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Aspartame And Fertility
I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?
Yes: The american academy of pediatrics' committee on nutrition appointed a task force to investigate this question, and they concluded that all the currently available artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy. The fda recommends that pregnant women limit aspartame consumption to "moderate levels"-- which is actually a lot more than you would think (roughly 10 cans of diet soda daily). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does soy protein and soy products have a negative effect on men. Testostrone amd erectile dysfunction?
Controversial: Some studies suggest isoflavones or their metabolites in soy products lower testosterone; other studies report increase in testosterone; yet others say no change. Most of these studies were meta-analyses of older studies, some of which were flawed. Controlled studies are needed to determine actual effects of soy on testosterone. Check http://www.Ironmanmagazine.Com/soy-and-your-testosterone/. ...Read more
Read that soya beans have adverse effect on sexual health; men=low sperm count; women= difficulties in conception? Are they safe for bodybuilding?
What are treatment options for high testosterone. I'm trying to conceive and I have pcos caused by high testosterone. Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin failed.
Here are some ...: With thus far in your care for PCOS, it would not most logical and beneficial to bring this Q to the treating doctor so timely modification of care could be given. At this time, further online inquiry tends to cause more unnecessary confusion and anxiety. So, contact your treating doc who should be in line of today's knowledge and options of care. Worst, seeking second opinion is still easier &... ...Read more
Caffeine = none: Am not aware of any effects of caffeine on fertility. Alcohol, in more than modest doses (1 drink/day in women, 2 drinks/day in men) can reduce both testosterone and estrogen levels, causing reduced sperm counts and sperm that don't move properly, and do not look normal. In women, reduced periods and lower fertility occur. Use of alcohol in pregnancy can result in profound damage to babies. ...Read more
Food and diet rich to increase health of utreus and stimulate ovulation and reduce infertility. Plz suggest foods to induce/stimulate ovulation.
Reality check...: A generally healthy diet low in fats and with balanced protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals along with general good health and exercise, will increase "health of the uterus". However, diet alone will not "stimulate ovulation" or treat problems like endometriosis or scar tissue or ovulatory dysfunction, etc that contribute to infertility. ...Read more
I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause ED and infertility in men?
Unlikely: I know of no evidence for such a causal relationship. The amount of soy in a multivitamin is unlikely to cause either ED or infertility. Both the coreg (carvedilol) and the clonodine you are taking can lower BP, and clonodine has known side effects that affect sexual function. Talk with your doctor about side effects of your meds, and consider a consult with a health psychologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Prescribed estrium and i3c for endometriosis and infertility by naturopath/pharmacist to detox and level estrogen. Will this actually help?
Who knows?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". See a real doctor.if concerned ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M58, could aspartame reduce blood sugar level. plz consider here aspartame as medicine. ( I am not talking of replacing carb diet with aspartame) ?
Not really: it's pretty small amount of stuff, so it has a very small effect. I'm not entirely certain what the expectation of sugar does. Certainly it makes one subjectively FEEL like being hyPOglycemic. But I doubt the psychological effect has either a physiologic basis nor a physiologic consequence (the sugar only feels low). ...Read more
Can you elaborate on how and why artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame and Stevia) can be harmful to health?
My opinion: artificial sweeteners can make you shun healthy, filling, and highly nutritious foods while consuming more artificially flavored foods with less nutritional value.Artificial sweeteners may play another trick, too. Research suggests that they may prevent us from associating sweetness with caloric intake. As a result, we may crave more sweets, tend to choose sweet food over nutritious food ...Read more
Are cliff energy bars safe during pregnancy? It has no caffeine but contains soy and has 250 RE/RA of vitamin A .
I have irregular or no ovulation, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. My husband has 30% low motility. What are our chances of conceiving naturally?
Can extensive fasting have adverse effect on fertility and sperm count? What can be the causes and effects of regular ejaculation in child bearing?
No for short term...: From what i know, fasting would not impact fertility and sperm count until the extreme end-stage of malnutrition and dying. Ejaculation to shoot the sperm-containing semen into birth canal is the natural must to make women pregnant. But remember viable sperms move and travel to where is suitable for their survival to fertilize the egg. Of course, the women receiving semen get to be functional... ...Read more
Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?
Erythritol, stevia: I agree with Dr. Jayaraj that stevia is a healthy alternative sweetener but not everyone likes its flavor. Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available and tastes more like sugar. See http://authoritynutrition.com/erythritol/ Xylitol is another good choice, though large amounts may cause loose stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good: Limited data last i checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more