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Can I have Clomid (clomiphene) together with chinese herbs for enhancing fertility? My doctor (in Japan) wasn't sure about it.

Can I have Clomid (clomiphene) together with chinese herbs for enhancing fertility? My  doctor (in Japan) wasn't sure about it.

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements and Chinese herbs advertised to do all sorts of health remedies. Very few supplements or herbs have real research studies to show benefits and prove safety (many manufacturers and sellers make claims based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not based upon real research). Real research is hard to do well, and is expensive. ...Read more

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Fertility methods failed so tried acupuncture & some chinese herbs. Now I find myself a few inches taller. Could those have caused that? I'm almost 34

Fertility methods failed so tried acupuncture & some chinese herbs. Now I find myself a few inches taller. Could those have caused that? I'm almost 34

Not likely: Female epiphyseal closure usually occurs(long bone growth extension) usually occurs by the time estrogen is in full "bloom" post puberty at age 16 or so and further potential growth ceases. The herbs may help you "stand up straighter" but not because of actual growth. ...Read more

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Why would adults take growth hormone supplements and do they add height in adults? Are they found in fertility meds, Chinese herbs for infertility?

Why would adults take growth hormone supplements and do they add height in adults? Are they found in fertility meds, Chinese herbs for infertility?

Adult GH use: Hi. I treat adults with pituitary deficiency with growth hormone (GH); they generally feel better on it and restoration of normal levels has physiologic benefits. GH is used off label in non-deficient adults as a "fountain of youth" medicine; shown to be neither safe nor effective in this setting. Too much GH has well established risks. GH is a protein and must be injected (like insulin); no oral ...Read more

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What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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Are there any fertility herbs such as vitex or red clover that can be taken while on thyroid meds for under active thyroid (Levothyroxin)?

Are there any  fertility herbs such as vitex or red clover that can be taken while on thyroid meds for under active thyroid (Levothyroxin)?

Folic acid: If you are trying to conceive then Folic acid supplementation should be taken. Thyroid testing should be done to make sure the levels are normal. Herbal medication should be avoided unless specifically recommended as they typically do not help and can in some cases cause harm. If you are need of fertility treatment then please see an obgyn for guidance ...Read more

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I have been reading that vitex & or saw palmetto can help aid female fertility naturally. Is this so on either or both of these herbs & are they safe?

I have been reading that vitex & or saw palmetto can help aid female fertility naturally. Is this so on either or both of these herbs & are they safe?

Yes, esp. Vitex: Every person is an individual and nothing works for everyone, but vitex is safe and often very helpful- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/vitex saw palmetto has more specialized use, esp. For those with pcos, so don't recommend for everyone- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/saw-palmetto-fertility.Html many on levothyroxine benefit from liothyronine- this can help fertility- see comment:. ...Read more

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Which foods boost fertility?

Which foods boost fertility?

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 more

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