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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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

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

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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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What are some medications men should take to help with fertility?

What are some medications men should take to help with fertility?

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

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Why does a woman's fertility rate decline more quickly when compared to a man?

Why does a woman's fertility rate decline more quickly when compared to a man?

Eggs age: Eggs are present from birth, and, for the most part, are never reproduced. That aging effect reduces the quality of eggs, and increases the chance of an error at cell division. ...Read more

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Do the fertility tests they sell in the drug stores for men and women really work?

Home fertility: The home tests for men are of very little use. Which tests for women do you mean? The home OPK are not bad, though that's only a small part of female fertility. ...Read more

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For what reasons has fertility in men been falling dramatically over the last few years?

For what reasons has fertility in men been falling dramatically over the last few years?

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

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Does hypoglycemia in man affects fertility?????

Does hypoglycemia in man affects fertility?????

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

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Is 100 why protien affect on sperm or men fertility?

Is 100 why protien affect on sperm or men fertility?

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

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

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 more

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How can a man improve his fertility naturally before ttc?

How can a man improve his fertility naturally before ttc?

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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With regards to male fertility, until what age can a man have healthy children?

With regards to male fertility, until what age can a man have healthy children?

50+: Many men remain fertile well into their 50s and 60s. However, the risk for conceiving a child with some kinds of uncommon genetic disorders increases when the man is more than age 50. ...Read more

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With regard to male fertility, up to what age can a man have healthy offsprings?

Fertility: Since male gametes (sperm) are produced continuously throughout a man's life he can remain fertile throughout his lifetime. Women, on the other hand are born with all the gametes (eggs) they will ever have and stop maturing and releasing eggs at menopause. ...Read more

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Could a 43 year old man have problems with fertility when he had fathered a child at 20?

Could a 43 year old man have problems with fertility when he had fathered a child at 20?

Yes: Good healthy swimmers at 20 doesn't mean 2 decades of life in between didn't bring along a new variables that might impair fertility. Toxic exposures, infection, etc can drop fertility. The female involved may also contribute to success of failure of any parenting attempt for a variety of reasons. Assessment of the couple by a fertility team could give you some specific answers. ...Read more

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Is it more common for men to not have fertility problems than for men to have fertility problems?

Is it more common for men to not have fertility problems than for men to have fertility problems?

NOT to have problems: It in not normal, or common for that matter, for a man to have fertility problems. If there are problems, he should consider medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If hemotomochrosis is effecting a mans fertility when iron levels go down will this change the fertility issue?

If hemotomochrosis is effecting a mans fertility when iron levels go down will this change the fertility issue?

Not necessarily: There is an excellent web site for patient information available through the mayo clinic. Once iron is deposited in tissues it is pretty much going to stay there, it can be chelated (removed chemically) from the blood stream. There may be other options for fertility however and you should seek advice from an rei along with your partner. ...Read more

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Does masturbation affect fertility in men?

Does masturbation affect fertility in men?

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

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Yes: It can cause scarring/damage to the reproductive tract and can even cause a blockage of the path used for transport of sperm. ...Read more

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What ways are there that increase fertility in men and increase chances of pregnancy in women??

What ways are there that increase fertility in men and increase chances of pregnancy in women??

Healthy lifestyle: The avoidance of cigarette smoke is important since it lowers sperm counts and increases the risk of miscarriage. Avoid hot tubs since heat interferes with sperm and anything that raises the temperature of the testicles decreases the sperm count. A healthy diet and moderate exercise are important for both partners. Supplemental folic acid prior to pregnancy for mom decreases the risk of birth defects ...Read more

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Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Unlikely.: You are correct in that soybean contain phytoestrogens, which have weak hormonal activity and theoretically can reduce fertillity. There is, however, no conclusive evidence that it does, and many cultures which consume large amounts of soy do not have appreciably different rates of paternity and infertillity. No randomized trials exist, however, and this is an area of intense study. ...Read more

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Does a man also have fertility period? If yes, how would it be determined?

NO: I learned in my college animal physiology class, . .."the male of the species is always ready" and that includes humans! ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old male and my wife and I have been trying to pregnant for 1.5 years. Its depressing. Do men lose their fertility as they age?

I'm a 34 year old male and my wife and I have been trying to pregnant for 1.5 years. Its depressing. Do men lose their fertility as they age?

Nothing lasts 4ever: Like women, fertility does decrease with age. The rate at which infertility develops in men however is very different then women. It tends to develop more slowly and for some men, apparently not at all. A perhaps overly simplistic rule of thumb is a 20 year difference; 40s for women, 60s for men. ...Read more

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Is there a home fertility test for men?

Is there a home fertility test for men?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests if a man's sperm count (concentration) is low or normal. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. So the home test is better than nothing but not as good as a full sa. ...Read more

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What's the best way for a woman to convince her man to go to the fertility doctor?

What's the best way for a woman to convince her man to go to the fertility doctor?

Fertility: Convince him that it is time for a child as part of your relationship. It is the adult thing to do since both parties have to be studied. Ask him to read this anser. ...Read more

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Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Time since vasectomy: The time since vasectomy is critical. Both tubal patency (open) and fertility decrease with time since the vasectomy. If you have had 10 yrs since vas then success is likely less than 30%. Also remember that the female partner age is also important, perhaps more so. If there is no or poor quality sperm, then ivf/icsi is possible. We virtually always get sperm with aspiration for icsi. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a man is on chronic prednisone, does that decrease his fertility?

If a man is on chronic prednisone, does that decrease his fertility?

It could: Most people on long-term steroids have a significant illness and thus either the disease or the medication could affect fertility. The good thing is that checking a man's fertility potential is one of the easiest parts of the fertility examination and one of the least expensive! ...Read more

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Will hemotomochrosis (too much iron in blood) effect a mans fertility?

Will hemotomochrosis (too much iron in blood) effect a mans fertility?

Possibly: Hemochromatosis can be an infiltrative disease and that's important in fertility because if the pituitary gland is infiltrated with iron it can alter the signals to the gonads (testes and ovaries). Because of this, there can be a decrease in production of either sperm or eggs and that obviously isn't good when you're talking about fertility. ...Read more

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