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Proviron And 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
See urologist: Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm.
Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control.See 1 more doctor answer
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception (fertility) is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to when you actually ovulate and have intercourse every other day for a total of five times to help ensure sperm are there when you ovulate.
Age, smoking. ..: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy.