves for Yoga!

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Honestly, with the range of products available everywhere to treat so many problems, I am loving these arnica salves now. They were specially created for yoga practitioners, although can be used for any other sport or any person looking to alleviate symptoms, side effects, muscle aches, etc.

I use these creams every single day for my yoga class. I can apply it before and provides me a comforting, nice feeling during the class; also prevents me to hurt any muscles and I have found to be more flexible when use the cream rather than when I don’t use it. If I use it after the class I can spend a great day moving around and I even apply it before going to be so my muscles can relax during my sleep.

The salves come in six different fragrances, each one of them designed with a different purpose. They have been made with pure essential oils, and they are 100% organic – natural without any preservatives on them; this is very important for me as I have decided not to use any more products containing chemical preservatives as I know my skin is an organ that absorbs everything I put on.

So it is a highly recommended product for me. Yoga practitioners love it because of the many benefits they get with the regular use of the salves, and also the relaxation and aromatherapy properties excellent during meditation before or after the yoga class.

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What is fertility online for?

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Through this blog I will communicate the discoveries I’ve made during my fertility experience. It has been a broad experience fulfilled with new discoveries, understanding and respect for the field of life.
I am sure many of the patients coming here will find comfort to several questions they may have, as a way to learn to understand what is the best way to prepare for a fertility treatment.

There is too much information out there, textbooks, magazines, internet; they all are a rich source of information. However, this information might be misinterpreted or confusing for most patients, even discouraging. There is no need to feel that way if you can find a resource with most of the answers to basic questions.

We all feel a negative sensation when something is not working properly in our bodies. We are afraid of changes and trying new things. But is important to learn it does not have to be so difficult. It can be accomplished.

What is life? it is the opportunity we have to live experiences. And that is the opportunity we all are waisting at not understanding the meaning of our own lives. Are you challenged in the fertility area? live it, face it and learn from it. There is always something to be learned.

I used to be a fundamentalist scientist, skeptical mind, motivated by pure science. The science that can be demonstrated. For any science with no possible logical explanations I was not interested. Consequently, I was not learning, not listening, not growing and not advancing in situations I was already working hard for. It was a plateau.

When things are not advancing in the direction we feel to be right, perhaps is because it needs to be studied, dealt with, solved and let go. Even if we work our hardest, if is not for us it will not be. When I hit my wall, it was the signal for me to start looking for other paths. I found the past of knowledge in a higher level. The main motivation was the patients and the need to study further the events I was witnessing. Logic is a difficult factor to deal with, but not impossible. The discoveries of the possibilities of another dimensions in our universe led me to believe there must be something else out there working hand-to-hand with my job of life and death.

In reproductive medicine not everything has the expected explanation yet. Still very young and there is a lot more to be learned. My decision was to learn to believe that there is not just a physical component in the universe, which forces stronger enough to make life possible, but also there are non physical forces which influence all our paths from the moment we arrive into this universe until the moment we leave it.

If I could do it, and I have been challenged in the fertility area myself, then you can do it too.

Open your mind. Let the information travel to the deepest level of our conscious and learn something.

Are you a fertility patient? These advices are right for you then

image001There is a huge lot of information out there these days regarding assisted reproduction and fertility. We can find implications, consequences, side effects, results, probabilities, etc. All this information seems useful for patients to understand what they are going through, and the chances of success.
Personally, as a former patient in fertility, I understand the difficult times we have to go through once we become the patient. Success and positive results is all we wish for. However, is not always what we get.

Once you become a fertility patient is because you have been trying as much as possible to get the results of conceiving naturally. You become a person in need of help of a fertility specialist. There are also helpers during that pathway. Those helpers are other methods that can be used together with the assisted reproductive treatment. I call helpers exercise, good balanced nutrition, yoga, Reiki, fertility massages, reflexology and acupuncture. They all have been showing to be excellent helpers on the assisted reproductive procedure prior, during and after. They all have been reported to increase the chances of success.

Exercise and a good balanced nutrition contribute to maintain the body on a physiological balance, which contributes to improve the hormone levels and the quality of the gametes. A low carbohydrate diet is highly recommended for patients undergoing fertility treatments. Some patients have been reported to get pregnant quicker once they have reach the ideal body mass index (BMI) in comparison with those over this index with obesity. This applies to women and men. Men can improve their sperm quality with a balanced lifestyle and low carbohydrate diet.

Yoga and Reiki are excellent to maintain a relaxed state of mind and body, to keep calm and patient, and to decrease the anxiety levels to find a healthy energetic balance. When I underwent my last in vitro procedure I was practicing yoga and Reiki. The results significantly improved in comparison with the last attempts, also my anxiety levels were very low, the recovery time decreased exponentially and the hormonal level was really good, this helped with the quality of my gametes.

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There are spas that offer fertility massages today. These massages are focused on the lymphatic system to help the body to get rid of toxins (detox process), to also increase the blood circulation, especially in the reproductive organs and the brain, this way the organs will have a better response to hormones and might increase the chances of getting the best gametes. There is a range of products dedicated for these types of massage, they are call Fertility Spa www.fertilityspa.net. They targeted every patient’s need, and during every part of their procedure.

