Category: Reproductive health

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Stress and Infertility

Infertility is often described as the most stressful event in the life of most infertile couples. Psychological stress can reduce female reproductive performance in various ways, with implications related to the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Assisted human reproduction procedures are stressful because of daily hormone injections, blood tests, surgical and laparoscopic interventions, but also because...

dangers of alcohol and reproductive health

The effects of alcohol consumption on reproductive health

Regarding the effects of alcohol on reproductive health, numerous studies demonstrate its teratogen properties (alcohol generates fetal birth defects) and its contribution to low fertility. The processes by which alcohol may affect conception include an increase in estrogen, which will reduce FSH secretion, suppressing thus folliculogenesis (follicle formation) and ovulation. Also, alcohol can have an effect...

infertility article

The Influence of Lifestyle on Health Reproductive

Lifestyle behaviors are changeable circumstances and may be an important determinant of infertility. Fertility is the ability to conceive a child, while biological fecundity of a woman represents her reproductive ability which is based on the monthly probability of conceiving a child. Clinical infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of...

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Important Nutrients for Fertility

While all nutrients are important for health, there are some that have been specifically shown to have a direct impact on fertility. Below is a list of these nutrients and the foods you can find them in. Micronutrients Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals for Fertility Folic Acid: Perhaps one of the best known vitamins necessary for pregnancy...