How Infertility is Connected to Depression?
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The fertility experts at Fertility Center Nepal now understood that infertility is a medical problem and no one can be blamed as both partners are dealing with depression when they got to know that they are unable to conceive a baby. This can also make difficult for them to seek help from friends and family.
This is understood that people who were trying for a long period to conceive a baby and unable to conceive for them it is a disappointing and frustrating situation, especially when they do not have any support from loved ones.
It has been found that depression is a condition that may prevent people from seeking infertility treatments.
There are cases where people opt for fertility treatments and they can conceive a baby. The fertility treatment like IVF is very much useful and it helps thousands of people to conceive a baby. Still, some people think that whether the IVF treatment will work for them or not.
The following are some common reasons for the people with infertility who are struggling with depression and this includes:
a) Stress: According to the study, infertility is a condition that can be a stressful experience for many people, especially when there is a lot of pressure on someone to get pregnant.
b) Challenges of treatment: It has been found that infertility can affect the people emotionally and physically both and the reason is that their anxiety and depression make the treatment worse.
c) Side effects of the treatment: Fertility treatments include some medications which affect the hormones which result that there is a mood swing which increases the risk of depression.
d) Medical conditions: Medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may increase the risk of depression in patients and the study says that there are highest rates are found in the last few years of depression and anxiety in women with PCOS.
What are the depression symptoms?
At times people feel sad or depressed which is fine, but, if these feelings persist over time this will affect a person’s quality of life which means that they may be experiencing a condition called depression.
The following are the symptoms of depression and the person need to visit a doctor for diagnosed if they are dealing with any of the below symptoms and these are:
- People who have a depressed mood for most of the day.
- People who sleep too much or too little.
- People who experience physically agitated or slow on most days.
- People who are losing or gaining weight which is not due to deliberate dieting or a health condition.
- People who lose their interest in most activities which they enjoyed earlier.
- People who feel worthless, or ashamed.
- People with low energy on most days.
- People who frequently think about death or suicide.
- People who experience trouble while thinking clearly or concentrating.
What’s the best suitable time to visit the doctor?
People who are dealing with the cause of infertility and also experiencing depression need treatment for both the conditions as soon as possible. There are chances that your infertility could be the reason for depression, so it is essential to treat the mental health condition as well.
According to the study, people who are unable to conceive a baby after trying for 12 months or more need to meet the fertility experts. If the woman’s age is over 35 years and she is unable to conceive a baby then, in that case, she needs to visit a doctor in 6 months of trying. The fertility experts at Fertility Center Nepal suggest the couples with a history of infertility which can be due to irregular periods or other chronic medical issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. should see a doctor before they begin trying to get pregnant.
There are chances when the symptoms of depression make it difficult for you to function properly at work, home, or school, or you are unable to seek the best treatment for infertility then you need help and this is the time when you visit your doctor for the best advice.
How the condition of depression can be treated?
Nowadays, there are many medications available in the market which can treat the condition of depression. The medication like antidepressants which comes in many forms and it includes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin modulators, tricyclic antidepressants, etc.
Most people try several different medications and after that the one which suits them the most will continue with that medication. If you have any side effects of any of the medication you are taking then it is advisable to tell your doctor so that they can change your dosage for better results.
The fertility experts at Fertility Center Nepal also suggest the therapy as the best medicines to treat the condition of depression. It has been found that while taking therapy, the person may discuss their feelings about infertility, and also identify strategies for improving their relationship. In most of the cases, it has been found that infertility is also affecting the relationship of couples because we are living in a world where a baby is necessary after one year of marriage, else the men get pressurized to give divorce to her wife or women attempt suicide when they are unable to give the birth to baby and the result is that they harm their relationship, so to save the couple’s relationship we also have best counselors who will help you to understand each other’s problems.
According to the study, medication and therapy are the best ways that offer the best treatment outcomes. Adopting a healthful lifestyle, such as eating a nutritious diet and regular exercise make you happy from inside and help you to come out from depression.
Most of the people who are dealing with fertility issues believe that finding new hobbies will help them in concentrating on their treatment and they neglect other aspects of the relationship.
The study says that trying new activities and building on shared interests will help the couples to maintain their relationship.