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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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Does alcohol affect my menstrual cycle?

It can: Mild–to–moderate alcohol use has numerous negative consequences for female reproductive function. Animal studies have shown that alcohol consumption disrupts female puberty, and drinking during this period also may affect growth and bone health. Beyond puberty, alcohol has been found to disrupt normal menstrual cycling in female humans and to affect hormonal levels in postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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How does alcohol and exercise affect menstruation delay?

How does alcohol and exercise affect menstruation delay?

Hormone issues: Alcohol has significan liver effects and this is where your hormones are also metabolized. Weight loss and weight gain alters your body fat content and your hormones like testosterone are stored and re-released from your body fat, which is why significant weight loss can cause amenorrhea and weight gain can alter menses as well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect prothrobim time?

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Does alcohol affect prothrobim time?

Alcohol: Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can affect blood coagulation, acting as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect clomid (clomiphene)?

Does drinking alcohol affect clomid (clomiphene)?

Clomid (clomiphene) and alcohol: Alcohol is metabolized in the liver. As a result, the metabolic enzymes of the liver become active and more inclined to metabolize Clomid (clomiphene) to an inactive state. ...Read more

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How does drinking wine affect fertility?

How does drinking wine affect fertility?

See below: If you are trying to get pregnant you should not be drinking any type of alcoholic beverage as it can affect the baby (fetal alcohol syndrome). ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect seizures?

Does alcohol affect seizures?

Yes: Using alcohol with a history of seizures will and can lower thresholds for seizures to occur and thus increase the likelihood of increasing the incidence of seizures. One should be extremely careful about imbibing in alcohol if one has a seizure history. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

Alcohol lowers T: Check out http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/282-287.htm for more indepth info on how alcohol consumption lowers testosterone production. That's not to say that you can't have a drink every now & then. But just as w/Goldilocks, excess alcohol consumption isn't good for you. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect my chances of conceiving?

How does drinking alcohol affect my 
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Decreases: IF you are talking about the occasional glass of wine then there is likely no effect. If you are drinking heavily then consider seeking help before attempting to pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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Does fasting affect the menstrual cycle?

Does fasting affect the menstrual cycle?

Significant fasting: Coud stress the body to the point that a period was delayed or skipped. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the body?

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Probably, yes: The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation". For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

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Does stress affect fertility?

Does stress affect fertility?

Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm. ...Read more