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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Endometrial thickness, total 6.6mm...Is this normal???As I'm trying to conceive...

Endometrial thickness, total 6.6mm...Is this normal???As I'm trying to conceive...

Endometrial size: It is pointless to comment on endometrial thickness without know where you are in you menstrual cycle! The endometrium is at it's thickest 1 week after ovulation. ...Read more

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Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

BMI chart for men: Take a look at the attached chart. ...Read more

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Does a high BMI increase infertility?

Does a high BMI increase infertility?

Yes&OB Complications: Obesity can lead to infertility, many times from ovulation problems. We find that ivf success is lower too. Once pregnant then OB complications are much higher too. Where is the good news? Well, not everyone has a problem and we have been very successful. Bmi over 50 is extremely serious. Try to get below bmi 40 because anesthesia requires operating room if egg retrieval if ivf used. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a female fertility app on android (methyltestosterone)?

Is there a female fertility app on android (methyltestosterone)?

Soon: I have been working hard to complete an app on a fertility work up, the name hasn't been selected yet but it will be something like "ifertility work up". It will be free in the apple store, and hopefully also for android (methyltestosterone) phones. ...Read more

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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...Read more

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Does exercise improve male fertility?

Does exercise improve male fertility?

Moderate, yes: Moderate exercise is good for anyone trying to conceive. More severe forms of training at a competitive level can become a biological stress that can reduce fertility. ...Read more

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Can weight effect male infertility?

Can weight effect male infertility?

Yes: Obesity is an independent risk factor for male infertility and weight loss can improve sperm quality. ...Read more

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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) cause weight gain?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) cause weight gain?

Clomid (clomiphene) & Wt Gain: Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is a nonsteroidal, ovulatory stimulant used to treat ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic ovary syndrome in women who want to get pregnant. Common side effects of Clomid may be abnormal vaginal bleeding, breast discomfort, headache, and GI symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Very rare serious side effects of Clomid include shortness of breath, seizures, stroke, chest pain, vision changes, GI symptoms of pain and swelling. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome may occur (ovarian enlargement, severe GI symptoms, abdominal swelling, shortness of breath, and weight gain have been reported. Patients should seek medical care if these serious symptoms develop. Often breast swelling and tenderness is mistaken for weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving naturally: 13m /ml sperm count, 70% motility, 12% morphology. Female 30yrs, fertility tests normal?

What are the chances of conceiving naturally: 13m /ml sperm count, 70% motility, 12% morphology. Female 30yrs, fertility tests normal?

SEMEN: Anything can happen but with a low sperm count your chances are markedly decreased. There is something strange about having a slow sperm count and normal motility with poor morphology. I would have that semen analysis repeated and check the patient for a varicocele. ...Read more

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Ideal wt for a 5'2 female at age 51?

Ideal wt for a 5'2 female at age 51?

110lbs: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 10 = 110. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. ...Read more

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How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more

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Weight to height chart for men over 90?

Weight to height chart for men over 90?

No such thing: Even for young adults, these are subscience. At any adult age, the best weight is what looks and feels right to the person and enables them to do the things they enjoy -- hopefully including some fitness activities. An older person needs adequate muscle but fat isn't an asset. Don't target a number, target a level of fitness and function. ...Read more

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How can BMI (body mass index) work?

How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

Improve ovulation: Femara (letrozole) may improve the quality of your ovulation if you ovulate on your own already. It depends. This is something you need to discuss in detail with the doctor who may be prescribing it for you. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Implantation-Deliver: Reducing bmi may improve 1. Blood pressure 2. Insulin sensitivity allowing for greater likelihood for getting pregnant (implantation) and carrying a healthy pregnancy-delivery including c/s complications to you and the baby. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more