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Dose Lialda Effect Sperm Count
Do you really: Need an increase in your sperm count at your age? Avoid alcohol, tobacco, opiates, anabolics, etc. There is limited information showing alcar may improve sperm motility, but not extensive scientific study. There are also potential side effects including stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness. It can cause a "fishy" odor of the urine, breath, and sweat & incr. Seizures. Check w/doctor. ...Read more
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If you are doing meth, quit it now, because it will kill more than just your sperm.
What is your sperm count?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago. His sperm count is currently zero. I'm on the pill and never have missed a dose. What is the likelih?
What?: What is "likelih"? Vasectomy is a definite means of sterilization on males. And knowing no sperm one year later is the sure way to declare the success of vasectomy for sterilization, but will not affect manhood. For your couple, you should have no odd to conceive as long as being in one-to-one relations, In fact, you would not need contraceptive pills or any other means of contraceptives. Best... ...Read more
Could 2 consecutive doses of prednisone (for poison ivy - got it twice) and having a fever from flu cause sperm count to be lower?
Not so simple: Maybe fever or prednisone will reduce sperm count a little. But prednisone is also used to enhance fertility in case of anti-sperm antibodies. For treatment of ivy allergy, topical therapy with potent creams is preferred. If oral prednisone is needed, 2 or 3 doses, never 2 days in a row, entire dose in AM, is most effective. ...Read more
I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?
See new studies: It may have an impact. Here are some articles about studies on the subject. Http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/health/article-188394/cannabis-link-male-fertility. Html: http://news. Bbc. Co.Uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/ 3586115.Stm. ...Read more
Hi temperature: In most cases the cause of low sperm count is unknown. However, conditions that elevate groin temperature (varicocele, hot tub, placing portable computers on thighs) are the culprits. Taking testosterone for low libido can quickly shut down sperm production. Other causes include stress, high prolactin, and chromosome abnormalities and y deletion mutation (if concentration of <5 million/ml). ...Read more
Optimize health: Like most health related questions, fertility is linked to health in general. Avoid hot tubs, tight pants and long bike rides. Male anatomy is on the outside for a reason. A cooler temperature is optimal for sperm production. In the words of Michael Pollan, "eat food, not too much, mostly vegetables." That means you eat nutrients and avoid dyes and artificial processing that may affect fertility. ...Read more
See urologist: There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of a low sperm count. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Semen analysis: A semen analysis is the first lab test many urologists obtain if there is a question of infertility or patient concern with sperm count. The collection process is not bad (at home usually) and get the semen to a lab within 1 hour. Meet with a urologist and they will take you through the process. ...Read more
Many causes: Stress and high scrotal temperature (by varicoceles) can decrease sperm count. Testosterone supplements taken for low libido can quickly suppress sperm production to zero. Rarely, y deletion mutation can be a factor. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Male fertility supplements do not help if sperm concentration is 10 million/ml or lower so please do not waste time using them. ...Read more
Here r a few ideas: Improve sperm count by having less sex & masturbation; cutting out alcohol; avoiding hot baths and tight underwear that can raise heat in testicles; good nutrition and increase folic acid; lose weight; reduce stress. Too much intense exercise can cause a testosterone deficiency. ...Read more
TESTOSTERONE not ok: Many men with low sperm counts are found to have low testosterone. While there are many advantages to recommending testosterone replacement sperm count and fertility are not one of them. In fact, testosterone replacement will suppress FSH levels and over time sperm production may cease entirely. If you desire fertility, please seek out a urologist trained in fertility medicine or an rei md. ...Read more
Get a Semen Analysis: Semen analysis is best done through a fertility clinic or urology office rather than a general medical testing lab. Home sperm tests are not very useful, and you can't tell by looking at your semen. If you're not trying to conceive assume you're fertile; if you and your partner are trying to conceive you should both see a fertility specialist (rei) for testing and individualized treatment. ...Read more
TheySayOystersISayUg: Avoid hot tubs (well, right up to the day you want to deploy those spermies).Avoid phyto- estrogens (soy, yams, etc). Avoid environmental estrogens (plastic containers.....and women, well, maybe not).Healthy diet and lose weight if you're fat. Exercise regularly, especially sprints, but don't burn yourself out.Multivitamin that includes vitamin C and zinc. Some people recommend herbs, I don't. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Do you have a semen analysis with low count? If counts are normal you cannot (and don't need) to bring them up. Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks don't work. Testosterone and steroid supplementation is worst of all! ...Read more
Very low: A count of 5, 000 is very low. Normal is 20 million or more. With this kind of a level, it will be difficult to get pregnant without ivf/ icsi. You should consider rechecking it to make sure it is real and see a urologist if there is anything that can be done to improve it. Otherwise, you will need to see a fertility specialist to discuss ivf. ...Read more
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