Fertility

  We are committed to helping each couple optimize their chances for pregnancy in each cycle of  treatment. It is well understood that treatment of infertility can be both costly and stressful emotionally. Trying to decrease or ease the stresses associated with treatment of infertility before starting ovarian stimulation has been shown to improve the chances of getting pregnant. Additionally, studies have shown that certain environmental exposures and lifestyle habits may affect fertility. To improve the chances for pregnancy, we recommend the following.

Male Partner:

  • Heat is damaging to sperm. The temperature of the testes should be 2c less than the body temperature. Wash the testicles in cold water 2-3 times daily.
  • Loose fitting pants and boxer shorts may be beneficial if you work or exercise in a warm environment, or if you sit for prolonged periods. Avoid nylon or wool underwear and use cotton underwear.
  • Avoid drinking more than one alcoholic beverage /day. increase alcohol consumption decreases male fertility .it also affects the sexual performance of the man . ( through affecting androgen level ).
  • Smoking decreases male fertility and may lower the number of egg's capability to be fertilized. Smokers should try to quit smoking. if possible. If it is not, try at least to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked.
  • Decrease frequency of intercourse for long periods results in increasing the number of old sperms in the semen. Consequently, decreasing the number of sperms capable of fertilization. We advise having intercourse every three
    days at least.
  • When a man is affected by a disease, however, simple such as tonsillitis, it could result in lowering his sperm count, consequently, his sperm's ability to fertilize. Semen tests should be repeated in such cases.
  •  Infections affecting the genitals can decrease count of the sperms, for example, Epididymitisor the Vas deferens could cause its blockage. Testicular infection ( orchitis ) results in the same outcome.
    If you have even mild symptoms, consult your doctor.
  • Some medicines affect the production of sperms and reduce the sperm count. Consult your doctor if you are taking any medication .
  • Avoidance of  chemicals  produced by factories and decrease exposure to them.
  • Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy affect's sperm production. Consult your doctor.
  • If you are using any medicine or herbs, please inform your doctor as it may interact with what the doctor prescribed for you .Ovarian cysts can cause a lot of discomfort. In some cases, they can even lead to infertility in women. Complications such as the twisting of the ovaries and ovarian cyst rupture can sometimes cause death. However, this occurs rarely. In most cases, cysts on ovaries and the resulting symptoms can be easily managed.

It is important for you to understand that in most cases, cysts on ovaries usually disappear with time. This is so especially if a woman is leading a healthy lifestyle. It is therefore usually advisable for women who have cysts on ovaries to watch the progress of the cysts. This is so especially in cases where a woman is experiencing no ovarian cyst symptoms. In such cases, there is no need to seek treatment especially if there is no sign of the cysts growing. You should however go for frequent medical examinations to keep a proper track of their growth rate.

Warm baths have been found to be effective in curing some of the symptoms of ovarian cysts. This is so especially in cases where a woman experiences pelvic and abdominal pain. This is an effective way of managing cysts on ovaries because the warm water usually increases the blood flow in the reproductive system and thus reducing irritation that may result from the cysts. Placing a warm water bottle on your abdomen will also be effective in relieving pain from ovarian cysts.

A simple way of managing cysts on ovaries is to avoid foods that increase the level of irritation of the cysts. Studies show that most women usually experience an increase in the severity of the symptoms of ovarian cysts when they take drinks and foods that contain a lot of caffeine. It is therefore advisable for you keep away from drinks that contain caffeine. You should also minimize the intake of alcohol as this may not only make your condition worse, but may also damage your liver. There are also foods that enhance the growth of cysts on ovaries and thus such foods should be avoided.

Drinking fresh water has always been part of a healthy lifestyle. It can also be useful in helping you to not only manage the symptoms of ovarian cysts but to also eliminate them. This is so mainly because water usually plays a central role in helping the body to get rid of toxins. Increasing your water intake will thus help you to manage the effects of cysts on ovaries more effectively.

If sex is the core of all marital relationships, then it is sex drive or libido that is the primary ingredient of all sexual relationships. A fall or decline in libido is commonly seen in women after a particular age. This leads further into serious sexual desire disorders. This problem is seldom seen in men, who, on the other hand, are more worried about erectile dysfunction. Though there are no solid theories that bring out the causes for the decline or fall in female libido, there are quite a few general circumstances that can lead to such a loss.

One such cause is hormonal imbalances or abnormalities. The lack of hormones like luteinizing hormones often makes women less inclined to have sex. It is also quite evident that whenever women have a vaginal infection, urinary tract infection, or some similar discomfort with their sex organs or genital areas, they shy away from having sexual intercourse because of the pain that they have to suffer. Women also face a decline in their libido during the time span immediately following delivery. The loss of desire makes women more and more frustrated and depressed. Ultimately, they end up having no desire for sex at all, and abstain from intercourse for the rest of their lives. In fact, any serious disease, like cancer, or chronic ailment is enough to set off this span of having no desire for sex. Infertility is also a typical condition that spurs the lack of desire for sex in women.

When women approach doctors to treat their libido loss, most often they are advised that stress is the culprit, and are given medicines to combat their stress and depression. Rather than being the cause, stress, depression, and frustration are the results of women's lack of desire. The antidepressants that are prescribed in such cases only aggravate the condition, in most cases. The treatment should be focused on finding out which of the aforesaid causes or similar ones trigger the problem in women and giving apt medication or therapies. For example, if the issue is due to the vaginal infections, the right medication to cure the same is enough to light the spark again. If the root cause is hormonal imbalance, there are hormonal therapies that can assist in boosting female libido. Such therapies involve the use of the male hormones, namely, dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone, because these are already found in women in smaller quantities than in men and are needed to increase energy levels. The fatigue that decreases sex drive in women can be thus solved.

Since stress is usually the result of all female libido issues, therapies like yoga and massages prove to have long-lasting effect. A peaceful routine of meditation and periodic massages can truly take even the most stressed individual on a positive journey back into full bloom. Having a peaceful sleep and a proper diet are also mandatory for any issue related to stress, and therefore, most important to boost female libido.