Infertility May Be Caused by Plastic

All over the world, the incidence of infertility is rising.

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Infertility is defined as not achieving a pregnancy after 1 year of regular sexual intercourse. “Regular” is further defined as having contact with your husband at least 3x a week.

If you’ve been married for 1 year but your husband has been working abroad for 10 months out of a year, then you are not infertile…you are just lonely.

Going back to the issue at hand. Almost 56% percent of married couples see a doctor because they can’t seem to have a baby.

Why is the incidence getting higher?

Many scientists believe it is the fault of modernization. Many chemicals around us disrupt the normal function of our bodies especially the ovaries.

One example is Biphenol A (BPA). It was originally discovered as a synthetic estrogen but it is now used in the plastic industry to make plastic containers soft, pliable, transparent and long-lasting.

Well, we, the people thought it was the best invention of all time. Imagine using a container over and over again that could not crack or break. It can be used in the freezer, as well, as in the microwave.

A great invention indeed until a female scientist, Dr. Patricia Hunt, discovered its harmful effects on the female fertility. She was studying the ovulation patterns of young healthy female mice versus older, near-menopause female mice.

At first, she observed the expected result that the older mice ovulated less than the younger mice.

One day, she noted that even the younger mice stopped ovulating.

She reviewed all her data and saw nothing wrong. Until she caught her assistant vigorously scrubbing the plastic feeding bowls of the mice with a strong detergent.

Dr. Hunt knew of the bad effects of BPA. She knew that heating plastic and breaking the smooth surface of the plastic (such as vigorous scrubbing and use of harsh detergents) could release BPA and contaminate the food and water stored in it.

That’s when she started to study the bad effects of BPA. She was able to prove that BPA caused anovulation or the inability to release a fertile egg in order to get pregnant.

More research is on going showing the correlation of BPA with diabetes, obesity, endometriosis and, even, cancer.

BPA is in plastic water bottles, food containers, canned goods, milk bottles of babies, disposable spoons, forks, plates and practically anything.

It is important to avoid heating food in these containers and don’t leave your water or lunch inside the car while using these disposable items. The BPA will be absorbed by your food.

Read the bottom of of all plastic containers. If you see the numbers: 3, 6 or 7, throw them out! These contain BPA.

Invest in glass or metal lunch boxes and food containers. They may be more expensive but visiting a doctor can be expensive too.

 

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8 Comments

  1. jean dela pena says:

    good day po doc, im jean 25 yrs old, almost 3yrs n po kami ng husband ko, may biggest problem is pa po kami ngkakababy, na pepressure n po ako sobra.. gustong gusto ko n po kasi mgkakababy. everytime po, ngsesex kami hindi po ako nalalabasan, compare po s husband ko, madali lng po kasi siyang labasan, feeling ko po i have a problem about of my infertility.. pls help me doc, ano po bang dapat kong inumin para po mas akong malabasan.. thank you.. hoping for your help..

    • filipinamd says:

      Women don’t need to reach orgasm to get pregnant.
      Please do an ultrasound to check if you have any problems inside.

  2. jean dela pena says:

    doc, meron po kayong recommend fertility pills?thnx, waiting for your answer

    • filipinamd says:

      Yes. Please do an ultrasound first to check if all the pelvic organs are normal.
      You may take Clomiphene citrate 50 mg once a day on Day 2- Day 6 of your period. Keep taking it for 6 months till you get a positive pregnancy test.
      Warning: Clomiphene can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome which is very painful and may need surgery to decompress the enlarged ovaries.
      Please do not take Clomiphene without a doctor’s supervision.

  3. glyza says:

    doc d,

    bkit po lge nkrot ung breast q?

    then sbi po ng doc q kailangan dw po

    mg breast ultra sound..

    • filipinamd says:

      Normal lang na medyo makirot ang breast natin 10-14 days before our period. This is an effect of the progesterone hormone.
      Kung ikaw ay may lahing breast cancer or 40 years old and above ka na, then it’s best do a breast ultrasound and mammogram.

  4. Christine Bares says:

    your site is really a good help for those who are curious about things. by the way, i just want to ask something & hoping that you could help me! im 27 yrs now, married for 2yrs & 5 months. i am working at the same time my husband is working abroad!i’ve been trying to conceive from the time we got married, & since he’s working abroad, i don’t think if this is the right words “naghahabol kami para mabuntis ako”. when we were newly wed, i experience pain partly when having & after contact in my lower abdomen. i tried seeking for an ob & based on my ultrasound i have a cyst that appears before mens & will disappear after mens. is that really exist?does my cyst have the chance of getting back? latest vacation of my husband is about 4months, but i didnt get pregnant!we consulted an ob, & teaches us when to get contact based on the calendar method, advised us to take vits that she recommended. (i forgot the meds, it’s a pink capsule), but i still not get pregnant!by the way, is it normal that a woman doesn’t reach her orgasm when having sex, always feel that you wanted to pee after sex? can i get a lesser chance of being pregnant?my husband will be home soon & i wanted to prepare!hoping that you get reply onmy numerous concern! thank you!

    • filipinamd says:

      1. Yes, cysts appear and disappear duing our menstrual cycle. This is normal if it disappears by itself.
      2. Pls do a vaginal ultrasound for you and a sperm count for your husband
      3. Yes, its normal never to have an orgasm. An orgasm is not needed to get pregnant.
      4. The feeling that you want to pee after sex means you have to pee. This will prevent UTI.
      5. Please see an infertility specialist to prepare you before your husband arrives.