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What Can You Take To Increase Fertility
Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly Clomid (clomiphene): See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get tested for ovarian reserve (egg supply) with a sonogram and blood tests, checked for hormonal problems, and a hsg test for blocked tubes, fibroids or polyps. Your partner needs a semen analysis - we find sperm issues 40-50% of the time. Medicines like Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole may help depending on your diagnosis, but there's a chance of twins. ...Read more
No Specific Age: There is no specific age. Most women are at least 18 years old but i suppose in certain circumstances a younger women could take medicines (for instance to freeze eggs before cancer treatment). Many women in their early 20's up to late 40's take medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are a number..: ..of tips. Have lots of sex..about 3 times a week to optimize catching you at ovulation. Go ahead and use ovulation predicting tests or take your temperature; learn about and track your cervical mucus. Sex every other day when ovulating. Maybe lie still for 15 min after intercourse. Get to a healthy weight. Eat healthy, don't overdo exercise. DE-STRESS:) Get a pre-conception check-up; STOP SMOKING ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on meds: The disease itself should have no impact on sperm count or function, but several medications used for crohns have been found to decrease count and morphology of sperm. (which means less fertile.) talk wtih your doctor and then have a sperm count done at a reputable lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look for cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can be helpful. Meds like viagra, cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, or stendra can work. ...Read more
I wanted to know when you chew gum for a minute does your speed increase or decrease and how can you tell?
Folic acid!: Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily by mouth to prevent up to 95% of fetal neural tube defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, encephaloceles) and up to 75% of fetal cardiac defects (vsds, tetralogy of fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, etc), while preventing preterm birth by up to 40% (see bukowski r et al from faster trial consortium on new england of medicine)! ...Read more
How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?
No: The answer is 'no.' like fad diets, the grapevine and the internet are filled with remedies, herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you more fertile.' none are validated: at best they don't work and at worst, dangerous. That said: a healthy diet, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If you are normally sexually active by yourself or with someone special, erections will become fewer and there's less chance of embarrassment. If alone, think about that special person in your future. If someone has made you feel guilty about this natural phenomenon or the thoughts that go with them, then talk to someone with common sense rather than someone who's trying to frighten u. Love wisely. ...Read more
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