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Clomid and it’s use in treating female infertility

Infertility is a condition in women characterized by inability to get pregnant and give birth in to a live child. Having a child is a dream held by almost women, however this dream might not be realized due to female infertility. Infertility in women is commonly caused by:

  1. Ovulation disorders which is commonly referred to as hormonal imbalance.
  2. Uterus related problems and infections.

Hormonal Imbalances and Pregnancy

Hormonal imbalance is by far the leading cause of female infertility. A lot of studies have be taken to try and correct this issue and draw a face of hope on the women lacking the joy of having their own children due to hormonal imbalance.

When should Clomid be taken?

Clomid also known as clomiphene citrate is a chemical that interfere with hormone production in trial to correct hormonal imbalance and hence correct one of the leading causes of infertility. For a women to get pregnant, there must be an egg waiting in the fallopian tube to merge with the sperm to form a zygote which later moves to the uterus, develop into embryo and given birth after nine months as a baby. The release of the egg in the fallopian tube is called ovulation. It is a process that is regulated by follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

What does the FSH hormone do?

The FSH hormone which command the production of the ovum by the ovary is only produced when the estrogen levels in the female body are low, that is when the woman is not pregnant. For infertile ladies the levels of estrogen are very high that they inhibit production of follicle stimulating hormone which later should initiate ovulation. Clomid interfere with interpretation of body to the levels of estrogen, the body is made to take as if the levels of estrogen are low enough to allow ovulation. On detecting low estrogen levels the pituitary glands produce the FSH which then stimulate egg release. After the egg release, the women chances of getting pregnant after sexual intercourse are multiplied.

How long does it take to get pregnant on Clomid 50mg?

Accordign to the medicine should be taken few days after the menstrual cycle, after this the woman chances of getting pregnant are high. The woman should take the pill continually as advised by the doctor till the end of the cycle. However it should be noted that taking the pill for several cycles might reduce its effectiveness, the pill should be taken strictly under the instructions of a health officer. The pill have few mild side effects which include but not limited to the following: headaches, nausea and mood changes. Mood changes results commonly due to interference in the process of hormone production. The funny thing about the Clomid pill is that it also increase the chances of having twin or triplets. Clomid is an easy way to correct the most common type of infertility, it is also relatively cheap and easy administered orally.

From the mode of working of pill, the estrogen effect is ignored. This can lead to high level of estrogen which can hinder important uterus corrections in readiness for pregnancy. This effect is however not common.

Clomid price

The pill is readily available in almost all medical facilities and chemists at an affordable price. It is however advisable to have professional health officer help before deciding to take the Clomid pill.