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Infertility And Uranium
Where under a boil advisery bcuz there is uranium in the water well weve been drinking the water is something going to happen to us? Are there any poisonings? Symptoms?
UrAniumAin'tMyAnium: Boiling water won't get rid of uranium. Keep a lid on the pot so it doesn't go up with the steam. But as for the rest of your question, it's complicated. What's the source? What's its concentration in the water? What type of uranium?Enriched? Depleted? U-235? U-236? 234? 238? A mix? What I'm implying is to consult an expert immediately and don't drink any public water till you know what's going on ...Read more
3 main causes : Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes. 1. Ovulation problems. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm problems - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 10-15%: Infertility occurs in about 10-15% of couples. We believe that normal fertility is about 20% per month and cumulatively 90% of couples succeed in a year. In 2 years over 99% of normal couples should be pregnant. It takes longer when you are older. We recommend that you see a specialist after 1 yr if female age <35 and after 6 months if older. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is a decline in sperm number and function as a man gets older. However, there are usually some sperm present throughout a man's life. There are higher rates of birth defects also after age 50. A swedish population study showed a young woman married to a young man has a higher chance for conception than a young woman married to an older man. ...Read more
Many Causes: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more
We wish we knew. : One reason rates appear higher than the traditional figure (15% of couples being 'infertile') is that more are delaying trying to conceive (ttc) till >35 years. However, that does not explain all cases. The typical medical causes are blocked fallopian tubes, poor ovulation response (hormonal, other factors), inadequate sperm production (number, form, motion). Follow for ways to enhance chances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for infertility?
Buyer beware: The grapevine and the internet are filled with remedies, herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you more fertile.' not one is proven: at best they don't work and at worst, could be dangerous. That said: a healthy diet, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: At age 44 many women are infertile due to having higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. This is a normal aging process in women. Males over 40 also have slightly higher rates of infertility due to age but age affects females much more. Other causes are blocked tubes, pcos, endometriosis and medical issues such as obesity and thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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