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Jun18
Diabetes may be a cause for infertility
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).

Diabetes continues to be a major menace that keeps the medical community on tenterhooks. This is one ailment that affects multiple organs of human body including the kidneys, eyes and heart. Diabetes also wrecks havoc with essential processes like digestion, nervous system functioning and makes life pathetic for the victims. Sadly, diabetes does not spare your sexual prowess either. Both men and women can face fertility problems after becoming diabetic.

People can often have diabetes and be completely unaware. The main reason for this is that the symptoms, when seen on their own, seem harmless. However, the earlier diabetes is diagnosed the greater the chances are that serious complications, which can result from having diabetes, can be avoided. Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels.

There are 3 types of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and the Gestational Diabetes.

Talk with infertility and fertility experts about the types of diabetes, its implications on infertility and the ways to prevent diabetes at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/meet-the-team

All types of diabetes are treatable. Diabetes type 1 lasts a lifetime, there is no known cure. Type 2 usually lasts a lifetime; however, some people have managed to get rid of their symptoms without medication, through a combination of exercise, diet and body weight control. The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet. Between 10 to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling medications.

Diabetes and Fertility

Infertility, the inability to become pregnant within 12 months of trying to conceive, affects about 10% of the population. In fact, only about 10% of infertility cases go unexplained. In most instances, simple lifestyle changes like weight loss through proper exercise and nutrition can help reverse the affects of infertility. However, diseases like diabetes can cause extra complications for both women and men when it comes to fertility.

If you have been trying with no luck to get pregnant and have not been able to find a reason for your infertility, it may be time to have a simple blood test to determine if your glucose levels are too high. More and more infertility specialists are looking toward this health issue as a main cause of some otherwise unexplained infertility cases they see.

When it comes to diabetes and infertility the answer is clear: there is a connection.

Diabetes in women:

Diabetes in Men:

Should Diabetic Partners Try and Conceive At All?

Read the whole article in detail about the diabetes, its effects on fertility in men and women and the ways to overcome the diabetes at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/diabetes-and-infertility

Infertility specialists encourage their patients with Type 2 diabetes to focus their efforts on eating healthy, exercising, losing weight and closely monitoring blood sugar levels. Taking vitamin supplements is also encouraged. If those efforts alone don't lead to a healthy pregnancy, then medications may be introduced to improve fertility. It can be a challenge to make the lifestyle changes necessary to deal with Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that those efforts are, quite often, rewarded.

Research has shown a strong correlation between PCOS and Type 2 diabetes. Both PCOS and Type 2 diabetes are characterized by unhealthy levels of blood glucose and a resistance to insulin. A variety of medications can be prescribed to help lessen or reverse the effects of PCOS. As with Type 2 diabetes, a healthy lifestyle can also go a long way toward reducing or eliminating PCOS. The key is to bring blood sugar levels into a normal and stable range while combating insulin resistance.
Diabetes doesn't preclude men and women from reproducing. It does, however, require professional guidance, meticulous maintenance of health, and monitoring of blood sugar and hormonal levels. With proper care and attention, the vast majority of diabetics can have healthy offspring.

To help explain diabetes complications in relation to female infertility and male infertility, Specialists at Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre are well-versed in obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive endocrinology. The Blossom Fertility Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations and treatment, by offering a one-stop diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. While coping up with infertility, it is important that all the test and diagnostic treatment options are considered. The team of specialists at Blossom Centre are in favour of the entire test for blood to be done at the beginning of any diagnosis for the fertility treatment. So if at all any variation in blood sugar levels are there, it is treated initially only. We at Blossom offer to our patientís clinical excellence, cost-effective treatment options, personalized compassionate care, and exceptional success rate. Our clinic symbolizes excellence, experience, and professionalism in treating all cases of infertility whether it is due to diabetes, PCOS, male infertility, women infertility, hormonal imbalance or egg or sperm production.

