Some miracle babies are born after a man or woman goes under chemo treatment for cancer, but there are risks associated with trying to have a baby after chemo. It is recommended that women and men cryopreserve their eggs and sperm prior to undergoing chemo, allowing them to have children even if their fertility is damaged do to chemo and cancer.
Cell phone radiation negatively impacts male and female fertility when a cell phone is kept in close proximity to female ovaries or male testes. Additionally, cell phone radiation can negatively impact the growth of a fetus in a woman, as well as pose other threats to an unborn baby. To limit the effects of cell phone radiation on fertility, people should store their phones away from their reproductive organs and unborn babies. See the article to learn more!
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7 eating habits that can “dramatically affect your fertility”:
1) not eating enough
2) eating foods that trigger an allergic reaction
3) consuming food from plastic containers
4) taking herbal remedies
5) eating more fish and vegetables
6) the type of milk you drink
7) drinking too much caffeine
See the full article to get the details!
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Environmental toxins pose a fertility threat to women and men. The top environmental toxins mentioned in the article to avoid include: pesticides, formaldehyde, bisphenols, organic solvents, unfiltered tap water, and heavy metals.
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Consuming too much sugar can negatively impact fertility for women and men.
Sugar does not have a direct effect on fertility. However, consuming too much sugar can lead to complications such as weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, lowered immunity, and hormonal imbalance, all of which can negatively impact fertility.
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Although the overall fertility rate in the United States has declined, more women these days are becoming mothers.
Women over 40, well educated women, and women who have not been married before, are having more children than in the past.
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Fad diets, such as juice cleanses, the raw vegan diet (Veganuary), meal replacement shakes, the Ketogenic diet, and caffeinated diet pills and drinks, can negatively impact female fertility.
Although the raw vegan diet (Veganuary) may not be a fad diet, it is still on the list.
Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can negatively impact male fertility when taken in doses commonly prescribed to athletes. This is true for young men as well as male babies still in their mothers’ wombs.
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A study by Brazil’s Fertility Medical Group found that diet and regular soda both negatively affect female eggs and compromise female fertility.
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Studies show about 5% of women seeking IVF treatment have uterine anomalies. Although uterine anomalies to not have a direct impact on fertility, the condition can lead to miscarriages. To have a healthy pregnancy women with uterine anomalies should seek medical help early on to avoid miscarriages.
Below are two lists of lifestyle habits that can negatively impact fertility for men and women. The lists are from the article by Aishwarya Iyer.
3 lifestyle habits that impact male fertility are:
1) Staying up too late
2) Keeping your cell phone in your pocket
3) Drinking and smoking
3 lifestyle habits that impact female fertility are:
Lists by Aishwarya Iyer for The Health Site (thehealthsite.com)
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Work stress, and working in a sedentary work environment, can negatively impact male fertility. 40% of infertility cases are because of male fertility issues, 40% are because of female fertility issues, and 20% of cases are both male and female fertility issues. See the full article to learn more!
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According to a recent study, the best fertility foods are protein packages, healthy fats, whole grains, and occasionally ice cream. Rich in zinc and folate, berries, figs, nuts, leafy greens, and beans, also help fertility.
Top foods to avoid include alcohol, coffee, and tea.
See the full article for complete details!
According to a recent study, eating too much fast food, and not enough fruits and vegetables, can make it more difficult for women to become pregnant.
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