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Boost Your Fertility
No, don't do any T: Never take any exogenous (outside) testosterone if you want to maintain your fertility. It doesn't matter whether it's a shot, patch, or cream, etc, as it's being studied as a reversible form of contraception (birth control) in men. Any time you want to raise your t, you risk negative feedback at your pituitary, thereby shutting lh & fsh, so no more t & sperm production. There are other options. ...Read more
No: It won't affect his or hers, either for better or worse. ...Read more
No: If your tubes were tied, nothing will make you more fertile. Only ivf or surgery can do that. ...Read more
I want to use nolvadex and Clomid (clomiphene) for boost my testosterone production.Does this drugs boost my testosterone production?
DANGER: There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for a sixteen year old to need any hormone treatment or 'boosting' of his Testosterone. Taking medications to change hormone levels is not safe, specific, or recommended by any medical professional. Where is your physician on this? Have you taken the time to sit with the progressional who cares for you and asked if this is a wise decision? ...Read more
Here is my : Recommendation: keep a healthy lifestyle. Balance diet with fruits, vegetables, proteins, oatmeal, grains etc; avoid alcohol, smoking and street drugs; exercise regularly with strength and aerobic exercises; exercise your brain with lots of reading and brain games. I will recommend www.Lumosity.Com. ...Read more
Hormone therapy: HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, which is made by the human placenta and is the basis of the pregnancy test; when it is present it is detected and gives a positive test. In females, HCG is often used to trigger ovulation in ovulation induction cycles. It’s given when the follicles are mature (usually 18mm) to trigger ovulation. It is occasionally used in the luteal phase (last 1/2 of cycle). ...Read more
It depends...: A healthy person with a good diet doesn't need pills to boost fertility so if you have fertility issues try to find the cause. A common cause of fertility problems is hypothyroidism which is often not obvious- see http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 The herb rhodiola may boost fertility. Try a good multivitamin that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). Consider seeing an acupuncturist for individualized herbs. ...Read more
Diet pills: They can, but it is impossible to know what pill will hurt you. Diet pills and herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda and therefore basically anything can be sold as a diet/weight loss supplement. Given this, i would never recommend a diet pill or herbal supplement. ...Read more
Low Glycemic Index: Great question! while there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid hot tubs: Optimizing sperm includes: frequent ejaculation, at least twice a week. Avoiding heat exposure, especially immersion in hot water (hot tubs and baths). Stress reduction. Moderate exercise. Vitamin supplements and antioxidants. Minimize alcohol, moderate caffeine. Avoid toxins and radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metabolism: Yes and no. If your thyroid function is low, then that can be treated and will boost your metabolism. You would not want to make sure thyroid hyperactive, though. Why are you asking? What are you experiencing specifically? ...Read more
No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more
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