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Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction
Treatment Of Male Sexual Problems
Treatment Of Female Sexual Problems
Thyroid Problems Treatment
Thyroid Disorder Treatment
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Urinary Incontinence (Ui) Treatment
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Sperm Donor Program
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Both women and men suffer from infertility troubles. There are a host of causes that may lead to infertility in men such as lifestyle choices and obesity. Male infertility is characterized by irregular sperm function or reduced sperm count. Infertility has emerged as a common problem as a result of the modern day lifestyle. Extremely hectic schedules, stress, burnout, depression, unhealthy diets; all of these can contribute to fertility issues.
The various reasons for infertility in men are:
1. If you are overweight, then it is time to lose those extra kilos. Obesity leads to a number of health problems, one of them being erectile dysfunction.
2. Various hormonal problems such as complications of the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands may lead to low testosterone levels in the body.
3. Various infections such as inflammation of the testicles and epididymis that causes blockage of the tubes carrying the sperm can be a cause.
4. Various medications such as using anabolic steroids, antifungal medications and chemotherapy may hamper production of the sperm and thus hit fertility.
5. Both alcohol and cigarettes may cause problems in sperm production, and cause erectile dysfunction. Excessive drinking may lead to complications in the liver resulting in infertility.
The reasons of infertility may range from medical causes to lifestyle choices; some of the causes may be related to the environment. A common cause of infertility is due to problems with transportation of the sperm. These are mainly due to blockages in the tubes that carry the sperm.
Symptoms of infertility in men are:
1. You may experience low libido
2. Your sperm count may be low
3. You may experience lumps or swellings in the testicles
4. Chromosomal complications such as reduced body hair
5. You may have chronic respiratory problems. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
Semen analysis is an indispensable part of evaluation of an infertile couple. But the results of semen analysis often creates confusion. It is accepted that if semen analysis report is normal, male factor is usually said to be normal.
Now what, if abnormality is found. Remember, semen abnormality is very common, even in those who are already having children. Because sperm production takes almost 3 months. SO, your current semen analysis reveals your health 3 months ago. If you had fever or any heat exposure to scrotum (may be even tight underwear or hot tub bath) 3 months ago, your today's semen analysis will be abnormal. So, mere abnormality does not draw a conclusion, unless it is severely abnormal.
Now, what we see in semen. There are various parameters. I'm not going into details. But to be simplified, sperm abnormality may be due to two basic reasons. 1) Sperms are not produced by the testes in good quantity (amount) or quality (healthy- motility and looking normal). 2) Sperms are produced normally by the testes but cannot come in semen due to defect in the sperm-carrying pathway (may cause low count, defective sperm and also low motility).
One important thing is to remember, sperm production has nothing to do with manliness. You may feel absolutely normal with normal sex life but sperm production may be defective. SO, first thing is not to feel depressed when the report comes abnormal.
So, whenever we find abnormality, we have to detect the cause. Treatment without detecting thee cause is more likely to FAIL. So, first thing is- whether sperms are produced or not.
Sperm production may be hampered due to diseases in testes- that may present since birth or may be due to some factors occurring later life. These include undescended testes, chromosomal defect, varicocele, diseases in the body (like TB, diabetes, kidney/ liver disease etc), heat exposure to scrotum, smoking, environmental poisons and even some drugs (including alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapy). These are called "TESTICULAR DEFECTS. In some cases, testes are normal but cannot produce sperms because of problems in other glands situated in brain (hypothalamus and pituitary). We call them "PRE-TESTICULAR DEFECTS.
Sperm carrying pathway may sometimes get obstructed due to diseases like infection, operations, some genetic defects. These are called "POST-TESTICULAR or OBSTRUCTIVE DEFECTS.
In most cases of semen defect, treatment is not needed, as we can bypass the normal pathway and use the sperms produced in semen to make your partner pregnant with your own sperm. In severe cases, we can collect sperms from testes and impregnate your wife. In only very few unfortunate men or who cannot afford costly therapy, only option is donor sperm.
