Items Tagged ‘fertility’

How to improve men's fertility

August 10, 2018

How to improve men’s fertility

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are trying to become a dad, there are some easy lifestyle changes that can not only improve your physical health but also help you overcome stressors that may contribute to infertility. When needed, there are other steps your doctor may suggest as well. Lifestyle changes to promote men’s fertility One of the first […]

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Tags: fertility, healthy pregnancy, male fertility, male fertility factor, reproductive health, sperm count, UCLA Men's Health Clinic


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Fibroids

May 10, 2017

Fibroids

By uclahealth uclahealth

If uterine fibroids are causing you pain, heavy bleeding or other troubling symptoms, the good news is that UCLA doctors offer a variety of effective treatments to provide you with relief. What are fibroids? Fibroids are firm, compact growths that occur in or on the wall of the uterus. More than 99 percent are noncancerous, […]

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Tags: anemia, fertility, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, hysterectomy, ibuprofen, iron supplement, long menstrual periods, menopause, MR-guided focused ultrasound, myomectomy, naproxen, noncancerous


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

July 25, 2016

Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Forty years after winning gold in the Olympic decathlon as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner now poses with her gold medal for the first time post-transition on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. While celebrities such as Jenner have helped shine a light on transgender issues, many people who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming still […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, discrimination, Dr. Amy K. Weimer, fertility, gender health, Gender Health program, medical home, Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center, pregnant transitioned men, sexually-transmitted infections


Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

June 16, 2016

Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Joel Mecklenburg and his wife, Stacey, wanted very much to have a child. They tried. And tried. For 3 ½ years. Finally, they decided it was time to see their doctors. “I was a big, healthy guy. I was thinking there’s no way it was my issue,” said Mecklenburg, now 38. “But I went to […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Dr. Jesse Mills, fertility, heat and sperm, heat and sperm count, IVF, low sperm count, male infertility, men's health, microdissection, pregnancy, sperm count


May 1, 2012

Miracle Twins – Andrea’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

John and Andrea Nelson Meigs and their two-year-old daughter, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Alexandra, to their family in October 2007. But just weeks after bringing Alexandria home, John and Andrea began to suspect something was wrong. At her two-month checkup, Alexandra wasn’t moving her arms and legs and she was breathing rapidly. Alexandra was […]

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Tags: Dr. Mousa Shamonki, fertility, reproductive health, spinal muscular atrophy, twins