10 Symptoms of Infertility
According to studies by the NIH, 15-20% of couples in the US experience infertility. It’s usually linked to a variety of factors, female factor, male factor, a combination, or unknown reasons. While the diagnosis of infertility is frustrating, today’s assisted reproductive technology offers hope. The signs and symptoms experienced by some couples are most often […]
7 Ways to Boost Male Fertility
According to statistics published by the Office on Women’s Health, about 6 million, or 10%, of the female population of childbearing age, experience infertility. However, infertility is not just a “woman thing”. About a third of all diagnoses of infertility are male factor. That means the male partner experiences issues with sperm health, due to […]
What is Azoospermia and What Can I Do About It?
Infertility is a difficult diagnosis but for those dealing with compromised fertility, you aren’t alone. According to infertility statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women of childbearing years experience difficulty conceiving after one year of trying. Of all infertility cases worldwide male factor infertility accounts for up to 50%. The causes […]
What Causes Male Factor Infertility and What Can We Do?
When a couple tries to conceive without success finding a reason is critical. The focus at that point typically shifts to the woman’s fertility. Is she ovulating? Might she have endometriosis? PCOS? What about her age? These are all very valid concerns when a couple has trouble conceiving. If a couple is trying to conceive […]
8 Warning Signs You Could Be Suffering from Fertility Issues
Most people don’t consider fertility until they want to start a family. Suddenly what seemed easy is a challenge. Month after month, to no avail, you schedule intercourse around the ideal time for conception and then your period arrives right on time and you sigh in frustration. Sound familiar? According to The National Infertility Association […]
Low Sperm Count and Treatment Options
Infertility is the condition whereby a man and woman are unable to conceive naturally. In the US infertility affects 13% of couples with one third attributed to male factor infertility. Without the intervention of a fertility specialist, there is a very low likelihood of conception. Male factor infertility means a man is unable to impregnate […]
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 […]
Severe Male Factor Infertility: What Are Your Options?
Anticipating the growth of your family is exciting but trying to conceive without success is a frustrating experience. After one year of consistent intercourse (six months for women over 35) and no pregnancy, it’s probably time to check both partners’ fertility. Infertility impacts about 15% of couples of reproductive age. Your fertility can be compromised […]
Sperm Testing Questions Answered
When a couple is trying to conceive (6 months or longer of intercourse without birth control + female age over 35) but not having any success it’s time to get tested. Both partners must be tested as infertility can be a combination of male and female factors. For women, depending in the symptoms, there are […]
Does Ibuprofen Really Affect Male Fertility
Over-the-counter pain relievers are of great benefit to many individuals. They are typically non-habit forming, work well to relieve common aches and pains and reduce fever. Headaches, menstrual cramps, pulled muscles and back pain can all be made easier by taking this non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen (200-400 mg every […]