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Which foods boost fertility?

Which foods boost 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. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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Foods to help with fertility?

Foods to help with fertility?

Diverse foods: Complex carbohydrates, omega-3 fats and dha, and avoiding non-fat dairy are important dietary aids to fertility. Prenatal vitamins are a good idea. ...Read more

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What does high fertility mean?

What does high fertility mean?

>5 births per woman: Low, medium, and high fertility describes the average number of births to a woman in her lifetime (usually by country, race, or ethnicity). Some people use the numbers <2.5 births for low, 2.5-5 births for medium, and >5 births for high. The fertility rate of american-born women is <2 now, which means they are not having enough babies. Other industrialized western countries have similar problems. ...Read more

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How can one increase fertility?

How can one increase fertility?

See a Fertility MD: If you're ttc in your 40's see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md) to get both partners checked out and to increase your fertility. A semen analysis finds sperm problems in almost half of couples having difficulty conceiving. Choosing the right treatment depends on your age, egg supply (ovarian reserve) and whether or not your tubes are blocked or damaged. ...Read more

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How much do fertility drugs cost?

How much do fertility drugs cost?

Fertility Drugs Cost: Fertility drugs vary in cost from about $50/mo (clomid) to $4000/mo with injectables used for ivf or IUI cycles. Sometimes these drugs are covered by insurance and sometimes not. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my age be a fertility factor?

Can my age be a fertility factor?

Yes: Yes, age can be a major contributing factor to fertility. No two people are alike. Therefore we can only quote statistics such as pregnancy rates for women over the age of 40 y/o is 10% per cycle and miscarriage rates are 30-50%. However there are medications and treatments short of donor egg ivf to help improve your chances. All hope is not lost! ...Read more

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Does self fertility massage work?

Does self fertility massage work?

Reduces Stress...: There's no scientific evidence that massage improves fertility and increases pregnancy rates. But at least one study showed that the hands-on bodywork can dial down your anxiety level. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing stress through massage could — theoretically — improve your odds of conceiving. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more

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Are there fertility drugs for men?

Are there fertility drugs for men?

Yes: There are many fertility drugs and supplements that can be used in men. A thorough hormone evaluation and semen analysis can help a male fertility specialist provide treatment options. ...Read more

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Which foods may decrease fertility?

Which foods may decrease fertility?

Anti fertility foods: These foods may decrease fertility in sensitive individuals: soy, aloe juice, pomegranate, st john's wart, melatonin, and echinacea. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve fertility?

What can I do to improve fertility?

Many: If you are 46 y/o I would immediately seek the help of the reproductive endocrinologist to see whether if your ovarian reserve is compromise. Take a daily prenatal vitamin, maintain a normal healthy weight, and basically just take care of yourself. ...Read more

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How can you increase your fertility?

How can you increase your fertility?

See a Fertility MD: If ttc in your late 30's see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md) to get both partners checked out and to increase your fertility. A semen analysis finds sperm problems in almost half of couples having difficulty conceiving. Choosing the right treatment depends on your age, egg supply (ovarian reserve) and whether or not your tubes are blocked or damaged. ...Read more

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How can I improve my fertility? I'm 40

How can I improve my fertility? I'm 40

Healthy lifestyle: Don't smoke, limit alcohol to one drink per day or less, eat a high quality diet (mediterranean or other heart-healthy diet), exercise for fitness. Avoid any habit forming or recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Is there any fertility pills for men?

Is there any fertility pills for men?

Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - I would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more

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Where can I get tested for fertility?

Where can I get tested for fertility?

Your gender?: You do not give your gender: this is important. Males are tested with a semen analysis (sperm count) this can be ordered by any doctor at most commercial labs. Females should see an OBGyn or (preferably) a fertility specialist for evaluation, there are multiple tests to look at. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How can a man maximize his fertility?

How can a man maximize his fertility?

