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Further Conclusions about Aspirin and Fertility

March 3, 2016 1:00 pm

We’ve recently written an article about aspirin and fertility based on recent studies, research and recommendations from the NHS. Richard Kennedy, the President-Elect of the International Federation of Fertility Societies has taken a stand on the continuing debate of whether aspirin helps to improve fertility. Aspirin’s Introduction to Reproductive Medicine Aspirin has been prescribed for years as an anti-clotting agent, which is the primary reason for its use in a variety of medical conditions.  In 1979 it began to be used to prevent the occurrence of pre-eclampsia.  The potential for haemorrhaging have prevented its mainstream use in obstetric medicine until recently.  This side effect has since been  addressed by administering a low-dose (75 mg) of aspirin (known as LDA).  LDA... View Article

Hormone Infertility

HNG May Combat Infertility from Chemotherapy

February 1, 2016 1:09 am

Side Effects of Chemotherapy Chemotherapy can have both life-saving benefits and life-altering side effects.  It can slow cancer growth by destroying cancerous cells, yet it also can harm and destroy healthy cells in the process.  For males, side effects of chemotherapy can include a reduction in the amount of sperm they are able to produce and a decreased ability for their sperm to fertilise an egg. In a recent study, HNG (a humanin analogue) was tested in male mice who were undergoing chemotherapy to measure whether it could protect sperm output, spermatogonial stem cells, and other specific cell types called peripheral leucocytes.  What is a humanin analogue is and what does it have to do with sperm cells? HNG’s Relationship to... View Article

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Increasing Fertility: Does Aspirin Boost Fertility?

November 16, 2015 9:00 am

According to a recent US study at The National Institute of Child Health and Development in Maryland, USA low dose aspirin could improve pregnancy rates in some women due to its anti-inflammatory effects.  There are both advocates and critics of this new information, as summarised below. The US Study On Aspirin and Fertility The original study, called the EAGeR (Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction) was administered in 2014 to 1128 female participants who had previously suffered from a miscarriage.  As mentioned, it was conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Maryland, USA. Participants were given either aspirin or a placebo- neither the researchers nor the participants were aware of who was... View Article

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How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Affects Fertility

May 5, 2015 8:41 am

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects the hormonal pathways that produce eggs and prepare the uterus for pregnancy, meaning that it can be a challenge for women with PCOS to become pregnant. A large part of the challenge is down to irregular periods or anovulation. Women with PCOS may not ovulate, may have irregular periods (so it can be hard to work out when ovulation occurs), or the uterus lining may not be prepared for pregnancy when an egg is released and fertilised. Just one of these effects can have a devastating impact on pregnancy chances, but many women with PCOS suffer more than one of these fertility complications. Non-Medical Treatments to Help Fertility Obesity is an issue for over a... View Article

Fertility wellbeing

7 Tips to Improve Your Chances of Pregnancy

April 13, 2015 8:13 am

  While fertility research is developing new and exciting treatments as time goes on, it’s important to do whatever you can to increase your chances of becoming pregnant and carrying it to term. Many of these tips are simply a good idea for overall health, while others significantly increase your chances of success. Eat well: a healthy diet is essential to your long term health, mobility at an older age, ongoing wellbeing, and your reproductive health. You need a well-balanced diet that is appropriate for your sex and size. Sleep well: Sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Studies have shown that lack of sleep and irregular sleeping patterns affects the reproductive health of men and women.... View Article