How Cancer Treatments Can Affect a Woman’s Fertility

As in any medical condition, it is always best to get your information from a doctor. Fertility and cancer are conditions that have many unknowns. Plus, women are provided less information about fertility than men, so it is one’s responsibility to ask the proper questions from the proper source. The Age Factor The more mature woman has less chances of being fertile. It is thus expected that an older woman who has undergone cancer treatment has less chances of getting pregnant despite special interventions. Chemotherapy  The type and dose of chemo will determine the effect of the drug on fertility. Continue reading →

Women’s Wonder Food: Soy

According to doctors, women trying to lose weight will need to consume about 100 grams of protein a day. This is to fight against any hunger pains and build muscles, while losing weight at the same time. Low protein diets run the risk of making you lose more muscle. One of the best “super foods” that is a great source of proteins is SOYBEANS. Not only does it pack a protein punch, but it also contains a large amount of amino acids which plays a big role in metabolism. Soy-based food and drinks are also low to no cholesterol and Continue reading →

7 Bad Eating Habits

Food is one of the most basic needs of every human. Whether vegetarian, carnivorous, or both, eating is an essential part of daily life. But because of the fast development of society through technology, this necessity has become taken for granted. Eating is now something we do robotically, and even carelessly. Good eating habits have been forgotten and bad habits adopted. But you can always keep away from these bad habits. Here are 7 tips on how: 1. Do not Skip Breakfast Every person needs a boost of energy at the start of the day. Aside from the energy boost, Continue reading →

The Laptop and its Effect on Male Fertility

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after trying for one year. This can be caused by the woman, the man or a combination of both. With men, there are many possible causes of infertility like hormonal imbalances, physical problems, psychological issues, and lifestyle. One example of a physical factor is the malfunction of the reproductive organs. The external structure of the male reproductive organ is made up of the penis, scrotum and testicles. The internal structure, which is generally in charge of the movement of the sperm is made up of the epididymis, Vas Deferens, ejaculatory ducts, urethra, seminal Continue reading →

The Benefits of Drinking Milk and other Lifestyle Tips during Pregnancy

Prenatal care is the health care a woman receives during pregnancy. This involves checkups with a physician and regular prenatal testing to make sure that the pregnancy is going well. A doctor may prescribe multivitamins to prepare and strengthen the mother’s body during pregnancy. Usually, the multivitamin will include folic acid, which is very essential especially in the early stages of pregnancy. As for other strong medication like antibiotics, it is always best to ask your doctor whether you can continue or should stop taking these medicines. The mother should also consume all the nutrients that she can, each day. Continue reading →

The kinds of Stress Affecting Infertility

Infertility is a problem encountered by many men and women around the world, with varied causes that affect either male or female. One of the possible factors that may contribute to infertility is stress. Coming in different forms, stress can affect a person’s hormonal and nervous systems, which certainly impacts fertility. Scientists have even discovered that high levels of stress hormones can actually stop ovulation, in turn making conception difficult. Stress can be caused by many different factors: the environment; work; family, or; a very stressful event like a major accident or loss in the family. Because of this, a person’s Continue reading →

How Diabetes can Affect Infertility

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after trying for 12 months. It is a common problem that can involve the male, female or both. Around one third of cases are caused by females and another one third caused by males. The rest are caused by a mixture of female and male problems or possibly unknown factors. Causes of male infertility may be the following: Abnormal Sperm Production or Function Problems with the Delivery of Sperm Overexposure to Certain Environmental Factors (Such as pesticides, radiation, frequent exposure to heat) Damage Related to Cancer Most likely to cause female infertility are: Continue reading →

Miscarriage Q&A: What Happens When You Have One

A miscarriage is the sudden end of a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive independently from the mother. This can be a very traumatic experience, with both physical and psychological effects. Many questions will be asked after a miscarriage has happened. Below are some of the most common questions with answers that may hopefully help in understanding and coping with the experience. Why did I miscarry? Sadly, this is a common occurrence, with approximately 1 out of 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage. Though this does not, by any means, justify such an incident, it also shows that it Continue reading →

Increasing Chances for a Successful Conception

There are 3 basic ways to get pregnant: IVF is short for “In Vitro Fertilization” where the sperm and egg are introduced in a petri dish to initiate fertilization. Once fertilized, the egg is implanted inside the woman’s uterus through a controlled medical procedure. IUI means “Intra-uterine Insemination” wherein sperm is implanted using a catheter into a female at the time that indicates a woman is fertile with eggs. The success rate of this method is lower since the readiness of the woman’s body to keep the sperm alive leaves much to nature, anyway. IBF is the most popular, most Continue reading →