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Does Diet Affect Fertility
It can: Every woman has a critical height-weight ratio and when you cross it, it can cause you to have irregular cycles and possibly not ovulate. On the other hand, a bad diet may not cause you not to ovulate but is unhealthy and if you are thinking about getting pregnant, developing good eating habits will be important to you and the baby. Hope this helps. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Influences: Overall good health is obviously good for fertility, this is optimum weight, no smoking, minimal alcohol, wholesome nutritious diet, regular physical activity, balanced mental health, minimal or no prescription or over the counter medications, I guess you get the point. Best Wishes ...Read more
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
Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more
Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, i recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decreases fertility: Smoking is particularly harmful to fertility; women who smoke have been shown to go through menopause earlier in life, and to have less success with infertility treatments. Smokers underoing in vitro fertilization are half as likely to conceive as similar age women who do not smoke. The other chemicals in the cigarettes are damaging to the eggs which increases the risk of infertility. ...Read more
Numerous ways: Your metabolism can be affected by your diet in many ways. A poor or imbalanced diet can slow your metabolism by not providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to function. A diet high in processed foods can be more difficult to digest, taking more energy and thus affecting your metabolism. Finally, fasting or skipping meals will slow metabolism as your body tries to conserve energy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
It can: Radiation can affect fertility. The most sensitive tissue is the early developing embryo, so there is significant risk in early pregnancy. Affecting eggs and sperm requires much higher doses of radiation. Environmental exposure is best avoided, and clinical exposure should be minimized with shielding. Discuss any concerns with the prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
YES!: Endometriosis affects many aspects of fertility. In many women endometriosis causes ovarian cysts, causes damage to fallopian tubes, causes inflammation of the uterus, and may decrease the ability of the sperm to get inside the egg (fertilization). Even with fertility treatments women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates so it is something to see a fertility specialist about sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jury is still out: Recall that soy (protein) has been recommended as an alternative to estrogen to treat menopause in women. In men, estrogen (estradiol) decreases testosterone production. Therefore, if a guy ingests a lot of something that increases estrogen in his body, this could potentially decrease testosterone level. So while this is conjecture, read your ingredient labels carefully! ...Read more
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