In very few cases of TESTICULAR or PRE_TESTICULAR DEFECTS, medicines can help (but in very few cases). In OBSTRUCTIVE CASES, surgery may be needed to correct the defect. But, often we don't need these treatments as the results are not good and take long time to get the results.
So, why to wait and try doubtful treatments, when your prime aim is to father a baby? Just one thing, don't get depressed and talk to doctor, he will find out the cause and give you the best result.
I am a 31 years male. My Uric Acid level for last 1 year is above the recommended level of 7.2. It hovers around 8.5 upto 10. But I dont have any rheumatic symptoms or pain. I have shown to Ortho and Rheumatologist regarding this, but they just give Zyloric and say not to worry. I want to know the root cause of this. Let me disclose I am not a big meat eater (i never consume red meat). I mostly indulge in fish and weekly 2 times chicken. I neither smoke or drink (at all. Can you help me to find some answers.
My father 62 age is having type 2 diabetes for a year now. Blood sugar rose gradually and now it is near about consistently 130 mg/DL sugar level fasting every time we test. He is taking amaryl 1 mg and metformin 250 mg x 2 daily. I have noted amaryl was reducing sugar well but since he has started metformin, it just doesn't reduce. Still sugar not reducing. What could be the reason? Q Metformin can be stopped? Any other medicine can be given instead of metformin? Or should we raise amaryl dose to 2 mg? Kindly advise.
Hello sir what are all the symptoms of hypothyroidism and it complications and how to prevent hypothyroidism please help me?
I am 51 years male, for the last three years my glucose level varies from 140 to 180 fasting, what should I do ?
Whether honey mixed with lemon is advisable for diabetics, since some advises not to take honey by the diabetics.
I am 18 years old obese boy weighing more than 100 kgs my height is 5'5' please refer some diet plan so I can able to lower down my weight Note my thyroid is normal and I am not able to take out time for some exercise.
Diabetes is the new age epidemic, a metabolic disorder, and is mainly due to lifestyle, though there is a genetic component to it. Type 1 diabetes is usually detected in the early stages and caused by the absence or reduced levels of pancreatic hormones. People with type 1 often require insulin on a daily basis.
Type 2 diabetes, which is the more common one and affects a larger number of people, is due to a combination of lifestyle and poor dietary choices. Sedentary lifestyle increased consumption of sugars, and lack of healthy eating habits have led to an increase in sugar levels, thereby producing diabetes.
The issue with diabetes is that it is not just one body part that is affected, but the whole bodily systems get impacted. The kidneys, eyes, heart, nervous system, circulatory system, and overall metabolism are all affected, leading to various complications.
If the woman is already diabetic at the time of pregnancy, the increased levels of hormones in the body can cause higher or lower levels of blood sugar. Both hyper and hypoglycemia can have side-effects so monitoring the sugar levels becomes extremely critical.
For hypoglycemia, the woman may feel fatigue, blurred vision, mood changes, and excessive sweating. This is usually triggered by irregular eating patterns and overexertion. For immediate relief, eat something with a lot of sugar like a chocolate or a juice and make sure your eating patterns are regular. Constant monitoring of sugar levels is very important.
With hyperglycemia, which is often due to stress, lack of physical workout, and improper food habits; it is very important to monitor sugar levels and regularize eating.
If a woman is already diabetic before pregnancy, then sugar levels have to be carefully monitored to ensure there are no major deviations.
Diabetes can lead to complications for both the woman and the child, including:
- Macrosomia: This is a developmental anomaly where the newborn has an abnormally large head. If this happens, then vaginal delivery may not be possible. The baby also could be injured during the delivery.
- Hypoglycemia post-delivery: Immediately after delivery, there is a good chance that sugar levels may drop too low, both for the newborn and the mother.
Diabetes developing during pregnancy can be managed by careful monitoring of sugar levels, developing a healthy nutrition plan, and being active.
Diabetes during pregnancy has become a lot more common than it was earlier, mainly due to a combination of lifestyle and hormones. However, with careful planning and monitoring, millions of women have fared through pregnancy without any major complications from diabetes. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!