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Dr. Moraj Kar Ravindranath Bhav

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Moraj Kar Ravindranath Bhav Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Moraj Kar Ravindranath Bhav is a popular Endocrinologist in Borivali West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Shree Guru Mauli Clinic in Borivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Moraj Kar Ravindranath Bhav on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old. Height is 5.6 and Weight is 90 kgs. I am a working lady with 9-6.30 job timings. I have Thyroid problem since last 5 years. Also I have deficiency in Vitamin D. I have recently joined Zumba/Aerobics classes for 1-1.5 hours each day (in evenings). Please suggest me the diet I should follow to loose weight. Do I need to involve in any other kind of fitness activity? Will I be able to achieve my ideal weight through Zumba and Diet?

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old. Height is 5.6 and Weight is 90 kgs. I am a working lady with 9-6.30 job timings. I h...
I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. But you need calorie adjustment to lose weight It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements. Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya ,nugget, chunk,tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres .Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips,pickles, sauces as they contain  large amount of sodium .Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption. Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. Share thyroid and vitamin D reports. Zumba/ high energy cardio can help you lose weight. Hope this helps
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Diabetes runs in my husband's family. I want to prevent him from this disease as long as I can. Is there some thing I can do to keep his sugar in check.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Diabetes runs in my husband's family. I want to prevent him from this disease as long as I can. Is there some thing I...
Yes, Daily exercise of 40 minutes keeps body healthy and you can keep sugar in check. Secondly, eat a healthy diet - Do not eat fried, junk and white foods. Eat whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.
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I have checked hba1c is 6.7 / 140 .n ogtt glucose test is fbs 98/ 1 hour after 75 GM glucose is 169/ 2 hours is 179/ n 3 hours is 128 so I want to know m I diabetic .pls reply.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have checked hba1c is 6.7 / 140 .n ogtt glucose test is fbs 98/ 1 hour after 75 GM glucose is 169/ 2 hours is 179/ ...
Hello, OGTT results show that there is pre-daibetic state. However, HbA1c% of 6.7 shows presence of diabetes. You may adapt a modified lifestyle like doing regular exercise of 1 hour a day, taking restricted diet, avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and bakery items. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking. Maintain near normal weight, that should help you to be free from diabetes. Thanks.
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I am 18 years old and my belly is growing very fastly now a days. I can't able to diet because of my low hemoglobin count and I am thyroid patient. If I start dieting, I start feeling very weakness and can't able to do things properly and get tired very early. Please suggest me some healthy and helpful tips.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
taking a planned diet that provides necessary calories is not going to give any weakness. To correct low hemoglobin level, there are iron and vitamin combinations available. Looking at your bmi (22.79 kg/m2), is fairly normal. I suggest, start some specific abdominal exercises which help in tightening abdominal muscle and also may help fat reduction. Plus your tsh levels should be between 3 to 4 mi u/ml then only all other efforts will be helpful.
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I am a 38 year old male. For the last one month I m feeling pain in the joints and backside of palms of both the hands. A little bit swelling on the backside of palm of left hand. Is this due to uric acid or something else. I am non-alcoholic and vegetarian.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 38 year old male. For the last one month I m feeling pain in the joints and backside of palms of both the hand...
If there is swelling it can be from uric acid deposition called gout and check your serum uric acid level.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes melitus & High blood pressure? Please help me. Give suggestion.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the symptoms of diabetes melitus & High blood pressure? Please help me. Give suggestion.
Diabetes mellitus most often produces very few recognisable symptoms, hence most people fail to identify that they have diabetes. But when fully grown it may produce following symptoms: excess urination, especially getting up at night to pass urine 2 or 3 times, which disturbs sleep, excess thirst, excess hunger, unexplained weight loss and tiredness. Blood sugar level in such situations shows hyperglycemia. High bp also very rarely causes any recognisable symptoms. Hence, mostly it is found out only on checking at clinic. Occasionally one may feel dizziness. Earlier there was feeling that high bp causes headache and nose bleeds. But this can happen in hypertensive crisis, since these conditions are familial, it better for a person to get blood sugar and bp check up done regularly, particularly after 30 to 40 years. Both these conditions can be prevented by regular exercise, weight maintenance, proper diet. In case of bp salt restriction is very essential. But if one has already developed both these conditions then appropriate drug treatment is a must, in addition to adapting a modified lifestyle.
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What should the daily routine for the diabetes patients? What ahoul They eat so as low their sugar?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What should the daily routine for the diabetes patients? What ahoul They eat so as low their sugar?
1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly
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Dates (khajoor) - how helpful for a diabetic person. Can he/ she consume 3 to 5 regularly?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Dates (khajoor) - how helpful for a diabetic person. Can he/ she consume 3 to 5 regularly?
Yes It contains minerals and trace elements, natural sugar (very less contents), vitamins Can take 3 to 4 dates daily
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I am 70 years old and suffering from Diabetics-2 type since last 5 yrs. I also suffer from erectile dysfunction, a side effect of the diabetics. Please suggest Homeopathic medicines.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 70 years old and suffering from Diabetics-2 type since last 5 yrs. I also suffer from erectile dysfunction, a si...
Acid phos 30 take 1 drop 3 times x 7 day above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects do not take more days without my consent.
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I m 50 years old guy. Recently diagnose with diabetes other wise no illness till today. Perfectly balanced person. Pure vegetarian and takes proper diet schedules. In short no other problem health wise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I m 50 years old guy. Recently diagnose with diabetes other wise no illness till today. Perfectly balanced person. Pu...
Mr Sanjeev, I am glad to know that you have excellent habits and have a perfect health. Then what is the query? From your communication it appears you are a meticulous person, so by now you must have already initiated appropriate treatment too for diabetes. So if you have some query please clarify.
