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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Infertility In Women

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

Balanced diet..: Low in sugars and bad fats. High in protein. Plenty of colored veggies. Low salt. High calcium. Taking a good multivitamin and drinking water important! ...Read more

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Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Depends: If symptomatic with hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, vaginal dryness, etc., maybe. The whi panel has not yet concluded as to what age the risks of estrogen replacement therapy exceed the benefits and should be discontinued. The mid 60's is a non--empiric time to start weaning ert patients off estrogen until a research study proves otherwise. ...Read more

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What's testosterone used for in women?

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What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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Why are there so many men doctors in the women's health section?

Why are there so many men doctors in the women's health section?

More men: Most of this is due to the fact that there are just more male physicians. In 1975 women only made up 20% of doctors. Now there are graduating about 50% women from medical schools. Check out (goo.Gl/agnpy) for a pdf with a better explanation including trends. Best way to fix this is to encourage young women to apply for these positions. Also check out #missrep on twitter for updated info. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for infertility for both men and women?

What is the best diet for infertility for both men and women?

My guess!: No specific diet has been matched against another and published in a refereed medical or scientific publication. However, Insulin resistance is negated by a low carb diet. Insulin resistance increases with obesity (apple type) and causes metabolic syndrome. This in turn potentiates polycystic ovarian syndrome. Adiposity increases estrogen in men and decreases testosterone. Protein, veggies, water! ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Iron: Iron decency can contribute to hair loss. In addition to other blood tests iron and iron binding capacity should be measured in menstruating women. If low, iron replacement can help slow or stop hair loss. ...Read more

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Is taking testerone good for womens sex drive in their 40's?

Is taking testerone good for womens sex drive in their 40's?

Yes, but............: In the us, only formulations of conjugated estrogen with Methyltestosterone are available. My personal studies suggest that some women will experience an atherogenic profile taking these. Doctors can have dermal gels or ointments compounded that are inexpensive and these, if monitored, can be used safely. It is important to measure pre- and post- levels in a female to see if they are needed! ...Read more

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Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Same: Pcos will have the same effects in any woman at any age. Use diet, exercise and weight loss. Talk to your doctor about metformin, which can help normalize menses and may restore fertility in many women. ...Read more

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Are progesterone creams safe to take for a luteal phase defect in women with pcos??

Are progesterone creams safe to take for a luteal phase defect in women with pcos??

If prescribed: Progesterone creams may be used if prescribed by your doctor for a specific medical condition. If so they should be used exactly as directed. ...Read more

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What medicines treat infertility in women?

What medicines treat infertility in women?

Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...Read more

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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...Read more

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What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

Physically --: --breast exams, pap smears, hemoglobin, cholesterol, weight; but psychosocial evaluations are very important: depression, chronic fatigue, body image disorders, and eating disorders are common in high-achieving young women, and they are not immune to intimate partner violence as well. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

High risk: A women who looses multiple pregnancies is high risk in her next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Having a menstrual: Period is not necessarily beneficial or a negative in dengue fever. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of infertility in women?

What are symtoms of infertility in women?

Various: Infertility means not getting pregnant within 1 year of trying to concieve. If a woman has irregular periods, pelvic pain, or other medical problems, it can be wise to get some medical evaluation sooner. ...Read more

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