Make Male Fertility a Focus of Men’s Health Week
It’s time for Men’s Health Week 2013
Men’s Health Week 2013 (NMHW), June 10-16. It promotes healthy habits in men. The week also raises awareness about actions you can take now to prevent health problems down the road.
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Infertility is of particular concern. Texas Fertility Center’s founding partner,
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Coenzyme Q 10 and Female Fertility
The link between coenzyme Q 10 and female fertility
There may be a link between coenzyme Q 10 and female fertility. Coenzyme Q 10, aka Co Q 10, but also known as ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound that naturally occurs in most cells of the body, primarily in the mitochondria. Co Q 10 helps the basic function of cells and is the source of energy for the mitochondria.
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Endometrial Polyps and Infertility
Endometrial polyps and infertility
Did you check the box “bleeding between periods” or “irregular menstrual periods” on your health history form? If so, your obgyn or fertility doctor may suspect a number of causes, including endometrial polyps and infertility. These overgrowths on the inside lining (endometrium) of the uterine wall are common and usually benign.
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Why Should A Woman Having Trouble Conceiving Consider Having A Laparoscopy?
The basic evaluation for couples struggling to become pregnant includes a semen analysis, blood tests to evaluate ovarian function, a hysterosalpingogram and a pelvic sonogram to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes. It is not uncommon for couples to undergo this basic evaluation for infertility and find that all of their tests are normal. At that point,
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Prenatal Vitamins – More Important Than You Think
The facts about prenatal vitamins
Any woman of reproductive age who is sexually active and not using a contraceptive should be talking prenatal vitamins with folic acid. Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, and folate are essential for numerous bodily functions. The human body needs folate to synthesize and repair DNA. It is also very important for cell growth,
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Male Fertility Problems – Guys and Sperm
Exploring male fertility problems
When evaluating couples who are having difficulty conceiving, it is not uncommon to find that the male partner may have an abnormal semen analysis. In fact, 40% of the causes of infertility are due to the male. It is very important to take a medical history from the man in the initial appointment.
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A Baby After Tubal Ligation?
It is not uncommon for a woman to want to have another baby after tubal ligation
There are many reasons women seek a reversal of their sterilization procedure. In some situations patients have undergone the sterilization procedure and later divorced. When she finds another partner, she may want to have a baby with him. Occasionally,
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Male Smokers and Fertility
What to know about male smokers and fertility
There is a clear link between male smokers and fertility issues. Our Austin fertility doctors explain more.
What we know about smoking and a woman’s fertility
Before diving into the link between male smokers and fertility issues, we’ll look at the ladies. Smoking is detrimental to ovarian function and female fertility.
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Just Relax To Conceive
Should you just relax to conceive?
How many times have couples who are struggling to become pregnant been told to go home and relax to conceive? The implication is that self-induced stress is the reason for not conceiving. Therefore, one would assume that if a couple lowered their stress, then their chance of conceiving would increase.
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Do You Need to Undergo a Laparoscopy?
Do you need to undergo a laparoscopy?
In general, couples who have had trouble conceiving for 6-12 months should undergo a basic infertility evaluation. The tests include a semen analysis, an evaluation for ovarian function, having a pelvic sonogram, and a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The final diagnostic test is a laparoscopy. However, this procedure is not always necessary.
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Lowering the Risk of Multiple Pregnancies
How we’re lowering the risk of multiple pregnancies
It is not unusual for a couple struggling to become pregnant to hope for twins. This is especially true if the couple has not had children. It is important to realize that it is safer for the mother and her baby to have a singleton pregnancy. That’s why we work to work the risk of multiple pregnancies.
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Clomid or Femara: Which One Is Better?
Clomid or Femara?
Women often ask our doctors whether they need Clomid or Femara. Our Austin fertility center is here to answer this important question.
All about Clomid
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene) is an oral medication that doctors have used to induce ovulation for almost 40 years. Commonly, doctors combine intrauterine insemination (IUI) with this medication.
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