You can meet our team of endocrinologist and obstetrician at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/ or you can have their opinion and talk to them at +91 261 2470444


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May31
World Tobacco Day
Today is World Tobacco day. You all know that tobacco causes cancer- cancers in almost all the organs of our body.
But what else? can it affect your sexual and reproductive life?
In female- it causes problems in menstruation, irregular periods and abnormal amount of bleeding. In addition, it causes difficulty in having baby- by interfering with normal hormone release.
Even if pregnancy occurs, the ending may not be happy one. It is responsible for repeated pregnancy loss (repeated miscarriages), ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus- that cannot survive, on the other hand it can endanger mother's life). It also causes abnormal bleeding in pregnancy by early separation of placenta (the flower) and thus endangering life of both mother and baby. It is also responsible for inadequate growth of baby inside the uterus. This can result in early delivery (premature baby), ow birth weight, permanent damage to baby's brain (mental retardation) and other organs, even death of the baby before or soon after birth. Tobacco also causes early rupture of membranes during pregnancy ("breaking of water") causing preterm delivery and infection.
As a result of hormonal deficiency caused by tobacco, there may be infertility and other hormonal problems like sexual dysfunction (dryness especially), discomfort in passing urine and bone pain (all due to hormone deficiency).
In older women it can cause prolapse (coming down of uterus outside).

In males- tobacco is responsible for low sperm count, low motility and abnormalities in sperms. The result is male infertility.
It can also cause hormonal problems in males leading to sexual dysfunction and bone loss.
It is responsible for erectile dysfunction and also premature ejaculation.

So, the decision is yours whether to choose tobacco or to choose life.


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May31
Treatment for Genital tuberculosis in Males and Females
Tuberculosis is a rampant disease in developing countries like India-and one that cuts across all classes. Tuberculosis of the genital tract occurs quite commonly following tuberculosis infection anywhere else in the body. It mainly spreads through the blood stream to the genital organs. When the infection invades the reproductive system (the genital tract), it commonly targets the fallopian tubes and the uterus and may lower your chances of conception. Women between the age of 20 and 40 years are most susceptible.

Female genital tuberculosis is fast emerging as a major health issue that affects fertility levels in women. Doctors say tuberculosis is a major cause of infection leading to infertility among 25-30% of women in India. There is an increasing trend of genital tuberculosis among women. The infection can attack the ovaries, uterus and tubes leading to infertility problems among women. The disease is also becoming more evident among men causing infertility. Even among men, who are responsible in 50% of infertility cases, tuberculosis is a major reason for infection.

Is it possible that TB increases the infertility issues in couples?

TB (Tuberculosis) is the infectious disease and infertility is the inability to conceive. Yes TB can cause infertility, but usually it does not show any kind of symptoms until the infection has advanced to a severe level and can affect the infertility in women as well as in men. In the woman it causes tuberculosis in uterus and fallopian tubes where as in the man it cause tuberculosis of epididymo orchitis, as a result of which no sperm can get into the semen.

TB only cause infertility when it infects the genital tract, which is very hard to diagnose and called as genital TB. Genital TB is responsible for infertility in 5-10% of women. The only way to diagnose this TB is by culturing the tubercle bacillus from the tissue and sent it to the lab for testing.

Know in detail about Genital Tuberculosis, its symptoms, treatment available and for the investigation procedure at https://rupalhospital.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/tb-and-infertility-conceive-after-having-genital-tuberculosis

What is genital tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis or TB is a bacterium which can affect any part of your body, but most often affects the lungs. The primary infection in the lungs is known as pulmonary tuberculosis. In some cases the TB infection moves through the blood to other parts of the body. It can thus cause secondary infections in the genital tract, pelvic area, kidneys, spine and brain. When the bacterium reaches the genital tract it causes genital tuberculosis or pelvic TB. It affects the genital tract (in both men and women), fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. In some cases it also affects the cervix, vagina and vulva.

How does genital TB spread?

