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Category: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is OHSS and How to Minimize the Risk

Fertility treatment is an answer to the prayers, hopes and dreams of many couples and individuals experiencing infertility. IUI, IVF and cryopreservation of your eggs all involve ovarian stimulation. When your physician provides medication to encourage your ovaries to produce mature eggs it’s known as ovarian stimulation. While these treatments are highly successful, they are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Late Miscarriage: What Are the Causes?

Miscarriage is a difficult, yet common (1 in 4) occurrence in early pregnancy. Early miscarriage usually happens due to fetal or embryo abnormalities, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to certain toxic substances or medications the mother took prior to realizing she was pregnant. Early miscarriage is the term which describes loss of pregnancy prior to […]

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Common Signs of PCOS and Why There Is Still Hope

young woman with pain leaning on the bed at home.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a health problem that afflicts 1 in 10 women in the United States. PCOS creates a hormone imbalance and an imbalance in your metabolism. This can affect many facets of your health including your fertility. PCOS is treatable and although women can be diagnosed any time after puberty, most […]

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Obesity

Approximately one-third of American adults are obese and 62% of American women are either overweight or obese. More than 15% of the US population face increased health risks because of obesity. These include hypertension, dyslipidemia (high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides), type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease osteoarthritis, sleep apnea […]

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Clomid Challenge Test

In order to evaluate ovarian function or ovarian reserve, clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT) has been used in fertility practice over the years. CCCT can better predict individual response to ovarian stimulation compared to FSH test alone and may be used to help determine the treatment protocol. In controlled ovarian stimulation cycles, this test can […]

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