The seminar by Dr. Indira Hinduja, Honorary Gynecologist (IVF and Infertility specialist) aimed to educate couples aspiring to become parents through In-Vitro Fertilization
Mumbai, August 17, 2019 (GPN): India’s renowned IVF consultant and Padmashree Dr. Indira Hinduja, Honorary Gynaecology Consultant, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC conducted a free patient education seminar on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for couples aspiring to become parents . In addition to Dr. Hinduja’s session, Dr. Priyadarshani Sukhadeve, Nutritionist shared her knowledge with the couples on the impact of nutrition and stress on infertility.
There are several reasons that can cause infertility among individuals. In women, the causes could be hormonal imbalances, stress, obesity, age and lifestyle related issues. In men, the reason could be low sperm count, hormonal problems, pre-existing genetic disorders. Alcohol and smoking are also one of the major reasons for infertility in men and women. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a series of procedures used to help with fertility and assist with the conception of a child. IVF works by using a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help the sperm fertilize an egg, and help the fertilized egg get implanted in the uterus.
Speaking at the seminar Dr. Indira Hinduja, Honorary Gynaecologist (IVF and Infertility specialist) said, “IVF is a common mode of treatment used by every hospital across the world. With 5 decades of experience in the field, I have seen around 15000 couples successfully conceive babies by opting this technique. It is an absolutely safe way for couples who face fertility issues in starting a family. Initially, the success rate was only 10% amongst 20 cases I would take up, now, with the advent of technology the success rate that we see on an average, every year is about 40% to 45%.”
Dr. Priyadarshani Sukhadeve, Nutritionist, P. D Hinduja Hospital took a session on bridging the gap between nutrition & infertility, stating that smoking, alcohol and steroids are the main factors causing infertility in both male and female. Limiting caffeine intake and adopting a healthy lifestyle could minimize fertility problems. She urged everyone to follow a balanced diet, take sufficient amount of rest and provide physical activity to the body.
With the right guidance and technology, the success rate of IVF has drastically increased making parenting a reality for many couples who would otherwise be unable to conceive. Around 30 couples attended the seminar. ENDS
About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre:
P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, which started off as a clinic in 1951, is today ranked as one of the leading Multi-Specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over six decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. The hospital has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to have Gama Knife technology, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. The hospital has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. P.D. Hinduja Hospital was also one of the pioneers in its space to launch Care@Home and Short Stay Service in 2007 and 2008 respectively. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a center of excellence for infectious disease research in India. For its contribution to quality healthcare delivery, the hospital has also been bestowed with Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In line with one of its guiding principles “Work to Give”, the hospital runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.