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My father recently tested sugar and it is 290 in fasting. We consulted a doctor today and he advised to take insulin with power 20 morning and 16 night. My parents are very worried and I have never seen my father so weak before. I am trying hard to make the situation light by smiling and sharing many website notes where it is mentioned that it is curable and nothing to worry. They feel a bit relieved but still something is killing them inside. I am keeping myself strong by saying positive things to them but the truth is I am scared inside. Please suggest me what is the best possible treatment for this disease so that I can see my papa jumping and smiling. I know he is very strong but I also know that he is very worried. Can this be curable? I love them a lot please give me some power so that I can make them much strong and my father can get out of this disease completely.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My father recently tested sugar and it is 290 in fasting. We consulted a doctor today and he advised to take insulin ...
Diabetes cannot be cured. If managed well enough, it can be curtailed to avoid complications such as kidney failure, amputation, blindness and stroke. Preventing or managing diabetes requires clinical interventions as well as lifestyle changes. Medication is only one small part of managing diabetes. The major changes come from self-care activities. There are five essential self-care behaviours that have good outcomes. 1. Diet – Consume a low-fat, high-fibre diet helps. Eat lot of fruits, vegetables (at least 4-5 helping a day) along with whole meal, cereals and lentils 2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 3. Medications – Be compliant with the dosages. 4. Testing - Monitoring blood sugar and screening for complications 5. Psychology – Acceptance, coping and problem solving skills
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Hello sir my father have an sugar about 8.7 his age about 60 and having tablet daily one he is not fit so I want to know how he can control the sugar And which fruit are good for him.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello sir my father have an sugar about 8.7 his age about 60 and having tablet daily one he is not fit so I want to k...
Home Remedy- Drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months... Treatment- 1-take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water.... 2-Take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day... Diet-avoid sweets....Take small quantity meals at more frequent intervals...do pranayama early morning....avoid alcohol consumption...
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I am a 56 year old diabetic having burning unbrabul at my place continuous since two months. Please advise a genuine Doctor for treatment please.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a 56 year old diabetic having burning unbrabul at my place continuous since two months. Please advise a genuine ...
Hye, Thanks for the query. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - The sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250 mg/dl. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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I want to know that my periods have come always late around 35 days, I have hypothyroidism also. But my tsh level is now less then. 01. Please tell me the reason as early as possible.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I want to know that my periods have come always late around 35 days, I have hypothyroidism also. But my tsh level is ...
there are many cause for irregular menses..do usg for pelvis, and tsh level is going down ..A number of conditions, including Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease (toxic multinodular goiter) and thyroiditis, can cause hyperthyroidism. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Although it weighs less than an ounce, the thyroid gland has an enormous impact on your health. Every aspect of your metabolism is regulated by thyroid hormones. Your thyroid gland produces two main hormones, thyroxine (T-4) and triiodothyronine (T-3), that influence every cell in your body. They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, influence your heart rate, and help regulate the production of protein. Your thyroid also produces calcitonin, a hormone that helps regulate the amount of calcium in your blood. How it all works The rate at which T-4 and T-3 are released is controlled by your pituitary gland and your hypothalamus — an area at the base of your brain that acts as a thermostat for your whole system. Here's how the process works: The hypothalamus signals your pituitary gland to make a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Your pituitary gland then releases TSH — the amount depends on how much T-4 and T-3 are in your blood. If you don't have enough T-4 and T-3 in your blood, your TSH will rise; if you have too much, your TSH level will fall. Finally, your thyroid gland regulates its production of hormones based on the amount of TSH it receives. If the thyroid gland is diseased and is releasing too much thyroid hormone on its own, the TSH blood level will remain below normal; if the diseased thyroid gland cannot make enough thyroid hormone, the TSH blood level will remain high. Reasons for too much thyroxine (T-4) Normally, your thyroid releases the right amount of hormones, but sometimes it produces too much T-4. This may occur for a number of reasons, including: Graves' disease. Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies produced by your immune system stimulate your thyroid to produce too much T-4, is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Normally, your immune system uses antibodies to help protect against viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances that invade your body. In Graves' disease, antibodies mistakenly attack your thyroid and occasionally attack the tissue behind your eyes (Graves' ophthalmopathy) and the skin, often in your lower legs over the shins (Graves' dermopathy). Scientists aren't sure exactly what causes Graves' disease, although several factors — including a genetic predisposition — are likely involved. Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules (toxic adenoma, toxic multinodular goiter, Plummer's disease). This form of hyperthyroidism occurs when one or more adenomas of your thyroid produce too much T-4. An adenoma is a part of the gland that has walled itself off from the rest of the gland, forming noncancerous (benign) lumps that may cause an enlargement of the thyroid. Not all adenomas produce excess T-4, and doctors aren't sure what causes some to begin producing too much hormone. Thyroiditis. Sometimes your thyroid gland can become inflamed for unknown reasons. The inflammation can cause excess thyroid hormone stored in the gland to leak into your bloodstream. One rare type of thyroiditis, known as subacute thyroiditis, causes pain in the thyroid gland. Other types are painless and may sometimes occur after pregnancy (postpartum thyroiditis).
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Skipping roap is helpful for diabetes my height is 5.6 and weight 66 kg and I am doing 2300 skipping rope how many calories burn during this acts.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Skipping roap is helpful for diabetes my height is 5.6 and weight 66 kg and I am doing 2300 skipping rope how many ca...
Hi The number of calories you burn from jumping rope depends on different factors like your weight, jumping intensity and the pace at which you jump. Generally skipping for 15 min help you lose approximately 188 calories. If its 70 jumps per minute then your losing 430 calories for every 1000 jumps and so with 2300 jumps your probably losing about 1000 calories approximately.
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I am 19 years old, I have on and off fever. I used dolo 650, still the fever isn't going off! what should I do?

