Fertility Friday: Monitor Pituitary Gland Issues

Fertility Friday Tip 25: The pituitary gland helps in the brain function that regulates the hormone production. If there is a deficiency in this, infertility in male can occur. Gonadotropin treatment is one of the male infertility treatments for men with pituitary deficiency.

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For more info on pituitary gland disorders, visit: http://www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/pituitary/overview.

 

Fertility Friday: Use A Sperm-friendly Lube

Fertility Friday Tip 24: Certain lubricants can actually impair fertility by affecting sperm. If you are having issues conceiving and feeling dry during intercourse, try a sperm-friendly lubricant such as Pre-Seed, available over the counter.

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Fertility Friday: Beware of Certain Medications

Fertility Friday Tip 23: Beware of certain medications, particularly antidepressants and mood stabilizers, as they can disrupt hormones that are important to fertility.

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Fertility Friday: Check Your Cholesterol

Fertility Friday Tip 22: If you are trying to conceive, make sure you and your partner’s cholesterol level are under control. High cholesterol won’t just harm your heart–it can also negatively impact your ability to conceive, according to a recent study in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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