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Fibroid: What every woman must know

It is estimated that between 20-50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroid, although not all are diagnosed…..Typical symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual periods lasting more than a week, pelvic pressure or pain frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation and backache or leg pains……..The growth patterns of uterine fibroid vary –they may grow slowly or rapidly, or they may remain the same size. Some fibroid go through growth spurts, and some may shrink on their own…….Although uterine fibroid usually aren’t dangerous, they can cause discomfort and may lead to complications such as anemia from heavy blood loss.

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Five Lifestyle Changes to Improve Sperm Quality

Modern lifestyle has a lot to do with the count and motility of the sperm and with some alterations in habits the quality of sperm can be saved…………. The toxins in cigarettes are capable of causing a decline in sperm count, motility and density. Studies show that an average smoker’s sperm density will face a decline of 23% and sperm motility will go down 13%………… Anabolic Steroids use is a popular trend that can cost you. These male hormones suppress the testes’ability to produce testosterone, further decreasing the intratesticular testosterone level………..Folic acid is essential for normal sperm count and sperm concentration. And zinc takes care of the normal function of the prostate, which makes a portion of the seminal fluid. Molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are part of the semen are also regulated by these vitamins as their abnormal level scan results in significant damage to sperm…………

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Six Ways Diabetes Is Contributing To Your Infertility Struggle

Diabetes doesn’t directly cause infertility but it has negative impacts on male and female organs that makes pregnancy a goal that is difficult to accomplish…….It interferes with ovulation cycle and cause oligomenorrhea (irregular periods) or secondary amenorrhea (absent periods). Both these conditions can reduce the chances at pregnancy significantly………A diabetic woman is prone to premature menopause, also known as premature ovarian failure. In such cases, ovaries stop producing eggs and the woman hit menopause before she turns 40……..The chances of developing endometrial cancer is more common among women with type 2 diabetes and PCOS due to chronic anovulation………..A diabetic women’s body is not getting enough glucose due to low levels of insulin and this could significantly affect the growth of the foetus………….Diabetic men are likely to experience problems such as erectile dysfunction, retarded ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation…………..Several researches show that men with type 2 diabetes have low testosterone levels (hypogonadism).

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Tweak Your Lifestyle to Beat PCOS

Don’t lose hope yet. With some changes in the routine and consultation with a specialist, it is possible to curb PCOS……..A cardio routine can increase the insulin sensitivity of body, which will control the recurrent sugar cravings. This will have a positive impact on losing those extra pounds, especially belly fat. Brisk walking, jogging and cycling are some activities to start with……..Making the right choice regarding diet is essential for one fighting PCOS.

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Medical Tourism

India’s medical tourism is a field to soon have a big boom…….Indian medical tourism will be an industry worth 32.5 billion USD by 2019 and the expertise of Indian health practitioners plays an important role in this growth……A lot of people from Middle Eastern countries and Australia visit India for IVF treatments and high risk pregnancies…..“CIMAR Fertility Centre performs up to 1000 IVF cycles every year and the neonatology unit is known to be one of the best in India.” said Dr. Parasuram Gopinath.

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Obesity | Weight Management and Fertility

It is no secret that obesity is a hurdle for couple who is trying to conceive a baby. The fat cells cause excessive production of oestrogen and this will block production of other hormones such as LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) which triggers ovulation. Underweight men are more likely to have low sperm count which hinders pregnancy. A couple planning to have a baby should start working on their ideal BMI at the earliest.

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Pre-IVF Checklist

A woman’s body should have adequate nutrition and fluids for the success of IVF. However, a drastic change in diet is not advised after the IVF procedure. It is recommended to start a healthy diet few months before you start planning for pregnancy.

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Post-IVF Checklist

After the embryo implantation, you need to be at your absolute comfort zone. This positive environment will keep your hormones and other bodily functions normal which increases the chances of your embryo to have a normal development.

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Know your Ovulation Cycle

Most women are alien to the fact that there is a certain time period that comes with their best chance of getting pregnant. This time period is known as the ‘fertile window’ which lasts only three days in the life of an average couple. The fertile window is not limited to these 24 hours because unlike ovum/ egg, sperms can survive inside the female body for up to 72 hours (3 days).

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Age

What is the best age for women to get married is one of the most common questions we come across. Is there an ideal age for marriage???

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