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Doctor insights on: Relationship Between Nutrition And Reproductive Health

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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are the implications of masturbating almost daily on reproductive health and overall health?

What are the implications of masturbating almost daily on reproductive health and overall health?

None: No problems noted. When time comes to try for pregnancy, best timing is every other day.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are some of the implications of masturbating almost daily on male reproductive health and overall health?

None: It's normal, common, and healthy to masturbate almost daily, as you described.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Celia Dominguez
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