Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is incredibly powerful for relieving symptoms of low T, but it has a well known side effect of shutting down sperm production. Luckily, there are a number of alternative medications that have been shown to be effective at boosting T levels while maintaining and in some cases even boosting sperm counts.
Semen analysis is often the first test recommended by doctors to access a man's fertility. But sometimes, even if the semen analysis comes back normal, there are molecular issues with sperm that can reduce your chances of conception or hinder development of embyros. It can help better diagnose unexplained infertility or better inform success rates for IVF.
If DNA is the cookbook that cells can use to "build" your body, epigenetics is the cook that helps the body read and mix together our genetic recipe. Epigenetics is the study of how external and environmental factors can impact our DNA’s gene expression without changing the DNA itself. New research shows that epigenetic markers on sperm can assess risk for male factor infertility and poor embryo development.
Male birth control options have been limited to condoms or vasectomy. Since the late 50's scientists have been working on a male birth control pill. This article reviews the development history of male birth control and what options might be available in the future.
In this video, Acupunturist Marc Sklar tackles some of the most common questions couples have about sex when trying to conceive; How often should we have sex? What are the best sex positions to help you get pregnant? Should women stay in bed after sex to improve chances of getting pregnant?
When the doctor told my dad he couldn’t have high-sodium foods there was a great sadness in the land, because pizza. My dad’s love for pizza eclipses that of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So, the dude learned how to make his own pizza. It is damn good, and (can be) super healthy.
Can heat be used to lower sperm count? Sperm are much more sensitive to heat than the rest of the body. Prolonged exposure to heat sources such as hot tubs is a well-known cause of reduced sperm count. Repeated and consistent exposure to heat can knock down sperm count so low that it can render a man temporarily infertile.