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.
You find them in your pocket, crumpled up under the seat of your car, some restaurants even use them to wrap their food in. Receipts are one of those things that you rarely notice or care about, but that seem to be everywhere. And for the most part, save the danger of littering, they really are no big deal. However, over exposure to receipt paper affects male fertility more than you would expect.
Houston, we have a problem… an abnormal semen analysis can be both confusing and scary. Especially in cases where you find out that you have very few or no sperm at all. What should I do now? Is this fixable? Can I still become a father? The good news is that there are lots of things that doctors can do to correct medical causes of male infertility.
Soy is often thought to be a healthy alternative to other foods. Since soy is a plant-based protein, many assume it's a healthier option. However, certain chemicals contained in the soy plant can impact male fertility.
Responsible for kicking off a long chain of events that spurs sperm production, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the best hormonal indicator of the testicle’s ability to produce sperm and a primary hormone to be measured in the evaluation of male fertility.
Are my sperm weird looking? Morphology is one of the most confusing measurements taken during a semen analysis the morphology. Learn how sperm shape is measured, what's normal, what's not, why it matters and what can cause abnormally shaped sperm.
What does normal semen look like? Is it better to have thick or thin semen? We've got the answers to your questions and what it could mean for your health.