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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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 more

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Are there fertility drugs for men?

Are there fertility drugs for men?

Yes: There are many fertility drugs and supplements that can be used in men. A thorough hormone evaluation and semen analysis can help a male fertility specialist provide treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there any fertility pills for men?

Is there any fertility pills for men?

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

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How can a man maximize his fertility?

How can a man maximize his fertility?

Be healthy: No smoking, limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per week, eat right, exercise, maintain normal body weight, and avoid high heat exposures. ...Read more

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What medications lower fertility in men?

What medications lower fertility in men?

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

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I am wondering what helps increase fertility in men?

I am wondering what helps increase fertility in men?

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

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