Autoimmune disease

While no data exist on how many Indians suffer from autoimmune diseases, a global estimate shows that nearly 700 million people - that is, nearly one-tenth of the global population - suffer from some kind of an autoimmune disease, in stages ranging from mild and moderate to severe.

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Autoimmune disease

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Updated on:
November 28, 2022
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Infertility
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Autoimmune disease

What is autoimmune disease?

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The condition known as autoimmune illness occurs when the body's immune system unintentionally targets healthy cells, tissues, and organs.

What leads to autoimmune illness?

It is unclear what specifically causes autoimmune disorders. Some persons are thought to have a genetic predisposition toward autoimmunity. Infections brought on by specific bacteria or viruses are another cause or condition that might set off autoimmune disorders. Additionally, some substances including irritants in the environment and chemicals might cause autoimmunity.

How do autoimmune conditions affect fertility?

Ovaries, endometrium, and testes are among the reproductive organs that can be impacted by autoimmune diseases in both men and women. Ovarian reserve, or the quantity and quality of eggs at any given age, can be prematurely diminished in women with autoimmune diseases that affect the ovaries. As a result, it might reduce such women's reproductive potential. Similar to this, men's sperm counts occasionally drop.Reduced fertility is a common effect of autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.

What is the course of action for infertility in autoimmune illness patients?

There are no known specific treatments for the numerous symptoms that are caused by autoimmune disorders. For the best results, it is crucial that the autoimmune illness be correctly diagnosed, well-managed, and stable prior to fertility therapy. People with autoimmune diseases can get expert advice from a fertility specialist and a rheumatologist to help them through the process of trying to get pregnant. The immune system may attack and harm the body's own organs, including the reproductive system, as a result of autoimmune illnesses. This may make it harder to get pregnant. Your chances of having a successful therapy and becoming pregnant will increase with prompt diagnosis and care prior to fertility treatments.

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IVF FAQ's

Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

Please check the pricing page.

Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..


Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

To know more about the cost of IVF treatment, please visit our pricing page.

Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

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