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Stress & Infertility : Stress can shatter your dreams of being a parent

Many physical and emotional factors can cause infertility. It may be due to problems in the woman, man, or both.
Female infertility may be caused by:
Autoimmune disorders, such as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Birth defects that affect the reproductive tract
Cancer or tumor
Clotting disorders
Drinking too much alcohol
Exercising too much
Eating disorders or poor nutrition
Growths (such as fibroids or polyps) in the uterus and cervix
Medicines such as chemotherapy drugs
Hormone imbalances
Older age
Ovarian cysts and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Pelvic infection or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Scarring from sexually transmitted infection, abdominal surgery or endometriosis
Surgery to prevent pregnancy (tubal ligation) or failure of tubal ligation reversal (reanastomosis)
Thyroid disease
Male infertility can be caused by:
Birth defects
Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation
Exposure to high heat for prolonged periods
Heavy use of alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine
Hormone imbalance
Medicines such as cimetidine, spironolactone, and nitrofurantoin
Older age
Retrograde ejaculation
Scarring from sexually transmitted infections, injury, or surgery
Toxins in the environment
Vasectomy or failure of vasectomy reversal

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