As we mentioned in previous article, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time is the first treatment for a couple who for what ever reason cam not conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to full term. Immune system plays an important role in protect our body against forming of free radicals and bacteria and virus, but for what ever reasons, sometime the immune system attack sperm in the women reproductive organs or sperm in the testes in men, leading to infertility In this article, we will discuss how anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome affects fertility in conventional perspective.
Anti phospholipid antibody is lupuslike syndrome and is defined as a condition which causes blood clotting in the arteries or veins including Lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolopin antibody. Some women may have anti phospholipid antibody but does show any symptom of immune antibody disorder.
2. How anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome affects fertility
a) Nutrient deficiency
As the syndrome progress, it causes blood thicken that interferes with function of blood in transportation nutrients to ovaries and uterine lining, making difficult for fertility and causing miscarriage.
Some researchers believe that anti-phospholipid antibody may causes microscopic blood clot in
the blood vessels in the placenta, leading to miscarriage and poor fetus growth.
c) Recurrent pregnancy loss
Study show that women who have anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome and sufer loss of pregnancy will like to sufer again, if pregnancy does occur.
Heparin is a member of anticoagulants, it helps to prevent the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels, thereby increasing the blood in transportation of nutrients to the reproductive organs leading to high chance of fertility and lessening the risk of pregnancy loss. Heparin can be injected through the skin or given into a vein by intravenous infusion.
Prednisone is defined as a member of drugs called steroids, it is normally used to prevent the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also has an ability to reduce the function of anticardiolipin antibodies and the lupus anticoagulant, thereby, lessening the risk of blood clot and increasing the chance of fertility.
c) Low of asprin
Sometime low dose of aspirin may be added to prenisone or heparin to increase the function of the medication in preventing blood clot, but aspirin is unlikely to be used alone as a medication in anticoagulation.