What are the symptoms of genital TB?

Treatment Option for genital TB

How can genital TB affect my fertility?

How to screen for tubal scarring?

Several methods can help detect the tubal involvement. Sonography helps in diagnosing pus in the tubes, while hysterosalpingography helps to diagnose blocked tubes. Laparoscopy is a direct visualisation of the tubes giving us an opportunity to take a biopsy from the suspected lesions. TB-PCR from the endometrium or the inner lining of the uterus (a tissue sample is taken and cultured to detect the genetic make-up of the bacteria) is a newer test for diagnosis of tuberculosis. Routine blood tests such as CBC, ESR assist in the diagnosis. Permanent damage may be avoided if anti-tubercular drugs are started in the early phase of the disease.

Read the whole article about investigation procedures and treatment options for Genital Tuberculosis at https://rupalhospital.wordpress.com/category/tb-and-infertility

If a family member or colleague is an active TB patient, then people around them need to be cautious and should go for tests like chest X-Ray, tuberculin test to know whether they have been hit by TB or not. Two out of 10 women suffering from TB cannot bear children. Doctors say that nearly 90% of women with genital tuberculosis (GTB) are diagnosed in the 15-40 years age range. Infertility on account of GTB is 40-80%. Experts say that with advanced medical treatment now available, if the diagnosis is early enough, GTB can be treated and the woman can regain fertility.

Various patients neglect the diagnostic test for TB when they are unable to conceive, but it might be the major cause for your infertility problem. So it would be good to test and ensure the root cause of infertility. Rupal Hospital for Women is a premier leader in women's healthcare since 45 long years and is committed in providing women with the highest quality and most advanced healthcare throughout all stages of their lives. The team of doctors at Rupal Hospital believes in the power of information and in spreading education to patients. When the patient is detected with infertility and all test are done, we at Rupal hospital advise our patients to go for all test including blood test, Hysterosalpingography, Ultrasonography, Cervical cytology, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy and Cystoscopy. If the patient is detected with genital tuberculosis, we advise them to complete the entire course of the treatment. It is a course of antibiotics that lasts about six to eight months. We at Rupal hospital make them aware that once the course for GTB is over there are chances of achieving normal pregnancy.

You can contact our team of doctors for any information on GTB, how to diagnose GTB, treatment options available for Genital tuberculosis and to know the chances of conceiving after diagnosed with GTB at http://www.rupalhospital.com/index.html


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May20
Blastocyst Embryo Implant
Blastocyst embryo transfer (BET) is a new assisted reproductive technology that has been incorporated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to increase pregnancy rates while simultaneously decreasing the risk of multiple pregnancies. In vitro fertilisation usually involves the transfer of embryos two to three days after they have been successfully fertilised. Blastocyst Culture and Transfer is a technique in which an embryo is developed in the laboratory for 4-6 days after fertilisation before being placed in womb. The embryo gains many cells as a result of being developed for so many days. The embryos developed for 4-6 days are much more advanced than the ones developed for just three days. These Embryos are called blastocysts. BET helps reduce the incidence of multiple gestation pregnancies by transferring fewer embryos.

What is Blastocyst culture?

Until recently, successfully culturing embryos to the blastocyst stage was difficult. This term describes the process when the embryos grow for longer in the laboratory, and undergo critical developmental changes before being returned to the womb. Scientific advances have led to the development of culture media that mimic the changing environment of the reproductive tract and meet the unique requirements of the embryo as it travels from the fallopian tubes. This now allows up to 60% of embryos to successfully grow to the blastocyst stage in the laboratory environment. This period of extended culture helps experts to select the most competent embryo (s) for transfer to your womb. Therefore, blastocyst culture maximises the chance of you achieving a viable pregnancy. During the additional two days of in vitro culture (day 3 to 5), the embryologists have an opportunity to observe embryonic development and to select those embryos which appear to have the best potential for continued growth and implantation. Although this period of extended culture doesnít necessarily improve the quality of the embryos, or guarantee that they reach the blastocyst stage, there are impressive success rates available for this treatment.