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 19 years old, I have on and off fever. I used dolo 650, still the fever isn't going off! what should I do?
Dear lybrate-user, you have not mentioned duration of fever. Most probably it is viral fever. Maintain 6 hrly temperature chart. Significant only when it is 100 degree f.
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What are the Normal range for Fasting and Post Prandial 1.5 hours after lunch for Blood Sugar using Finger Tip Blood & Glucometer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the Normal range for Fasting and Post Prandial 1.5 hours  after lunch for Blood Sugar using Finger Tip Blood...
Finger tip blood is a measurement of capillary blood sugar and there is a difference of 10 points from the venous blood sample and we have to consider normal range as 80 to 120 as fbs HGT level
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Hi, I am 33 years old male, my rbs is 180 dl/mm. Am I diabetic, what precautions I should take? kindly advice.

Diploma in Diabetology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
U have impaired glucose tolerance' do fasting' post prandisl blood glucose and hba1c to determine accurate level of dysglycemia' do lipids also, will then review regarding further treatment.
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Hello. I am from asansol, Burdwan. My mother is 39 yr, has diabetes and has many fractures in hand and leg and not a blood pressure patient. Today at the evening she suddenly could not feel her left hand, leg may be her left side. She is now taking homeopathy medicine. But what may be the real cause of this kind of thing suddenly. Kindly please answer.

BPTh/BPT, MSC IN YOGA THERAPY
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hello. I am from asansol, Burdwan. My mother is 39 yr, has diabetes and has many fractures in hand and leg and not a ...
Hi, you take your mom to any neurologist, please take her immediately according to me it may paralysis, so to clear my dought, after that you please let me know take care every thing goes good.
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Male infertitly

