27 October, 2018

Ways to boost male fertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive for many months without any luck, there could be many reasons. Research has shown that about a third of all infertility cases are caused due to sperm quality. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference. Here are some ways to boost male fertility:

  1. Get the right vitamins

Taking multivitamins can help boost male fertility. A study found that men who took oral supplements had better odds of helping their partners conceive. Take a daily dose of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E to reduce free radical production and improve sperm-cell membrane stability and function. Talk to our doctors at KIMS Cuddles for diet recommendations.

  1. Exercise

Going to the gym a few times a week can help improve overall health and also improve sperm count. A Harvard study found that men who participated in moderate-to-vigorous activity for at least 15 hours a week had 73 percent higher sperm concentration as compared to men who moved less than five hours a week. Although any kind of exercise is good, try resistance training for better results. Lifting weights can increase testosterone levels and aid in higher sperm concentration.

  1. Consume Nuts

Research has found that consuming healthy nuts can help improve male fertility. A study of men who ate walnuts regularly showed that their omega-3 fatty acids levels had increased, leading to better sperm vitality, mobility and fewer chromosomal abnormalities. Eating any type of nut can help reduce oxidative stress in your body and improve sperm production.

  1. Stay away from Plastics

Plastic products contain BPA or phthalates which can negatively impact sperm quality. Studies have even showed that men with high BPA exposure had lower sperm motility. Those who had a high concentration of phthalate traces also look longer to impregnate their partners. Try switching to BPA-free plastics if you can’t totally avoid them.

  1. Maintain a healthy diet

Eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and improves fertility. Include plant-based foods such as whole grains, greens and nuts, as well as fish and poultry. Consume five to six servings of fruits and veggies per day. Make sure you are also getting enough anti-oxidants and also that the food that you eat is low in pesticide residue. Men who ate fish, especially fatty fish such as salmon, had 34 percent higher sperm count than others. So what you eat is also crucial in improving fertility.

These are just few of the ways in which men can boost their fertility. However, if you are unable to get pregnant even after one year of trying, see your doctor to get yourself checked for other male infertility causes. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles provide the best advice and fertility treatment, and can prescribe the right course of action for you.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
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19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
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