Time to forget infertility!
Reasons for male infertility can be identified using techniques like semen analysis, hormone analysis, post-coetal test and chromosomal study.
Infertility is doubtlessly a mishap that is initiated by unhealthy life style, though many other reasons also contribute to it. The first step towards treatment of infertility is the realization of how proceedings for the same can be done even in the midst of adverse situations.
Curing infertility involves a set of treatments and availability of all needed facilities under a single roof and this is perhaps one of the most challenging hassles. It is vital to have most modern medical equipment and machineries along with judicious coordination of different departments concerned. Lifeline ever since its beginning has been aiming such a model and we have successfully implemented it.
It's quite shocking that about 15-20% of married couple in Kerala is facing the issue of infertility. The fact that the age of marriage has increased than yesteryears can also be regarded as a reason for this. Even after living together for more than one year and still if the efforts to conceive are in vain, you can doubt infertility.
CASA technology helps in detecting sperm in semen and identifying the healthy ones.
However before assuring it as a case of infertility, it should be checked whether the sex life and marriage life are flawless. Though many consider themselves literate, some misconceptions still prevails regarding sex. The very first thing is to make sure that you never compromise your family life owing to the busy schedules of profession and other affairs.
Once you realize the issue of infertility, never hesitate to opt for medical consultation and proceed at the earliest. With ageing, the treatment processes may become more complicated and the chance of improvement considerably decreases.
We offer only the needed and customized treatments for patients reaching Lifeline. For the treatment of infertility, our hospital has the most modern technological provisions in the form of machines and equipment.
Decreased sperm count, immobility, obstructions in testicles, hormonal issues and many other reasons attribute to infertility in males.
Semen analysis, hormonal analysis, post coital test, Laparoscopy etc. are commonly used to detect the reason for infertility.
Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)
Among many treatment methods, Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) is one of the most effective one. Even after Laparoscopy, if there is no result, IUI is done. In case of decrease in sperm count or absence of sperm in Post Coital test, Intra-uterine Insemination is preferred.
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is yet another type of treatment. In this technique, fertilization is done outside the body, and then the developed zygote is deposited into the uterus of female. This treatment can be effective where IUI fails.
Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is one of the latest techniques for fertilization. Here the separated high quality sperm is fused with ovum to form zygote using micro manipulator. Lifeline avails highly operative and proven ICSI machine. The zygote thus formed is developed in incubator for 3-5 days and later transferred to the uterus.
Embryoscope First Ever Time In Kerala
Embryoscope which isthe most modern intro vitro fertilization (IVF)device that has exponentially leveraged the success rate of pregnancy was introduced for the first ever time in Kerala by Lifeline. This innovative device integrates an incubator and a microscope along with a camera united to it for continuously shooting images. There is also an advanced software incorporated by which acquisition and analysis of entire data relating to embryo development can be done. By this provision, it is possible to monitor the growth of embryo as video without changing the environment in which it is placed, thus offering operation in a non-invasive and completely safe mode. Nearly 72 embryos can be stored simultaneously in Embryoscope. Parentscan also enjoy the luxury of monitoring the growth of their zygote from the comfort of their home. As the function of this machine is under the strict observation of manufacturing company, any form of technical mishaps is negligible. Here at Lifeline, the experts have utilized the benefits of Embryoscope to maximum possible extent and they are keenly indulged in research scope availed by this technology
K- System Bench Top Incubator
Usually normal incubator is used for this purpose. The zygote preserved in different sections is to be periodically checked so as to assure its proper growth. Besides four normal incubators, Lifeline also has K-System bench top triple gas incubator. When the zygote is inspected, it is taken out and thus will be subjected to a different temperature and climatic conditions. Using bench top incubator, such an issue is minimized to a great extent.
CASA First Ever Time In Kerala
The main reason for male infertility is the shortage of sperm. Finding out quality sperms from semen for the purpose of treatment is quite challenging task. Computer Assisted Sperm Analyzer (CASA) is a system used to detect the presence of sperm in semen and exactly extract productive sperms. Lifeline is proud of introducing CASA, first time ever in Kerala. Quality assurance of sperms is carried out by techniques like CASA sperm concentration, CASA morphology, CASA DNA fragmentation and CASA vitality etc.
In treatment methods like ICSI, more than a single sperm and ovum are collected. Those having infertility related problems may encounter the same issues even at their second attempt to conceive. As a preventive measure the zygotes developed earlier during the first stage can be preserved and used later with this technique of embryo freezing.