Should you consider DHEA?
A few words about an exciting new protocol.
Hi, everyone. One of the hottest topics in IVF treatment right now is the use of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) for patients who respond poorly to controlled ovarian stimulation. Up to 1 in 4 IVF cycles are characterized by poor ovarian response. “Poor responders,” as they’re known, suffer from Diminished Ovarian Reserve resulting in fewer oocytes and decreased rates of pregnancy.
The journey to starting a family isn’t always easy. As many as one in every eight couples will have trouble trying to conceive. Seeing a negative result when you’ve done everything “right” can be stressful and heartbreaking. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success, do not give up hope! There are many treatment plans available to address a number of medical causes of fertility issues.
Women are often thought of as being the reason for a couple having difficulty conceiving. While women have more “moving parts” that play a role in fertility, male factor infertility accounts for between 30 and 45 percent of fertility problems. Female factor infertility accounts for another 30 to 45 percent of fertility issues, with the remainder being a result of both female and male fertility concerns. It is important to realize that the reproductive health of both partners plays a critical role in the ability to start a family.