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 →

Lose Weight during your Favorite TV Shows

Weight loss can often be a challenging task that demands much time and resources from a person. But there are actually ways that you can do this without having to sign up for a gym membership, or buying different diet books and exercise guides. There are exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home, even while you’re reading a book or watching TV! All you have to do is be a little creative. There are many tools in the house that you can use to break a sweat and burn those calories. The following are some suggestions Continue reading →

How to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Now that baby is here, there are probably more things that you will be thinking about: the baby’s food, your sleeping schedule and maybe even how to lose the extra pounds that you have gained during pregnancy. Generally, for women who started with normal weight, and gained the extra pounds the doctor recommended, they can expect to lose this within a few months. This is considering that they follow a healthy diet and exercise. For women who were overweight before pregnancy or gained more weight than the doctor’s recommendation, weight loss may probably take up to a year. It is 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 →

4 Weight Loss Secrets You Won’t Find in Diet Books

With the overwhelming choices of weight-loss techniques, plans and fad diets, it has become difficult to determine which among them actually works best for people. There are some that are too restrictive, others are too extreme and those that don’t even feel like real diet plans. But no matter which of them you may try, there are always fundamental things that you should remember when trying to lose weight. 1. Mental and Physical Readiness- There are many changes that will happen once you follow a strict diet. Make sure that you are physically, emotionally and psychologically ready to go through 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 →

Do’s and Don’ts After a Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy during the first 20-23 weeks. The most telling symptom is vaginal bleeding, which may also be accompanied by cramps and a period like pain. About 15% of pregnancies experience miscarriages. They can be caused by different factors like: Non-vital fetus Blighted Ovum (Undeveloped fetus) Infections Poor Health Condition Drinking, Smoking and/ or Drugs But in most cases of miscarriage, an actual cause is very difficult to determine and single out. This is why it is very important for the parent/s to understand that it is rarely their fault and there has 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 →