Male Infertility

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Everything you need to know about improving your sperm prior to an IVF cycle.

So you are planning to do an IVF cycle. Once you have made that decision, there are a lot of things you can do to improve your chances of having a healthy, happy baby at end of it all.  Today, I will focus on improving your sperm.

There is a myth out there that once you decide to do IVF, the emphasis on the sperm decreases since there is no longer a need for the sperm to do any ‘swimming’.

Man Up for Male Fertility

This is such a common issue; men are generally over looked and under treated for couples during infertility treatments. The facts are strong that male factor infertility affects 40% of couples trying to conceive!  If this is the case why do I see so few male patients seeking treatment ?

Not Such A Sweet Deal For Your Sperm

If I told you that one change could increase your sperm motility by ten percent, would you do it? We all know the negative effects of smoking on male fertility and female fertility, but more and more research is pointing towards the evils of sugar!  A study of almost 200 men showed a direct correlation with sperm motility and sugar sweetened beverages.  Men who consumed more than 1.3 servings a day had a 9.8 percent decrease in sperm motility compared to men who rarely drank sweetened beverages. 

Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility

A group of infertile men who had pathological semen analyses, according to WHO criteria, were treated with acupuncture twice a week for five weeks. A statistically significant increase after acupuncture in the percentage and number of sperm with no structural defects was demonstrated compared to the control group of patients who received no treatment. They concluded that male infertility patients could benefit from having acupuncture. A general improvement of sperm quality, specifically in the ultrastructural integrity of spermatozoa, was seen after acupuncture.


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