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Supplements: The body generally does not need supplements to produce hormones. The regulatory system of hormone regulation generally does not react well to artificial manipulation and often causes more harm than good if there is not a hormone deficiency. Hormone deficiencies are generally treated with synthetic versions of the hormones, not pro-hormones or supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Largely, almost all known antibiotics exerts no conclusive negtive impact on sperm count, motility, & shape although some concerns in nitrofurantoins, macrolides (notably Erythromycin), sulfa antibiotics, or sulfasalazine for IBD have been reported & discussed over decades-long experience. But, still remember: That is all we've known; behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know ...Read more
Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect motility. See http://www.Truestarhealth.Com/notes/1040005.Html ; http://www.Webmd.Com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20050309/sperm-swim-better-with-carnitine ; http://www.Alive.Com/articles/view/17772/6_ways_to_boost_male_fertility_naturally. ...Read more
No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?
Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more
I dought it!: There should be nothing's in a vitamin that would cause the problem. ...Read more
No: It won't hurt, but it certainly won't help either. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can take those together. If your sperm count has not improved after 3 months on Clomid (clomiphene) then I would see a urologist for an evaluation. Sometimes medications just do not work and you have to rely on medical techniques to improve your chances for conception. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF may be your best options. ...Read more
Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?
Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?
Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?
Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more