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’.
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 ?
According to new research, marijuana might damage sperm in more than one way. Not only can marijuana affect the size, shape and quality of men’s sperm (those parameters they measure on a semen analysis), but it can also impact the way they swim.
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This week, the pharmacy retailer Boots in Britain stocked its shelves with a revolutionary fertility product – fertility testing kits for men!
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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.