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Does Cipralex Affect Male Fertility
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more
No: Check out online.Epocrates.Com & drugs.Com for drug information including interactions. Neither make mention of male fertility as an issue of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker commonly used to lower high blood pressure. However, issues associated w/high blood pressure may affect erectile function so best to address this w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid & fertility: Thyroid meds are not gender-specific: same ones are used for both men & women. Both underactive & overactive thyroid can adversely affect male fertility; so treating these conditions can help restore normal function. Different meds are used for treating hypo- & hyperthyroidism. Discuss with your doc yur thyroid status & what meds you need. ...Read more
Frequent male masturbation isn't likely to have much effect on your ability to get your partner pregnant: Some data shows that optimum semen quality occurs after two to three days of no ejaculation. But other research suggests that men who have normal sperm quality maintain normal sperm motility and concentrations even with daily ejaculation. Ultimately, having sexual intercourse with ejaculation several times a week will maximize your chances of getting your partner pregnant, whether you masturbate or not. ...Read more
A suspect drug: Allopurinol helps halt cell division and cell division is critical for sperm production at 1000 sperm being produced per heartbeat. Talk to your doctor and you must balance quality of life off of Allopurinol (i.e. More gouty pain) with fertility issues taking it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol use in men may have negative effects on sperm (decreased semen volume, movement, shape, and count), with inflammation and increased white blood cells in the semen. Alcohol intake is associated with lower levels of fuel (gonadotropins) from the brain and direct effects on the testes leading to lower testosterone. Interestingly, a specific component of red wine, myricetin may affect sperm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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