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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Overview)

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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Which foods boost fertility?

Which foods boost fertility?

Low Glycemic Index: Great question! While there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett.

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,632 Doctors shared insights

Fertility (Overview)

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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Foods to help with fertility?

Foods to help with fertility?

Diverse foods: Complex carbohydrates, omega-3 fats and dha, and avoiding non-fat dairy are important dietary aids to fertility. Prenatal vitamins are a good idea.

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Fertility (Tip)

Many fertility treatments are available, and some may even be covered by certain insurance plans. ...See more

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What does high fertility mean?

What does high fertility mean?

>5 births per woman: Low, medium, and high fertility describes the average number of births to a woman in her lifetime (usually by country, race, or ethnicity). Some people use the numbers <2.5 births for low, 2.5-5 births for medium, and >5 births for high. The fertility rate of american-born women is <2 now, which means they are not having enough babies. Other industrialized western countries have similar problems.

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How can one increase fertility?

How can one increase fertility?

See a Fertility MD: If you're ttc in your 40's see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md) to get both partners checked out and to increase your fertility. A semen analysis finds sperm problems in almost half of couples having difficulty conceiving. Choosing the right treatment depends on your age, egg supply (ovarian reserve) and whether or not your tubes are blocked or damaged.

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Fertility (Tip)

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

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Can my age be a fertility factor?

Can my age be a fertility factor?

Yes: Yes, age can be a major contributing factor to fertility. No two people are alike. Therefore we can only quote statistics such as pregnancy rates for women over the age of 40 y/o is 10% per cycle and miscarriage rates are 30-50%. However there are medications and treatments short of donor egg ivf to help improve your chances. All hope is not lost!

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Fertility (Tip)

Removing endometriomas (ovarian endometriosis) is probably harmful to fertility. ...See more

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Does self fertility massage work?

Does self fertility massage work?

Reduces Stress...: There's no scientific evidence that massage improves fertility and increases pregnancy rates. But at least one study showed that the hands-on bodywork can dial down your anxiety level. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing stress through massage could — theoretically — improve your odds of conceiving. Best wishes!

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Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs.

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Fertility (Tip)

Save your fertility by not smoking at all or using alcohol more than 1 per day. ...See 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.

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Which foods may decrease fertility?

Which foods may decrease fertility?

Anti fertility foods: These foods may decrease fertility in sensitive individuals: soy, aloe juice, pomegranate, st john's wart, melatonin, and echinacea.

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

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What can I do to improve fertility?

What can I do to improve fertility?

Many: If you are 46 y/o I would immediately seek the help of the reproductive endocrinologist to see whether if your ovarian reserve is compromise. Take a daily prenatal vitamin, maintain a normal healthy weight, and basically just take care of yourself.

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How can you increase your fertility?

How can you increase your fertility?

See a Fertility MD: If ttc in your late 30's see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md) to get both partners checked out and to increase your fertility. A semen analysis finds sperm problems in almost half of couples having difficulty conceiving. Choosing the right treatment depends on your age, egg supply (ovarian reserve) and whether or not your tubes are blocked or damaged.

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Practice safe sex to prevent std which can affect fertility potential later. ...See more

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How can I improve my fertility? I'm 40

How can I improve my fertility? I'm 40

Healthy lifestyle: Don't smoke, limit alcohol to one drink per day or less, eat a high quality diet (mediterranean or other heart-healthy diet), exercise for fitness. Avoid any habit forming or recreational drugs.

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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.