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Does your diet affect reproductive health?

Does your diet affect reproductive health?

It can: Every woman has a critical height-weight ratio and when you cross it, it can cause you to have irregular cycles and possibly not ovulate. On the other hand, a bad diet may not cause you not to ovulate but is unhealthy and if you are thinking about getting pregnant, developing good eating habits will be important to you and the baby. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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How can you proactively take care of your sexual reproductive health?

How can you proactively take care of your sexual reproductive health?

Use contraception: Know your partner, avoid multiple sexual partners, male should use condom. Urinate a few minutes after intercourse -- prevents bladder infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that excessive use of vitamin tablets is bad for a man's reproductive health?

Is it true that excessive use of vitamin tablets is bad for a man's reproductive health?

Probably: Excessive use of pretty much anything is bad for you

some people feel that if one multi vit / day is good then 2 or 3 or more is better this is not true
probably the main reason would be possible vit a overdose
not just bad for reproductive health but health in general. ...Read more

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How can I protect my reproductive health?

How can I protect my reproductive health?

Avoid toxic habits: The most important thing is to not smoke. Other things to avoid include excessive alcohol and caffeine. Start a prenatal vitamin 3 months prior to the time you want to conceive to reduce the risk of neural tube defects. ...Read more

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What are some reproductive health issues that are important?

What are some reproductive health issues that are important?

? meaning of quest.: All reproductive issues are important. Tubal issues, ovulation issues, and male factor issues. We promote to patients that in todays high carbohydrate nutrition environment, all women are suffering the nutritional effect that decreases ovulation effectiveness. The stress from exercise are also negative influences on ovulation. ...Read more

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How can working for political change help womens reproductive health?

Health=politics: Right now, women's reproductive health is seriously threatened by a group of mostly male politicians who think that they should not only limit availability of women's health services, but even control women's bodies and doctors' practices. The best example is requiring doctors to do vaginal ultrasounds before abortions. Getting these people out of office is a worthy goal. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you have a reproductive health problem?

Don't delay: See you Gyn doctor soon. Most things can be treated quickly before it causes permanent damage -- especially infections. ...Read more

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How does sex without orgasm affect reproductive health?

How does sex without orgasm affect reproductive health?

It won't for women: Orgasm of the female is not necessary for conception. Some people think that during the female orgasm, the cervix may "dip down" into the pool of secretions at the back of the vagina, but this won't help much even if it happens unless the male has already ejaculated. Even so, if not having an orgasm is a problem for you, you can be treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can being out of shape affect your reproductive health?

Can being out of shape affect your reproductive health?

Yes: Not being your ideal weight will reduce the ability to conceive. Usually if one is overweight, ovulation issues can become a problem. ...Read more

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What are the current reproductive health challenges in africa?

What are the current reproductive health challenges in africa?

Africa: My votes would be, in no particular order: rampant HIV infection throughout africa, lack of access to female contraception allowing women control over family size, and lack of availability/cost/cultural barriers to prenatal care for pregnant women. ...Read more

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Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

It may: Your typical adolescent may engage in sexual activities that can lead to STI's.Some of these can be asymptomatic during their infectious process and without early recognition and treatment may cause permanent damage to the Fallopian tubes. If so, the girl is at later risk of a dangerous tubal pregnancy or infertility. ...Read more

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Can I take pregnitude while on birthcontrol to improve my reproductive health?

You can: Take it. Be aware that in spite of the glowing claims made on the website, Pregnitude has not been shown to improve any measure of reproductive health, it's just marketing. Good wishes. ...Read more

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If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that affect your reproductive health as an adult?

If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that affect your reproductive health as an adult?

It shouldn't: Depending on the cause, there shouldn't be any impact. Only mccune albright syndrome requiring ovarian surgery in some for cysts might have some effect. ...Read more

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Dr my age is 24 and I am diabetic what precautions do I take for my sexual and reproductive health?

Plan pregnancies: Tight glucose control prior to pregnancy and during pregnancy leads to much healthier outcomes. If you have unplanned pregnancy with uncontrolled diabetes, there is risk of miscarriage and severe birth defects. use a reliable method of birth control and plan pregnancies. ...Read more

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Dr I am male 24 age and diabetic what precautions I should take for sexual and reproductive health?

Dr I am male 24 age and diabetic what precautions I should take for sexual and reproductive health?

Control diabetes: Keep your diabetes under the best control, avoid smoking, consume alcohol only occasionally and in small amounts, avoid obesity and hypertension, exercise regularly, use sexual health precautions to avoid sexually transmitted diseases, use a balanced natural healthy diet, I guess you get the point. ...Read more

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What is reproductive health?

Avoiding risky: Behaviors, using contraception, avoiding infections, no smoking/drugs. ...Read more

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What is adolescent reproductive health?

Comprehensive health: Adolescents require: information including comprehensive sex education;
access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services, including condoms, other means of contraception as appropriate intervention for treating sexually transmitted diseases and safe and supportive environments free from exploitation and abuse. ...Read more

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What are the primary components of reproductive health?

Maintaining your: fertility -- by avoid behaviors that increase risk of infections. Also being aware of ovulatory function. If your cycles are irregular, seek help early. Age is also critical -- fertility significantly declines in mid 30s and onward. ...Read more

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How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

Avoid STDs: Main thing is to use proper protection (condoms) to avoid infections. Also, avoid testosterone supplements which can shut down your sperm production. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

? ? too vague??: When you submit a question to this site, please be specific. This is not a chat room & our responses are limited to 400 characters. Your submissions are never linked, nor can we see anything you may have uploaded. If you can narrow your question to a specific issue & submit it, there are many on the site who may be able to help. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of liberal reproductive health programs?

What are the disadvantages of liberal reproductive health programs?

Loss of flexibility: Don't know exactly what your? Relates to but could be related to mandatory states insurance coverage for infertility. What happens is that pushes more patients to ivf crowding clinics. Instead of 200 patients we now see 2000 cycles per clinic. This creates impersonal care. Other thoughts would address liberal clinic policy for women to have access to contraceptives etc. No disadvantage. ...Read more

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How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

No surprise: Are you surprised if I say they all affect reproductive health in a bad way. Mild or even moderate alcohol use may have a negligible effect, but tobacco and marijuana are definitely harmful: the more you use, the worse the problem. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

Dr. Celia Dominguez
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Reproductive Health (Definition)

Reproductive health is a branch of medicine that is concerned with the promotion of safe sexual intercourse practices and the ability ...Read more