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Does exercise improve male fertility?

Does exercise improve male fertility?

Moderate, yes: Moderate exercise is good for anyone trying to conceive. More severe forms of training at a competitive level can become a biological stress that can reduce fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I've been ttc for 9mo. And want to start doing cross fit. Worried about "excessive" exercise affecting my fertility what is ment by excessive exercise?

I've been ttc for 9mo. And want to start doing cross fit. Worried about "excessive" exercise affecting my fertility what is ment by excessive exercise?

Inexact term: You are right, "excessive" is not a medical term and is too vague to be helpful. I suggest anyway that crossfit is more intense than ideal for ttc. There are many healthy, fun exercise programs you can do while ttc; crossfit and 'boot camp' type programs may be a little much. Just an opinion. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read 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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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 ...Read more