Looking after yourself post IVF
Booking in some Lymphatic drainage following IVF treatment can be hugely beneficial.
IVF has been around for over four decades now. It is now a widely accepted treatment. And it has enabled 1000s struggling with infertility to start a family.
And the success rate of the treatment has increased dramatically in that time. From about 10% in the early years to approximately 40% more recently.
But despite the fact that there have been massive leaps in carrying out the treatments, there are still potential medical concerns. And proper aftercare is vital.
Health Risks associated with IVF
We do not wish to be alarmist. And besides, no-one undergoes IVF treatment lightly. There are amazing benefits to successful IVF. And, of course, anyone who has suffered infertility is going to way up the huge rewards against the potential risks.
However, these risks should not be ignored out of hand. Forewarned is forearmed. As always, deeper and more research needs to be done. But IVF has been linked to the possibility of blood clots and even a slightly increased risk of stroke.
In a nutshell, increasing the level of estrogen can have an adverse effect on blood vessels, and could be related to some potential cardiovascular issues in the longer-term. Certainly, individuals with high blood pressure or diabetes should be closely scrutinised before going through with the procedure.
And because research is still ongoing there is still a lot to learn about the potential long term impacts of treatment. It stands to reason that you should do everything in your power to optimise your health.
Lymphatic Drainage following IVF
We have spoken in some detail about what Lymphatic Drainage involves in our recent blogs. But in summary, it is a type of gentle massage that bolsters the immune system. In the right hands, it can help rebalance hormonal levels.
There is one particular hormone that is of interest here. A hormone called Luteinizing hormone plays an important part in reproduction. It is produced in the pituitary gland. It plays an important role in triggering ovulation. Ironically though, overproduction of Luteinizing hormone can be as detrimental as producing too little. It’s just one example of why balancing hormones can be so important.
In addition, Lymphatic Drainage can be helpful for women who have spent a long period of time on the pill. Many years spent on the pill can clearly have an impact on hormonal balance. And Lymphatic Drainage can help to address this issue too.
A final word
It goes without saying that there are a number of factors that contribute to successful treatment. Here we have focused in on the role that Lymphatic Drainage can play.
But in addition, proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, and even osteopathy can all play a part. These are all areas in which Perea Clinic can be of assistance. If you would like to find out more or wish to book an appointment, do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.