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Daily stress leads to infertility

Daily stress leads to infertility

Sarah Berga, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, USA, concludes that everyday stress causes infertility, but behavioral therapies are helpful in this area. "Instead of resorting to expensive medication, reducing stress through a combination of measures can restore fertility. Stress can be a cause, both for women and men, but it can be managed," Berga said at a conference .

Sarah Berga, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, USA, concludes that everyday stress causes infertility, but behavioral therapies are helpful in this area. "Instead of resorting to expensive medication, reducing stress through a combination of measures can restore fertility. Stress can be a cause, both for women and men, but it can be managed," Berga said at a conference .
The researcher considers that a combination of small stresses, and not ... a greater stress, can cause amenorrhea - physiological absence of the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or pathological, due to ovarian or pituitary insufficiency, associated in the past with malnutrition or exercise excessive force.


In a small pilot study, Sarah Berga and her team tested the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on normal-weight women who suffered from ammonia for more than six months. They confirmed that the subjects were stressed by measuring their cortisone level - the amount of this hormone increases in such situations. The women were divided into two groups. Half received behavioral therapy, which for 20 weeks consisted of supervised nutrition and stress reduction exercises. The other half was not included in the therapy program.
"80 percent of the women I applied CBT began to ovulate again, as opposed to 25 percent of those who were short-term under observation. Also, the level of cortisone decreased. Those with CBT remained pregnant shortly. time after finishing the treatment, "the researcher explained.
She also said that between five and ten percent of women worldwide suffer from amenorrhea, with half of the condition being stress-based. "CBT offers holistic treatment that is safe, cost-effective and easy to implement," added Sarah Berga.
The researchers intend to conduct a larger study to confirm the results of the pilot program.
Cristian Mihai CHIS