Women affected by the common fertility disorder Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are having better luck getting pregnant with the drug . This drug is far from a fertility drug used for fertility treatments. It is, in fact, a drug used to treat women who have breast cancer. But it is also effective in helping women with this disease have more regular ovulation.PCOS affects up to 10 percent of women in the childbearing years by some estimates. It is caused by a hormonal imbalance in the women. Many experts claim that the condition is the most prevalent cause of infertility for women. For women with PCOS, they often suffer irregular menstrual periods and may sometimes develop insulin resistance, like people with type 2 diabetes that produce too much insulin to maintain a normal blood sugar level.
In the past, women would take clomiphene, commonly known as Clomid. This fertility drug helps stimulate ovulation of a mature egg for fertilization for many infertile women. But it did not always perform as well for women with this disease.Anew study, by the National Institutes of Health revealed that women with this disease who took this drug had better results for not only ovulation, but also for live births. The study was based in Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, and headed by Richard S Legro, M.D. The published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the experts found this addition of a new oral drug that supported a less invasive and less expensive therapy encouraging.
this drug also known as Femara, is an aromatase inhibitor. That means that it prevents the production of estrogen. In breast cancer treatment, this is to keep the cancer that is stimulated by estrogen from developing further. But for infertile women, this helps bring the body’s hormones back into balance by inhibiting the production of estrogen, enabling her system to ovulate a mature egg.
For some time there was a widely held belief that this drug (Femara) would also increase the risk for birth defects. However, the new study results no significant difference between infants that were born with birth defects from mother’s who took Clomid. They concluded, however, that more research is needed to determine whether that risk was higher than other forms of infertility treatments.Women with PCOS and want to become pregnant through fertility treatments might be better suited to adopt a course of this drug over Clomid. Your doctor will know if the drug is right for your specific case. Based on the evidence revealed by the latest research it is clear that they will not only have better results for ovulation, but they may also finally be able to start the family they always pictured for themselves.