Boosting fertility in men and woman.
Infertility in both sexes are equal.
Not been able to conceive is not always linked to a disease, furthermore he term infertility is trying to get pregnant with frequent intercourse for at least a year without success. It effects millions of people of both sexes.
Crucial factors for women to become pregnant are you need to ovulate; ovaries must produce and release an egg. Male partner needs sperm this can be a simple test done by a doctor. The need for regular intercourse. During your fertile time regular intercourse is extremely important. A normal uterus and opened undamaged fallopian tubes these need to be healthy as the egg and sperm meet here and an embryo needs a healthy uterus so it can grow.
The five main steps of the human reproduction process have to happen correctly they include: one of the two ovaries released a mature egg. The egg is picked up by the fallopian tube. Sperm swims up the cervix, through the uterus into the fallopian tubes to reach the egg for fertilization. Then the fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus. the fertilized egg implants and grows in the uterus. ovulation disorders which mean you ovulate infrequently or not at all. This counts in about 1 in 4 infertile couples.
Problems with the regulation of reproductive hormones by the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland, or problems in the ovary can cause ovulation disorders. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Hypothalamic dysfunction there are two hormones produce by the pituitary gland. These are responsible for stimulating ovulating each month follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Premature ovarian failure, this is also called ovarian insufficiency this is normally caused by an autoimmune response or by premature loss of eggs from the ovary.
Evidently having too much prolactin, the pituitary gland may cause too much prolactin (hyperprolactinemia) this can reduce oestrogen productions and may cause infertility. In men the most common causes of infertility are poor-quality semen. The fluid containing sperm that is ejaculated during sex. Reasons for low sperm could include a low sperm count, sperm that do not move properly this makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg. Abnormal sperm which could have a different shape could find it hard to swim and reach the egg.
However if the testicles are damaged it can affect the quality of the sperm, this could happen if the testicles have an infection, cancer, after surgery. A congenital defect (from birth). If one or both testicles have not descended. Or an injury to the testicles. Ejaculation disorders this can make it difficult to release sperm during sex. Hypogonadism is a low level of testosterone this could be by a tumour, taking illegal drugs, or Klinefelter syndrome (caring an extra female chromosome), anabolic steroids, chemotherapy, sulfasalazine can all affect the male sperm. Other factors could include a person lifestyle, high alcohol and coffee consumption and smoking can all have a negative impact on fertility.
Homone balance plays a key role in the ability to conceive as an imbalance of oocyte maturation, anovulation, and luteal phase defect. In men elevated levels of androgens in conjunction with ovarian cysts. Eating healthy and balance and maintaining a healthy weight can help with fertility, has been overweight or underweight, rapid weight loss or gain, having a thyroid disorder, certain medication, and stress. In women the fallopian tubes maybe slightly or full blocked, or even damaged, this could be from an infection. Other causes could be from ectopic pregnancies, adhesion after surgery or spontaneous proliferation of the endometrium
To help balance hormones and to help increase fertility, talk to a registered nutritional practitioner like myself.
Consuming a healthy balance diet has been shown to have a beneficial effect on fertility in both men and women. A diet high in whole-grains and fish as well as fruit and vegetables and healthy fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated has shown higher semen quality in men and improved fertility in women. Having good nutrition for both men and women is essential for a healthy pregnancy and baby. A deficiency in vitamin B12 has been known to lead to a temporary infertility.
However including vitamin B12 in your diet soon corrects this, by including fish, meat, cheese, eggs, and fortified breakfast cereals, you will be adding B12 into your diet. Folic acid which is the manmade form of folate will help prevent birth defects such as spina bifida, adding broccoli, sprouts, leafy greens, peas, kidney beans are all great sources of folic. Vitamin D is important for male reproduction and androgen. Vitamin D can increase sperm motility.
Folic acid benefits women as it is known to support development of the baby’s neural tubes. Folic acid can be found in dark leafy greens. Zinc helps men to boost the level, quality, and function of the sperm. And for women zinc helps the eggs to mature as well as regulating hormones during the menstrual cycle. By including beef, lamb, sesame, and pumpkin seeds as well as asparagus, lentils you will be including zinc through your diet. Selenium, which is found in Brazil nuts, salmon, eggs, chicken is an antioxidant which helps get rid of free radicals that causes the breakage of chromosome in both men and women.
Omega 3 found in nuts and seeds as well as salmon and mackerel help to increase cervical mucus and by improving the blood flow will improve the quality of the uterus. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that can benefit men and women by increasing female fertility and enhancing sperm health. Vitamin E can be added to your diet by including seeds, almonds, spinach, broccoli, and kale. Vitamin C found in papaya, strawberries, pineapple, cauliflower also improve sperm quality and ejaculate volume. Beta-carotene is a precursor to the antioxidant vitamin
A which can boost fertility in both men and women, which is found in sweet potato dark leafy greens and red peppers.
L-Arginine is an essential amino acid, a precursor to nitric oxide, this can help improve blood flow to the penis as well as helping a man keep an erection. This can be found in turkey, pork some seeds and nuts. L-Carnitine found in beef, asparagus, chicken, and avocado is an amino acid that will boost tester one levels in men and has also been linked to sperm mobility and health.
Foods to boost female fertility
Seaweed, salmon, figs, oysters, strawberries, cranberries
blueberries, blackberries, lentils, black beans, kidney beans
spinach, broccoli, oranges, milk, chickpeas, Swiss chard
cabbage, maca root, sweet potatoes, apples, beans,
bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, flax seeds, almonds
green tea, oatmeal, cinnamon. Avoid, soy, alcohol, sugar. saturated fats, smoking
high processed foods, drug abuse.
Foods to boost male fertility
wheat germ, nut butter, avocado, fortified cereal, salmon
Swiss chard, broccoli, tuna, cabbage, brussels sprouts
kidney bean, chickpeas, spring greens, soy products, pork
turkey, eggs, Brazil nuts, shellfish, black-beans, raspberries
blueberries, asparagus, mango, oranges, grapefruit, carrots
parsnips, banana. exercise more, avoid certain medication.
Take fenugreek supplements. vitamin D, avoid, alcohol, smoking, drug abuse, sugar, high processed foods
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By Aaron Christopher Slade