Sometimes bigger isn’t better. Enlarged prostate is one of the most common health issues facing men today. But the prostate is also one of the most important parts of a man’s reproductive system. To understand what can go wrong and what to look out for, let’s first understand what the prostate does and why you want to take care of it.
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.
A lot of men have asked if masturbation lowers sperm count or fertility. Learn how frequent masturbation can impact a man's chances of conception.
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.
In this episode of Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer, the doctors discuss the long term health effects of using steroids which can include permanent infertility.
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.
Various lubricants have been found to have detrimental effects on sperm health. Learn what to look for in a lube when trying for a baby.
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.