Reflexology and acupuncture are great helper techniques to balance the energy in our bodies and treat specific pathologies and diseases associated with the patient’s symptoms. In the case of fertility issues, these techniques will look to correct the root of the problem wherever it is located, through a process of energetic healing. The use of these techniques together with the fertility treatment have both showed better results in comparison with groups using the fertility treatments alone or acupuncture alone. It is necessary to have a right energetic balance in our bodies in order to get better results.

If you are looking for information online you must be very careful. Internet might be a helpful resource but it also a powerful resource that can make us ill just by reading at others people’s stories and comparing it with our own story. It is important to stay away from agents that might become toxic for our chances to succeed on our chosen fertility path. To surround of positive and happy people is a great helper. There are interesting positive and different stories on this blog Fertility Online, and there is a Spanish blog named www.tenerbebe.net and the clinic www.fertiaguerrevere.com that has interesting information. These blogs are in Spanish.

If you are in a relationship, support and love from your partner during this difficult time is important. Most success stories are related to couples who love and support each other during the whole fertility procedure. 

As always I wish you the best during your adventure and challenge you are taking on your reproductive procedure. Remember I am giving you these advices because I am a fertility specialist but also have been a patient in several opportunities, and I know the feeling. Smile because just with the act of smiling we are liberating thousand of positive substances inside our bodies that promote health. Surround yourself with positive people. Get lots of support from your love ones. Watch a nice funny movie, and think clearly and patiently during your treatment. And do not forget the daily meditations. Those will really help with fear, doubts and anxiety.

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if you need more information you can write to [email protected]

Infertilidad como el reto de nuestras vidas.

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Por meses, incluso años, muchas personas en el mundo se enfrentan al reto de tener problemas de infertilidad. Muchas de ellas lo toman como un castigo, otras como un reto que deben vencer. Ninguna de estas es la vía correcta para lograrlo.

 

Hoy conversaba con un amigo a quien quiero mucho, y que ha pasado por eventos difíciles en su vida, el me decía que se siente vacío. Ese sentimiento de vacío usualmente se genera cuando la acumulación de tristeza es tan enorme que sale de nuestras manos y comienza a llenar nuestro espíritu. Nos volvemos grises, y sin deseos que hacer mucho.

 

Esto lo comento porque es un sentimiento muy frecuente en muchas personas padeciendo enfermedades, pasando a través de difíciles situaciones familiares o personales, sintiendo frustraciones por su rutina diaria, por su trabajo, y sobre todo culpándose constantemente por las elecciones que han realizado en sus vidas.

 

Es común sentarse a escuchar a pacientes que sienten angustia e impotencia por sus problemas, y que piensan que las soluciones son fáciles. Por supuesto todos quisiéramos esa varita mágica que transforma las dificultades en ventajas, las tristezas en alegrías, las pérdidas en ganancias; sin embargo el mayor reto de nuestras vidas es saber como enfrentarlo tomando la vía larga que siempre es la mas difícil.

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Anualmente millones de personas sufren enfermedades y buscan curas simples y rápidas, consumiendo cantidades enormes de medicamentos y drogas que ocasionan una serie de efectos secundarios. Creen que la cura es a nivel físico pero ignoran que las raíces de toda enfermedad, dificultad, problema, son originadas internamente, en nuestro programa subconsciente. Expandiré mucho mas acerca de este tema en siguientes artículos acerca de nuestra mente, pero el mensaje a tomar es que el secreto se encuentra dentro de nosotros a un nivel subconsciente profundo, y en lograr establecer ó restablecer una comunicación mente-cuerpo que nos permita poder controlar lo que sentimos y comandar a las células de nuestro organismo para que funcionen de forma armoniosa.

 

Muchas investigaciones se han realizado acerca del poder de la mente sobre el cuerpo, y han concluido que es cuestión de actitud, y de tener positivismo para enfrentar las situaciones adversas.

 

Particularmente sé lo que es encontrarse en una encrucijada, con toda la información necesaria acerca de qué hacer, pero sin saber exactamente que es lo correcto. Pues quizás nunca sabremos que es lo correcto, pero lo mas correcto es lo que sabemos que nos aportará tranquilidad, felicidad, paz interior y salud.

 

Cuando pacientes de fertilidad sienten la frecuente angustia acerca de lograr la meta de inmediato siempre les recomiendo que primero analicen el motivo por el que el Universo (o en casos de personas con religiones llámese Dios, Jehová, Mohamed, etc.) les ha colocado este reto en el camino. La intención no es vencerlo de forma testaruda para demostrar cuán ganadores podemos ser, ni de desfallecer y pensar que es la voluntad de quien quiera que esté interviniendo; pues NO, es porque necesitamos sentarnos, analizar internamente y encontrar en lo que estamos fallando para poder comprender y solucionar el reto. Cuando vamos hacía nosotros mismos y entramos a analizar nuestras vidas es cuando comprendemos el por qué estamos donde estamos.

