don’t get enough sleep you wake up tired, groggy, lacking concentrate
and less fertile, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology; men who have trouble sleeping are less fertile – physically.
Can temperature make that much of a difference to male fertility? Are
there things couples should be doing to help encourage a healthy, happy
climate for sperm so they will be more willing to engage in
Many of the same changes women should make prior to conceiving are
mirrored in suggestions for men. Taking a couple’s approach to
preconception health may make it easier to adopt lifestyle changes.
Sitting in traffic the other day, I noticed a large group of
construction workers standing around. Some held the Stop/Slow signs and
others were just standing there while a large truck was pouring hot
asphalt onto the ground.
You and your partner have finally decided to have a baby. Though you
might wish your little one would suddenly appear tomorrow, you still
have a long road ahead of you.
Not everything goes as planned when you’re trying to conceive. Your part of the whole process seems pretty straightforward - wait until the right time of the month when your partner is fertile, do the baby dance and you’re all done...right?
While you know in your mind that a medical issue that causes you fertility problems doesn’t reflect on your manhood, psychologically it can be a different story. It’s intimidating.
The average age at which couples are having children has been rising steadily for the past several decades. Since menopause eventually prevents conception and pregnancy, female fertility is typically the focus of this increase in parental age.
Researchers from the Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical
Sciences for Research in Toyama, Japan recently published a study on the
possible correlation between large nuclear vacuoles and male
A semen analysis is one of the most basic ways to evaluate
infertility in men. It gives the doctor information about your sperm
count and quality, and how well the sperm cells are able to move.
As a man's sperm production declines, so does the proportion of Y chromosome-bearing sperm. Thus, a man's reproductive potential may predict his ability to sire male offspring.
The rapid deterioration of sperm quality among fertile semen donors is alarming and may lead to cessation of sperm donation programs.
There is reason to believe semen contains a secret ingredient that promotes ovulation so the female body knows it’s time to get pregnant.
Fertility treatments are expensive with precise plans that must come
together during that time of optimal female fertility. At some point,
some men are required to go to a sperm collection center to donate sperm
for the infertility treatment.
Even though that burger or sausage flaming on the grill this weekend
looked and tasted amazing, you may have just pushed your fertility back a
few steps. Researchers have reported a connection between a high-fat
diet and lower sperm count.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get fit or conceive, the same
advice applies – you have to drink more water. Semen is a fluid so there
is inevitably a connection between semen and water intake, but how much
water should a man drink?
Experts say that infertility is on the rise. More men report problems
with fertility today than ever before, but what is behind reduced sperm
count, mobility, motility and other reproductive problems.
The first test many men undergo is a semen analysis. Semen analysis requires a semen sample, which is broken down and tested. You’ll probably see words like motility, mobility, morphology and count.
Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” Eating
unhealthy, high-fat, processed foods are not the best choice for overall
health and overall health has more of an impact on fertility than many
There are hundreds of reasons for male infertility. Some are medical in
nature and others are a result of an accident or extreme physical event
that occurred early in life. Male fertility can be associated with
prescription medications, genetics and age.
Men who usually rest their Wi-Fi laptops on their laps are much more
vulnerable to reduced sperm motility and degeneration of the sperm DNA
lowering the possibility of men to become fathers.
Researchers at the University of Twente
have developed a small chip to measure sperm health. The chip not only
measures the number of sperm, but how motile the sperm are in the body.
Alarmingly, the average sperm count for adult males has decreased by 50
percent since 1938 and is currently declining at a rate of 2 percent
each year, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.
Male infertility can be caused by a variety of problems. Find out tips on improviing sperm count and his fertility.
The Semen analysis or spermcount in an important part of an infertility evaluation. In fact, many doctors suggest to make the semenanalysis the very first infertility test.
The 3 major tests for infertility are: Checking for Ovulation, Checking his spermcount (spermanalysis), Checking tubal patency (Hysterosalpingogra or Laparoscopy)
Many people are surprised that in 50% of infertile couples both he and she have a problem. That's why Dr. Amos highly recommends that you and your partner see a doctor as soon as you decide to start a family.
Male masturbation refers to sexual stimulation of a man's own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm. Ejaculation usually takes place during male masturbation. When a couple is trying to get pregnant, the male who masturbates, however, may need to limit his masturbation and conserve the sperm stores for the fertilization of the egg.
Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant within a year (or 6 months for those 35 and over).
The essential infertility work-up and testing includes an assessment of his sperms, whether and when ovulation takes places, and if the fallopian tubes are open.