Be healthy: No smoking, limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per week, eat right, exercise, maintain normal body weight, and avoid high heat exposures. ...Read more

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What can I eat to help with fertility?

What can I eat to help with fertility?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, no tobacco, and moderate exercise all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' do not work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods increase chances of success. ...Read more

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What will a Fertility consult be like?

What will a Fertility consult be like?

Fertility Evaluation: We tailor the evaluation based on your history and also based on the resources you have available to help cover the cost of testing which can be expensive. After your history it will include an exam and/or ultrasound as well as blood testing. Please bring your husband, as he will need a semen analysis and blood testing as well. Any records from prior MD's will be quite helpful to avoid duplication ...Read more

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Whst is the fertility date of a women?

Whst is the fertility date of a women?

A: Woman's best fertility time is around ovulation. Measure your for several months every day your temperature. If your cycle is regular during ovulation your body temperature is higher. This should happen usually 10-12 days after your period. If you found the exact time of the ovulation that is the best time to consider conceiving, of course check with an obgyn1. ...Read more

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How do you know if your not fertility?

How do you know if your not fertility?

Complicated: This is not easy to answer just in 400 words. There are man reasons one can be infertile and can be endocrinological, anatomical, psychosocial, etc. It can also be your partner that is infertile. If you have been trying for 6-12 months and not become pregnant, then you may want to see an infertility doctor. ...Read more

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Is d&c procedure can affect fertility?

Is d&c procedure can affect fertility?

Not usually: Obviously this depends on the reason that there was a need for the d & c. Otherwise the endometrium should regrow and not affect your fertility, but the best person with whom to discuss this is your gynecologist. What did they tell you when they did the d & c? ...Read more

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What can double your fertility chances?

What can double your fertility chances?

IVF: Here is no natural way to double your chances of getting pregnant. Of course, you can improve your chances by timing of intercourse before ovulation, correcting any underlying medical problems, removal of endometriosis if you have it etc. If you want to get pregnant quickly than in vitro fertilization would be the quickest most successful route. ...Read more

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When is the right time of my fertility?

When is the right time of my fertility?

Ovulation timing: If you are talking about the best time to get pregnant...Then the optimal time for conception 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. ...Read more

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What is the latest age to get fertility?

What is the latest age to get fertility?

There is none: There is no age cut off for fertility. As long as you ovulate, you can get pregnant. Now, if you mean safe pregnancy (less chance of birth defects), the older you are, the higher the risk. Anytime >30, the risk starts rising faster. ...Read more

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What is major threat to fertility at 35?

Egg quality: Fertility decreases progressively with age in women and, in general, falls faster after age 35 than in youger women, primarily because of a decrease in the number and quality of the egg supply. In addition, other disorders that can adversely affect fertility, such as uterine fibroids, are more common in older than in younger women. ...Read more

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What medications lower fertility in men?

What medications lower fertility in men?

Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more

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When can one first test their fertility?

After puberty: Reproduction is complex and is related to both female and male factors. Female factors primarily focus on age, ovarian function, endocrine hormones, uterine anatomy and status, fallopian tube anatomy and status, coital issues, cervical factors, and ultimately pelvic factors such as endometriosis. Male evaluation is critical in knowing where you stand. Best to see a reproductive physician. ...Read more

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Possible causes of unexplained fertility?

Unexplained: If a full infertility evaluation is performed (semen analysis, tubal evaluation, ovarian testing), and all is normal, then unexplained diagnosis is given. Laparoscopic evaluation of pelvis may be performed at this point to search for potential causes of infertility such as endometriosis. At age 45, even if all testing is normal, infertility can be explained by ovarian aging and lower egg quality. ...Read more

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How does overall health affect fertility?

How does overall health affect fertility?

Influences: Overall good health is obviously good for fertility, this is optimum weight, no smoking, minimal alcohol, wholesome nutritious diet, regular physical activity, balanced mental health, minimal or no prescription or over the counter medications, I guess you get the point. Best Wishes ...Read more

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