Infertility, now diagnosed in 21-25 yrs ago group

Evidence of radiation responsible for infertility

INFERTILITY is a concern now only for couples above 35 years age, but in the age group of 21 to 30 years also. Approximately 27 percent of couples are in the age group of 21 to 25 years. Deficiency of micronutrients is found more in infertile male and female than the normal fertile ones, said Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, Gynaecologist and Infertility expert.

Dr Gour, who is presently the General Secretary of Delhi State unit of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction and Vice President of the Delhi Gynec Forum, was in the state capital on Saturday to address a scientific session that was organized by Raipur Obstetrics and Gynaecologist Society.

Citing a study, Dr Gour said that Vitamin D deficiency was noted in over 90 percent of women and over 70 percent of men who came for infertility treatment. Vitamin B12 deficiency was noted in over 50 percent of women and 30 percent of men who approached for infertility treatment. Naming the other micronutrients that the infertile men and women lacked, she mentioned Vitamin B6, B9, Vitamin C, E, Zinc and Selenium. She also mentioned that Vitamin D deficiency comes from sedentary life style.

Correction of micronutrients deficiency can help to reduce the burden of men infertility and can also reduce the infertility rates in women especially with polycystic ovarian disease. The various food sources which contain micronutrients include green tea. It contains two main ingredients that are Hypoxanthine, Polyphenols which can increase maturation of eggs, make eggs more fertile and lead to higher percent of viable embryos.

A Japanese study published in 2017 has quoted beneficial effects of tomato juice on male infertility. Regular consumption of tomato juice seems to improve sperm motility in infertile patients. This is the first report to show that commercially available food such as tomato juice, might be beneficial for male fertility, she said.

According to Dr Gour hormone disturbance, food habits, erratic working style and radiation from environment are responsible for infertility. On the point of radiation she mentioned about radiation from mobile towers also.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi undertook a study on the effects of radiation on rats. It was found in this study that sperm parameters were not up to the mark. She gave a lecture on the role of micronutrients in infertility.