Fallopian tubes and Ovarian health
Fallopian tubes and Ovarian health
Ovaries and fallopian tubes are important organs of the female reproductive system. Before proceeding to their related health issues; here is a complete guide about the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
What are ovaries?
Located in the female pelvis area on both sides of the uterus, ovaries are the oval-shaped organs that functioned to produce female gametes, often called “eggs”. They are held in the area by the ligaments which arise from the uterus. Females are born naturally with two ovaries which are just group of tissues containing millions of immature eggs before she reaches to puberty. When ovaries are mature at the age of puberty, they attain the size of a thumb or a ripening grape.
The function of ovaries?
Ovaries play an important role in female fertility. Their major functions are:
- Ovaries are involved to produce eggs in females. The number of eggs which a female possesses for a lifetime, are present at the time of birth but they are not mature. These eggs are stored in the follicles present in the ovaries. A follicle is a structure in which an oocyte or female egg gets nourishment and reaches maturity. The number of eggs goes on declining every month in a female until she reaches menopause or the age of infertility.
- Ovaries release one mature egg (rarely more than one) each month. Mature follicles reach the wall of the ovary where this ripen follicle bursts and releases an egg. The egg is taken by the nearest fallopian tube where fertilization occurs with the sperm. All this happens under the influence of hormones progesterone and estrogen.
- Ovaries produce two important hormones “Progesterone” and “Estrogen” which are vital for female fertility. Some amount of “relaxin” and “inhibin” is also produced in the ovaries. Estrogen has further three types that are involved to induce female characteristics in girls during puberty while progesterone is involved to prepare the inner lining of the uterus for conception.
What are fallopian tubes?
Fallopian tubes are also called “Uterine tubes” or “oviduct”. They are J-shaped tubes that open near the ovaries from one side and are connected to the uterus from another side. They are the pair of slender tubes linked to both ovaries from the uterus, having a length of about 10cm in size.
The function of fallopian tubes
Fallopian tubes are destined to transport the mature egg, released from the ovaries to the uterus. In the presence of sperms, the egg is fertilized, and then this fertilized egg when reaches the uterus, which is implanted for further growth. If the egg is not fertilized, it is washed out from the uterus during menstruation.
The connection between ovaries and fallopian tubes
Fallopian tubes are not permanently attached to ovaries. They have a funnel-shaped opening called “infundibulum” near the ovary which is covered by ciliated projections called “Fimbriae”. Hormones activate the fimbriae when ovulation is about to happen and increases blood supply to them. When they swell with enhanced blood supply, they reach the ovary and capture the released ovum.
Ovarian and fallopian tube disorders
Issues with normal ovarian health directly have an influence on female fertility. These issues may be;
Generally harmless, they are the fluid-filled sacs that develop in the wall of the ovaries. Sometimes these cysts do not cause any symptoms but in some cases, they may show serious symptoms like pain in the pelvic area, heaviness in the abdomen area, and bloating. In rare cases, the cyst ruptures and causes internal bleeding also can cause ovarian torsion.
Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome
In this condition, many small fluid-filled sacs or follicles develop but they are unable to mature and release eggs regularly. It occurs due to hormonal imbalance and is considered a big reason behind female infertility these days. Its symptoms include irregular or missed periods, maybe prolonged bleeding. It can be treated with medicines.
Fallopian tube blockage
Blocked fallopian tube tubes are also one of the common causes of infertility in females. They prevent sperms to reach the released healthy egg, thus hindering conception. Sometimes, the tubes are partially blocked which allows a female to conceive a baby otherwise they need a medicinal treatment to open the blockage.
There are several causes of fallopian tube blockage like;
Growth of the inner lining of the uterus outside to the fallopian tubes causes the passageway of the egg to block. It is also a painful condition during menstruation.
Pelvic inflammatory diseases
Severe infections in the pelvic area may cause inflammation in the fallopian tubes. This inflammation prevents egg fertilization by sperms.
These are the potentially harmless cysts in the uterus and they may block the entrance of the fertilized egg in the uterus is located at the attachment point of the fallopian tube with the uterus.
Sometimes it’s because of fats deposits in the mouth of the tubes which block the tubes and cause hindrance in pregnancy.
Diagnoses of ovarian and fallopian tube disorders
The symptoms associated with ovarian and fallopian tube disorders range from mild to severe including abdominal pain, bloating, pain on either side left or right where the fallopian tube has some disorder, nausea, and vomiting. A health practitioner can diagnose the condition by asking about symptoms and then performing an ultrasound scan. Hysterosalpingography is a specialized type of X-Ray that can help to identify the fallopian tube blockage. Moreover, a doctor can perform laparoscopy surgical procedure) to diagnose the relevant condition. Blood tests are also performed on the recommendation of a doctor to find out the antibodies of specific pathogens which might have caused a serious infection in past.
Problems related to ovarian and fallopian tube disorders might remain undiagnosed due to mild symptoms and comes into evaluation when a female has a problem in conceiving a baby. These problems are not new to consider by the herbalists instead they are being diagnosed and treated with natural medicines for years to enhance fertility. Herbal medicines with vitamin c, turmeric, and omega 3 fatty acids are widely used to treat infertility issues. Herbal treatments are successful to treat various issues due to their enormous benefits and almost no side effects. Herbo Natural is a natural herbal medicines supplier in Pakistan which is offering genuine herbal medicines to potential customers.
“Ovuline” is one of the popular products of Herbonatural which is considered highly effective to treat ovarian health issues. It is a purely herbal medicine made from the extract of various herbs including Aloe barbadensis, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and some others. It can unblock the tubes without any surgery with regular use for 2 to 4 months, for better results use it along with Spearmint tea.
Mensolen is another effective treatment for tubes blockage and other issues related to ovarian and tubes health that can unblock tubes and cure PCOs and resolve the difficulties in pregnancy.