Stress is the body's response to something that it feels is threatening or harmful. Acute stress, caused by a single event (or the fear of it), makes the heart beat faster and blood pressure go up. Breathing becomes harder, hands get sweaty, and skin feels cool and clammy. Chronic stress, which is when one is always stressed, can cause depression and changes in sleep habits. It can also decrease chances of fighting off common illnesses.
Even though infertility is very stressful, there isn't any proof that stress causes infertility. In an occasional woman, having too much stress can change her hormone levels and therefore cause the time when she releases an egg to become delayed or not take place at all.
What's New at ASRM
- Estrés e infertilidad (Stress and infertility)
- Stress and Infertility - a patient education micro-video
- Hyperprolactinemia (High Prolactin Levels)
- ¿Las toxinas en el ambiente afectarán mi capacidad de tener hijos? (Will environmental toxins affect may ability to have a baby?)
- Why am I not responding to the drugs for ovarian stimulation?
- Optimizing Male Fertility
- Stress and Infertility
- Optimización de la fertilidad natural (Optimizing natural fertility)
- Optimizing male fertility 优化男性生育能力
- Stress and infertility 压力与不孕不育
- Optimización de la fertilidad masculina (Optimizing male fertility)
- Preparing for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Lifestyle Factors - a patient education micro-video