The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

In women who smoke, the adverse effects on fertility and pregnancy have been well-documented. The impact of male partners who smoke and pregnancy has not been studied as extensively, however. A recent study looked at pregnancy outcomes in women whose partner smoked during early pregnancy. These researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the […]

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Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation

Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]

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Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

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Sperm production in Western countries have decreased by 50% over the past 40 years. Reasons for this phenomenon have been largely unknown. A study published this week in the journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” revealed that libido, male hormone production (LH & Testosterone), and sperm production are negatively affected by common over […]

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Marijuana Risks to Fertility and Pregnancy

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Washington, DC along with 29 states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. The medical efficacy of marijuana and the primary psychoactive ingredient, THC is limited although, the other cannabinoid in marijuana, Cannabidol is medically approved for treating nausea especially in those having chemotherapy for cancer. However, the marijuana risks to fertility and pregnancy should be […]

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Exercise Improves Sperm Number And Quality

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A recent study published in the December 2016 journal Reproduction showed that moderate exercise improves sperm number and quality. By exercising three times a week sperm quality improved; the improvement with moderate exercise was even more then intense exercise regimens. Many men seen in my office ask how they can improve their sperm count and […]

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Fertility after Vasectomy

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Vasectomy is an elective surgical sterilization procedure involving removal or obstruction of a portion of the vas deferens preventing sperm from being transported from the testicles to the ejaculatory ducts. Approximately 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year in the United States and many more around the world. Due to change in circumstances about 5% or […]

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Exercise and Male Fertility: Did They Correct for Spandex?

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A study published in Human Reproduction (2014;29(11):2575-82) reported that higher levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity were associated with higher sperm concentrations among couples going through fertility treatments. Men in the highest category of outdoor activity (>1.5 hrs/wk) and weight lifting (>2 hrs/wk) had 42% and 25% higher sperm concentrations than men who did […]

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Enhance Sperm by Choosing Salmon Over Pepperoni

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A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition (2014;144(7):1091-8) suggested that eating fish instead of other meats was associated with better sperm parameters including count and morphology than seen in men who ate more red meats than fish. Another interesting finding in this study that was that men who consumed proportionally higher amounts of […]

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Window Into General Men’s Health

Window Into Men's Health

General health status, of both men and women, are closely correlated to fertility status. For instance, chronic health conditions and serious illness are associated with an attenuation in reproductive function. An abnormal semen analysis increases the incidence of testicular cancer when compared to men of comparable age with normal semen parameters. The converse may also […]

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Stopping Smoking Prior to Attempting to Conceive

Smoking and Fertility

As alluded to in an earlier blog, clearly there are both actions and inactions that affect the ability to conceive as well as the conceptus itself.  This particular blog centers on the ingestibles and inhalables involved with tobacco. Women who smoke or chew tobacco can face major problems conceiving. These delays and effects are secondary to […]

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