Can Testosterone Use Affect My Sperm?
Testosterone is a necessary hormone for male development. Although women do produce testosterone in smaller amounts it is essential to the development of growth and physical characteristics in men. Testosterone is responsible for growth and development of: Facial hair Pubic hair Bone and muscle mass Sex drive Vocal development/deep voice Mood Quality of life […]
Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients and What Insurance Covers
Cancer treatment greatly reduces a person’s ability to have biological children in many cases. Certain types of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery interfere with the reproductive system often in irreparable ways, rendering the patient infertile. The term describing this type of infertility is iatrogenic. Most patients who suffer iatrogenic infertility are able to anticipate the […]
Does Being Underweight Affect Fertility
Infertility impacts around ten percent of the population in the US. There are myriad reasons why those of childbearing age experience difficulties becoming pregnant. Both female factor infertility and male factor infertility stem from many different conditions and sometimes both partners contribute to infertility. Even more frustrating? A diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Sometimes your fertility […]
Does Being Obese Interfere with Fertility?
Obesity is a major health concern in the U.S. The obesity rate for Americans ages 15 and over is a staggering 42.4%. Researchers predict that number will creep past 50% in the next decade. And with it any related and potentially life-limiting conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. You already know the list […]
Are There Herbs to Naturally Support My Fertility Treatment?
In the last few decades the traditional western approach to medicine combined with naturopathic medicine proved to be successful in treating many conditions. Naturopathic medicine uses natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, acupuncture and nutrition as a means of helping the body heal itself. But what are the benefits of herbal supplements to fertility? And […]
Can Stress Really Affect My Fertility?
If you’re trying to conceive without success, it’s almost a guarantee somewhere along your journey some well-meaning soul advised you to “just relax and it will happen.” Well, don’t be so quick to dismiss their advice. According to a few recent studies, there is some connection between stress and fertility. It’s difficult to assess the […]
How Acupuncture Complements Your Fertility Treatment
When it comes to assisted reproductive technology (ART) doctors and researchers strive to come up with new, innovative and successful techniques to support treatment such as IVF. The goal is to improve your chances for a positive outcome and help you achieve your dream of growing your family. Modern medicine is chock-full of treatments for […]
My Sister Has Infertility, Am I At Risk?
Infertility is a personal crisis, typically between a committed couple who are trying to conceive without success. They follow the course and have all the tests and get to the bottom of their inability to conceive. The specialist then comes up with the treatment best suited for the patient and their partner. The Common […]
Family History of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a painful condition suffered by more than six and a half million women of menstruating age in the United States. Endometriosis happens when tissue that is similar to the endometrium or lining of the uterus is found outside of the uterus, often attached to other organs. Displaced endometrium-like tissue tends to attach to […]
Could My Male Factor Infertility be Genetic?
Trying to conceive is a lot harder than it seems sometimes. Although the human race continues, it’s surprising how many things have to go right in order to become pregnant. One of the roadblocks to conception is male factor infertility. When your male partner’s sperm count is low, motility is off or there’s something not […]