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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to produce enough normal sperm.

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Is ovulex a good fertility pill?

Is ovulex a good fertility pill?

Probably not: Dietary or herbal supplements such as ovulex are not regulated by the fda. It's doubtful that it would help you with fertility while it might be safe enough for you to take it. I don't think it's a good idea to rely on this type of profit-driven products. If you have been struggling with infertility, consider consulting your physician for evaluation of any underlying health problems. ...Read more

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How can I increase fertility naturally without invasive medical intervention?

How can I increase fertility naturally without invasive medical intervention?

Healthy: The best way is to stay healthy. To eat right and exercise, and to maintain a normal body weight. Also, you should do everything possible to avoid smoking since that has a large negative impact on becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive (Tip)

Trying to conceive

Acupuncture can safely be used prior to and while undergoing fertility treatments. ...See more

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What is the latest age to get fertility?

What is the latest age to get fertility?

There is none: There is no age cut off for fertility. As long as you ovulate, you can get pregnant. Now, if you mean safe pregnancy (less chance of birth defects), the older you are, the higher the risk. Anytime >30, the risk starts rising faster. ...Read more

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How much do fertility drugs cost?

How much do fertility drugs cost?

Fertility Drugs Cost: Fertility drugs vary in cost from about $50/mo (clomid) to $4000/mo with injectables used for ivf or IUI cycles. Sometimes these drugs are covered by insurance and sometimes not. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive (Tip)

Trying to conceive

Fertility specialists (rei) don't just offer ivf (in vitro fertilization) - there are other options. ...See more

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Why does a woman's fertility decrease as she ages?

Why does a woman's fertility decrease as she ages?

Eggs: All women are born with a finite number of eggs. As women go through life, there is a decrease in egg number. In addition, there is also a decrease in egg quality. Reduced egg quantity and egg quality are rsponsible for the reduced fertility as women go through life. ...Read more

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How should I naturally maximize fertility?

How should I naturally maximize fertility?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success.Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive (Tip)

Trying to conceive

20 million sperm must be present in order for there to be sufficient fertility. ...See more

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How old do you need to be to take fertility drugs?

How old do you need to be to take fertility drugs?

No Specific Age: There is no specific age. Most women are at least 18 years old but i suppose in certain circumstances a younger women could take medicines (for instance to freeze eggs before cancer treatment). Many women in their early 20's up to late 40's take medicines. ...Read more

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