Currently, some 7.1% of married couples in the United States are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant – a figure representing a startling 2.8 million married couples. There are many factors that can lead to infertility. For example, poor egg production and quality and irregular or lack of ovulation can lead to female infertility, while male infertility can result from low sperm count or poor sperm motility. Diet and lifestyle can also be important factors in determining one’s overall reproductive health.
For all of these reasons, it is not surprising that more and more couples are turning to medical innovations to help them achieve pregnancy. In this context, the use of fertility drugs can provide an affordable and effective method through which couples can become pregnant.
There are a variety of fertility drugs that can help to treat factors contributing to infertility. Heparin is a fertility drug that can help women who have experienced multiple miscarriages or stillbirth carry a pregnancy to term. Another common fertiltiy drug is human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone-regulating drug that helps to treat ovulatory problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by helping to increase the number of eggs released by the ovaries. Human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG) and tamoxifen are also helpful in prompting ovulation.
In addition, urofollitropin can also be helpful in the treatment of female infertility. This is because this fertility drug regulates both a woman's ovulatory cycle as well as her menstrual cycle. Women may also benefit from the drug bromocriptine to help regulate their menstrual cycle.
A new drug that is providing more and more couples with an increased chance of getting pregnant is aromatase inhibitors. This group of fertility drugs can correct hormonal imbalances, while helping to treat such conditions that can result in female infertility, including endometriosis and uterine fibroids. As well as, men and women can both use the drug Pergonal to treat infertility by balancing out their gonadotropin hormones, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinising hormone).
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