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    A Look at the Link between Your Lifestyle and Fertility

    Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago

    If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving a child, you can obtain male and female fertility services at a reproductive medicine clinic serving Toronto. During your consultation, you may be asked about various lifestyle questions that may influence your fertility.  Factors such as alcohol and tobacco use maybe having a negative effect on your overall fertility health. In many cases, taking steps to modify your lifestyle may boost your chances of conceiving a child with the help of assisted reproduction.

    Body Mass Index
    Your body mass index (BMI) is a number that reflects a comparison of your weight to your height. A BMI of 30 or higher indicates obesity, while a number between 25 and 29.9 indicates being overweight. Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of infertility because it interferes with the normal production of hormones. It may also increase the risk of miscarriage. Likewise, being underweight can also lead to infertility. If your BMI is outside the normal range, consider talking to your physician about healthy ways to improve it.

    It’s well known that women should never smoke at any point during their pregnancy, as this can cause life-threatening health problems for the baby. However, did you know that smoking can also affect your ability to become pregnant? Even men face who smoke can face sperm related problems.

    Just like smoking, alcohol consumption can adversely affect fertility in both men and women. For example, alcohol consumption in men can damage the sperm. It’s advisable to either consume alcohol in moderation or to avoid it entirely. Moderation is widely considered to be no more than one drink daily for women and no more than two drinks daily for men.

    If you’re looking for services for assisted reproduction near Toronto, look no further than ReproMed. Our Fertility Specialists can perform a comprehensive fertility assessment to consider underlying causes of infertility and your recommended treatment options. You can schedule a confidential consultation with a reproductive medicine physician by calling our clinic at (647) 558-1486.

    Endometriosis and Your Fertility

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Endometriosis can lead to symptoms such as severe pain during menstruation and sexual intercourse.  It is also a common cause of infertility.  Lucky advanced treatment therapies, such as IVF, can help patients overcome this challenge and achieve a pregnancy.

    Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. Normally, this type of tissue is only found in the uterine lining. The displacement of endometrial tissue can lead to the development of scar tissue and can cause infertility if it obstructs the fallopian tubes.

    You can learn more about this common condition by watching this interview with a Fertility Specialist. He explains exactly how scar tissue arises from displaced endometrial cells and how this condition can lead to infertility.

    ReproMed offers female fertility services in Toronto to help couples overcome challenges related to infertility such as endometriosis. To learn more about assisted reproduction, call our clinic at (647) 558-1486.

    Acupuncture In Conjunction of Working With a Fertility Specialist

    Last updated 9 days ago

    ReproMed's very own Dr. Kaleb Montgomery discusses acupuncture in conjunction of working with a Fertility Specialist. Watch this video to learn more!

    Spotlight on Female Fertility Supplements

    Last updated 15 days ago

    When couples consult a Fertility Specialist in Toronto, they’ll receive personalized treatment recommendations. Some of the options may include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), or the use of third-party reproduction (sperm donor/egg donor).  In addition to their reproductive therapy, a patient may decide to take fertility supplements to help improve their chances of success.

    Research has demonstrated that women can benefit from taking multivitamins and other supplements during their fertility treatment. Mineral and multivitamin supplements have been associated with lower oxidative stress in women who are undergoing IVF cycles. Reproductive medicine specialists recommend that women begin taking antioxidant vitamins every day for at least three to six months. An ideal combination would include vitamins B6, B9, B12, zinc, iron, magnesium, and copper.

    This combination of nutrients for reproductive medicine purposes may be found in Fertil-Pro for Women, which is available at ReproMed. You can call us at (647) 558-1486 to request more information about our female fertility services in Toronto.

    How Does Testicular Cancer Affect Fertility?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    While individuals typically visit a reproductive medicine specialist after experiencing difficulty in trying to conceive a child, others must take a more proactive approach to fertility. Individuals who have been diagnosed with a form of cancer, such as testicular cancer, are counseled that chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other types of treatments can adversely affect fertility.

    For males undergoing cancer treatments, there are options available to you at a fertility clinic, such as banking your sperm for future use.  This video explores some of the concepts related to this valuable service offering.

    ReproMed is a reproductive medicine clinic in Toronto that provides a suite of services to individuals with infertility and those who anticipate future fertility problems. You can call (647) 558-1486 with any questions you may have about the services available at our fertility clinic.


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