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Todo puede ser solucionado, solo con mirar hacía dentro. Con decidir realizar un cambio positivo en nuestras vidas, con la mayor gratitud posible por todo lo que poseemos, a pesar de que aún nos sintamos incompletos porque nos faltan cosas. La idea es agradecer cada día la oportunidad de estar viviendo lo que vivimos, y de aceptar que lo que sea que estamos viviendo tiene una meta de enseñanza. El secreto está en aceptar este hecho y seguir adelante con mente positiva.

 

A todos los pacientes de fertilidad les recomiendo buscar un programa de control de la mente, orientación, yoga es maravilloso, meditaciones, hipnosis, el poder del perdón, mejoramiento personal, etc. De esta forma poco a poco van a darse cuenta de los muchos beneficios que aporta el tomar nuevamente control de nuestras vidas y tomar decisiones basadas en que estamos completamente preparados. Y ese vacío se acabará para siempre.

 

Biological and Non-biological causes of Infertility

 

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There is an extensive information regarding the main causes of infertility. There are biological physical causes related to our bodies and non-biological related to our energy and well-being.

Regarding to biological causes we can separate them in female and masculine causes.

The female causes are:

– Ovulation disorders: these ones can be related to hormonal disorders, which prevents the egg to be released from the follicle of the ovary. These hormonal disorders may be related to genetic predisposition, disorders in our diet, tumours, injuries. Causes of these disorders can be related to polycystic ovarian disease, hyperprolactinemia, hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism.

– Endometriosis: which is presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This can be painful and affect the function of the ovaries.

– Fallopian tube damage or blockage: caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and damage of the cilia who are involved in the transport of the embryo from the tubes to the uterus, this can be a result of sexual transmitted diseases (most frequent Neisseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia trachomatis), endometriosis or adhesions.

– Endometriosis: the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus can occasion anatomical damages that can produce limitation in the mobility of the cili in the fallopian tubes, also obstructions and adhesions. This can be very painful and its presence is related to infertility in 48% of patients.

– Anomalies in the cervix or uterus (or both): these anomalies might affect their shape and cause obstructions which can prevent the migration of the sperm into the uterus and alterations in the implantation of the embryo.

– Primary ovarian insufficiency: it happens when the ovaries start showing alterations on their function before the age of 40.

– Thyroid alterations: caused by problems with the thyroid hormone, hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone)or hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone), and this is caused by malfunctioning of the thyroid gland.

– Medications: some medications can impair the functioning of the reproductive system.

– Immunological: this is a broad field, can be genetically related. They will cause several disturbances on the reproductive system.

– cancer treatments: most of the treatments used for cancer will affect the reproductive system. It depends on the duration and type of the treatment this can be reversible or irreversible.

– Genetics: some unexplained infertility causes can be related to genetic. Also, patients carrying mutations and deletions in certain genes may face a challenge to conceive.

 

The male causes of Infertility:

– Ejaculatory dysfunction: this occasion a problem for the delivery of sperm. It may be caused by trauma, surgery, medications, metabolic (diabetes) or psychologic.

– Varicocele: it is very frequent. It affects the sperm production, morphology and delivery. There are many publications relating it to the increase of temperature of the testis which occasion a damage in the area where the sperm forms and delivers. This cause a decreased number of sperm formed, morphological alterations and difficulty during delivery of the sperm because of their poor quality.

– Infections: sexual transmitted diseases or other infections.

– Overexposure to toxins and chemicals, such as pesticides, marihuana, tobacco smoke, alcohol, steroids and radiations like ionising and electromagnetic, radiologist are very exposed. Also people who work with cadmium, mercury, lead, anaesthetist gases, and exposure to heat.

– Cancer treatment: some therapies and treatments for cancer will impair the sperm quality, quantity and morphology. However, some new research have concluded that men have more change to recover their normal sperm functioning after exposure to cancer treatment, more than women.

– Immunological: some alterations in the immune system may affect the reproductive system, like the production of anti-sperm antibodies.

– Psychological: some psychologic alterations will occasions disturbances in the patient’s capability of ejaculate or even production and delivery of sperm.

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Non-biological causes of infertility:

Medicine has been mostly focused on the diagnose and treatment of diseases that affect human bodies.

Infertility can have biological causes, but there are occasions I like to call “non-biological”.

There is a powerful source of energy that resides inside our physical bodies. That energy has the power of transform and provide all what is necessary to sustain life. Since we were embryos that energy (named soul/spirit) came to this physical universe to live life experiences. The energy is so powerful that gave our cells the chance to divide and grow. However, there is non-stopping clock from the moment of birth to the moment of death. It is important to live experiences, learn and grow in several ways.

The non-biological area I will explain with detail later in another article. However, I would like you to understand the fact that most of the unexplained infertility named in the biological area, it might not just be biological. There is a non-biological area worth to have a look at.

Scientists have dedicated their entire life to study this area. Some very credited professionals discovered there is something else than just look for physical causes, diagnosis or treatments. All futile in most cases.

Because of this, I have developed a system that will help the patients to prepare for their infertility procedure, during and after. Focusing on my “non-biological” infertility causes.