Despite the increasing number of people impacted by infertility, the subject is still not a topic openly discussed. Let’s change that!
Research shows infertility in women was ranked as the fifth highest and most serious global disability, while in this country, as many as one in six couples are impacted. It occurs in both men and women with a number of risk factors … occupational and environmental risks, age, smoking and alcohol use.
One of the most common risk factor for infertility in women is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Eight to 13 per cent of women suffer from this condition – a hormonal disorder that involves reproductive, cosmetic and metabolic problems.
Symptoms commonly associated with PCOS that women should be aware of include:
• If you are under 35 and have been having regular unprotected intercourse for six to twelve months without falling pregnant
• Experiencing painful periods
• Having irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles
• Elevated levels of the male hormone androgen which results in excess body hair and acne
The symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can cause a lot of distress and the disorder affects women in so many different ways and to different degrees. That’s why it’s best not to assume that you actually have PCOS until you’ve been diagnosed by a gynaecologist.
According to 3Sixty Biomedicine’s CEO Boitumelo Sebambo, in cases where infertility can be linked back to the hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS, patients who make use of products like Salome Fertility that contain Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol, have seen an increase in their ovulation, a reduction in their hyperandrogenism and the oxidative stress in follicular fluid.
The efficacy of the Salome Fertility product lies in it containing the correct ratio of Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol, extracted from the pod of the Carob Bean Tree. Clinical studies have shown that these natural extracts are instrumental in helping manage the regulation of ovarian function in PCOS patients.
All Salome Fertility products are manufactured locally, and are based on herbal extracts which have limited side effects. And because they are nappi coded, they are recognised and reimbursed by certain medical aids.
The full Salome range of products that helps to manage menstrual pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, infertility in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and menopause are available from pharmacies nationwide or online at Takealot.com and Salome’s website.
The Salome team is determined to do their bit in creating awareness around the topic of infertility. They believe #YourJourneyMatters so follow the Salome range on their social media pages to hear from Salome experts who are committed to educating and normalising conversations about PCOS and other common women’s reproductive health conditions.