Anyone who has been dealing with infertility knows how depressing infertility can get. The feelings of depression start from being sad, the person doesn’t have any self-esteem left, does not have confidence, and the most severe form of depression is when the person has suicidal tendencies.
Get To Know About Infertility And Depression:
What Is The Connection Between Infertility And Depression?
Infertility and depression go hand in hand. Though infertility is a very common thing in the medical field. but common man thinks it to be a thing of shame and guilt .for this reason, all those who go through it avoid disclosing it even with their close family, making it difficult to ask for help from them.
Not being able to achieve pregnancy even after long periods of time can be quite stressing.
Many reasons why people having infertility have to deal with depression are mentioned here:
- Stress- Infertility is very stressing, especially when the burden of getting pregnant is there.
- Medically not fit– Many conditions like PCOS, low sperm count, the absence of menses, etc are also to be blamed for getting depressed.
- The challenges a woman has to face– There are plenty of challenges both physically and emotionally which woman has to go through, making depression and related disorders more prevalent.
- Side effects of treatment- The medicine used for fertility are fortified with hormones. The hormones further add on on the person being in a negative mood, further adding on to the already built up depression.
- Change in sleeping patterns.
- Suicidal thoughts
- Not willing to eat anything
- Loss of interest in day to day work
- Even easy work seems challenging
- Getting irritated without any rhyme or reason
- The feeling of escapism ( running away )
Many times the person affected also doesn’t know what? why? ( what is going around? why is it happening? )Since they themselves don’t know about these things, it seems like impossible for them to explain to others.
Getting Treated For Infertility.
There are different infertility treatments for both male and female
Treating Male Infertility
- Premature ejaculation : It is mostly the , medicines which help in treating premature ejaculation.
- Varicocele: This can be treated by getting a surgery done.
- Blockage of the ejaculatory duct: the sperms are removed directly from testicles and then administered into the egg. this is done in the laboratory.
Treating Female Infertility
Many times medicines are used for treating female infertility
- Clomifene (Clomid, Serophene):
This is used for boosting ovulation in those females who have irregular ovulation.
- Metformin (Glucophage):
This comes handy when clomiphene does not work, helping women suffering from PCOS.