Top 20 Doctor insights on: Does the position a man sleeps in affect his fertility
Will melatonin affect fertility? And etc? Well, I took one 3mg melatonin for the very first time one night because I had trouble sleeping and I needed rest. (it didn't help me at all. Uncomfortable all night. Couldn't sleep. Etc) well, I'm hearing good an
Please: Please be reassured that you have not harmed yourself by taking melatonin once. Melatonin is reported to impact the release of female reproductive hormones. As a general recommendation, avoid using it if pregnant or nursing. ...Read more
I smoke weed to help with anxiety and insomnia for over 6 years. I want to quit but not get addicted to sleeping pills. How does it affect fertility?
Probably not good: Unlike cigarette smoking, there is little scientific evidence about the effects on female fertility. In men it lowers testosterone and does reduce sperm quality. We don't know if a women smoking weed also affects sperm in her body. It may affect female hormones and ovulation. Our bodies make cannabis-like chemicals (endocannabinoids) and we are finding out what they do for fertility. Best to quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - I would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more
Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more
Male fertility: A healthy diet and a healthy weight go a long way for male fertility. Limiting or avoiding alcohol and tobacco products also helps. Use of vitamin c (500mg), vitamin e (400 iu), and l-carnitine (1gm) all twice daily can also help. Co-q supplements and use of preseed lubricant has also been shown to possibly help. Lastly, stay away from testosterone supplements. ...Read more
See urologist: Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Male fertility: This trend has been described but is probably over-dramatized in the media (no surprise there?) some estimates are that male fertility (which is not strictly defined) is dropping by around 2% per year. Proposed reasons are stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and chemical exposures in the environment. ...Read more
No: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia; is he a diabetic on insulin? If we are dealing with true hypoglycemia, there is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between hypoglycemia and infertility. Other reasons for his infertility need to be sought. There are conditions that could be the underlying cause of both, such as panhypopituitarism (very rare). Have you seen a fertility clinic as a couple? ...Read more
No reason for. ...: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish... ...Read more
About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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