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
Male infertitly
Male infertility
What is male infertility?
Reproduction (or making a baby) is a simple and natural experience for most couples. However, for some couples it is very difficult to conceive.
A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.
Male infertility is diagnosed when, after testing both partners, reproductive problems have been found in the male.
How common is male infertility?
Infertility is a widespread problem. For about one in five infertile couples the problem lies solely in the male partner. The reasons of male infertility is found out so because due to changing of fast new lifestyle.It is estimated that one in 20 men has some kind of fertility problem with low numbers of sperm in his ejaculate. However, only about one in every 100 men has no sperm in his ejaculate.
What are the symptoms of male infertility?
In most cases, there are no obvious signs of infertility. Intercourse, erections and ejaculation will usually happen without difficulty. The quantity and appearance of the ejaculated semen generally appears normal to the naked eye.
Medical tests are needed to find out if a man is infertile.
What causes male infertility?
Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport. Through medical testing, the doctor may be able to find the cause of the problem. About two-thirds of infertile men have a problem with making sperm in the testes. Either low numbers of sperm are made and/or the sperm that are made do not work properly. Sperm transport problems are found in about one in every five infertile men, including men who have had a vasectomy but now wish to have more children. Blockages (often referred to as obstructions) in the tubes leading sperm away from the testes to the penis can cause a complete lack of sperm in the ejaculated semen. Other less common causes of infertility include: sexual problems that affect whether semen is able to enter the woman’s vagina for fertilisation to take place (one in 100 infertile couples); low levels of hormones made in the pituitary gland that act on the testes (one in 100 infertile men); and sperm antibodies (found in one in 16 infertile men). In most men sperm antibodies will not affect the chance of a pregnancy but in some men sperm antibodies reduce fertility.

Known causes of male infertility
1.Sperm production problems

• Chromosomal or genetic causes
• Undescended testes
(failure of the testes to descend at birth)
• Infections
• Torsion (twisting of the testis in scrotum)
• Varicocele (varicose veins of the testes)
• Medicines and chemicals

• Infections
• Prostate-related problems
• Absence of vas deferens
• Vasectomy


2.Sexual problems
(erection and ejaculation problems)
• Retrograde and premature ejaculation
• Failure of ejaculation
• Erectile dysfunction
• Infrequent intercourse
• Spinal cord injury
• Prostate surgery
• Damage to nerves
• Some medicines


3.Hormonal problems
• Pituitary tumours
• Congenital lack of LH/FSH (pituitary problem from birth)
• Anabolic (androgenic) steroid abuse


4.Sperm antibodies
• Vasectomy
• Injury or infection in the epididymis
• Unknown cause

How is male infertility diagnosed?
If a couple has been trying for a pregnancy without success, they should go to their local doctor, family planning clinic or women’s health clinic, and have some initial tests. Both partners should be tested, even if one has a child from another relationship. Diagnosis can involve a medical history from the man and a physical examination along with a semen analysis to check the number, shape and movement of sperm in the ejaculate.
Blood tests may also be done to check the levels of hormones that control sperm production. Genetic investigations and testicular biopsies are also done.
How is male infertility treated?
One in eight infertile men has a treatable condition, and after treatment, couples can become pregnant naturally.
In some cases, the doctor will recommend that the couple seek assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation). ART do not cure or treat the cause of infertility but they can help couples achieve a pregnancy, even if the man’s sperm count is very low.
What is ICSI?
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a form of IVF where a single sperm is placed directly into each egg by piercing the outer covering of the egg. ICSI is particularly helpful for men with poor sperm production. Sperm are collected from the semen or removed carefully from the testis or epididymis
Can I do anything to prevent male infertility?
It is best to avoid cigarette smoking, excess alcohol, sexually transmitted infections, heat stress from tight fitting underwear, and anabolic steroids (taken for body building or sporting purposes) as these factors can be harmful to the production of sperm.If you work in an occupation that may affect your fertility, it’s important to wear protective clothing and follow all occupational health and safety guidelines. It is recommended that couples trying to conceive avoid exposure to any possibly harmful chemicals.Because of the possible effects on fertility, it’s important to tell your doctor if you have had hormone treatment or had surgery as a child to move your testes into the scrotum.


Can older age cause male fertility problems?
Healthy men in their 70s and beyond can still father children, however the time taken for a partner to become pregnant is longer when a man is middle-aged or older. Reasons for this may include a decrease in sexual activity, lower semen volume, changes to sperm motility (movement), a lower number of motile sperm, and possibly lower sperm function and DNA quality.
The chance of the child having some genetic or chromosomal problem is also increased for older men.
What emotions might a man experience when diagnosed with infertility?
Men may be shocked when they find out they are infertile. There is still a common but incorrect belief that infertility is a woman’s problem. Therefore, when men are told there is a sperm problem, they are often unprepared. Being told that there is a sperm problem can affect a man’s sense of masculinity, sexuality and potency. Most infertile men at some time struggle with the idea that they are not able to do what other men can.
An emotional response to infertility is normal. Talking with a doctor or a sexual therapist or counsellor can help men with their feelings about infertility.





















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