Fertility Friday: Know Your Overall Health

Fertility Friday Tip 26: Certain autoimmune diseases can create antibodies that attack sperm, hence hurting fertility in men. Consult a doctor if you think this might be a problem.

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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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