Learn from the experts in IVF field about Blastocyst Embryo Transfer, its advantages, disadvantages and risk associated with the treatment at http://indiraivf.com/services/blastocyst-culture-and-transfer/

What is the procedure involved into Blastocyst embryo transfer?

During IVF treatment with blastocyst transfer, unfertilized eggs (oocytes) are retrieved from the ovary. They are then fertilized in an IVF laboratory setting, creating an embryo. Instead of being transferred to the uterus after three days, which is the case during traditional IVF treatment, the embryos are allowed to progress to the blastocyst stage over a period of five to six days. During unassisted fertilization, the embryo must reach the blastocyst stage in order to attach to the uterine wall. Because, during blastocyst transfer IVF, the embryos are implanted in the uterus during this same stage of development, some consider this to be a more natural implantation method. Blastocyst transfer mimics natural conception in which the embryo travels down the fallopian tube and reaches the uterine cavity five days after fertilisation. This synchronises the development of the embryo and the lining of the womb to increase the chance of implantation. Only healthy embryos are selected for transfer.

For whom is Blastocyst Embryo Transfer Recommended?

Blastocyst transfer is not suitable for everyone. It is a laboratory selection process to identify the best embryo. Couples who have had unsuccessful prior attempts with IVF or IVF and ICSI treatment despite having many good quality eggs retrieved are being offered Blastocyst Culture as an alternative treatment. Couples with multiple good quality embryos on day 3 are also good candidates for Blastocyst Culture. The ability to select the most viable embryos for transfer and implantation should improve their chance of achieving a pregnancy. Blastocyst transfer is not an option for all IVF patients. The technique is most successful with patients who are younger and have a large number of eggs available at retrieval. On average, patients with six or more high quality embryos on day three are the best candidates for blastocyst culture because there is a better chance of more embryos growing successfully till day five.

Frozen Blastocyst Transfer (FBT)

There is a chance that you may have some blastocysts (advanced five to six day embryos) available for freezing (using a process called vitrification) after you have had your best embryo (s) transferred. Freezing and warming can cause damage to the cells of blastocysts, particularly those which are not good quality. For these reason only very good quality blastocysts embryos are selected for freezing. Having blastocysts frozen means that you can undergo future cycles of IVF without having to stimulate your ovaries, collect and fertilise your eggs. Instead we can warm the frozen blastocyst (s) and transfer them to your womb in a much more simplified frozen blastocyst warming cycle. Your chance of becoming pregnant following replacement of frozen warmed blastocysts is comparable to that following replacement of fresh embryos. There is no evidence that any babies resulting from warmed blastocysts have an increased risk of abnormality.

Advantages of blastocyst transfer

Although you can choose to have the embryos transferred on the third day after fertilization, a blastocyst transfer has many obvious. The first is that it makes it easy to weed out the healthy embryos from the abnormal ones without spending for expensive screening procedures. Studies show that embryos that do not reach the blastocyst stage are more likely to have abnormal chromosome numbers, which means they would have eventually miscarried. Doctors observed that as much as 40% of embryos fail to make it to the blastocyst stage. Thus, waiting for the embryos to reach the blastocyst stage decreases the number of abnormal embryos, leaving you with the ones that are most likely to develop into a healthy baby. The fact that the embryo has already hatched out of its shell also gives it an improved implantation rate. In fact, blastocyst embryos have a 50 % chance of implantation. This means you will only need to have one or two blastocysts transferred, leaving you with a few back up embryos just in case this cycle fails. Spare blastocyst embryos may be cryopreserved until they are needed in the future. Another advantage of developing all embryos to the blastocyst stage is that it makes embryo cryopreservation (freezing) more efficient, since embryos without the capacity for full development are not frozen. Blastocyst transfer also allows the option of single embryo transfer.

Solution to all infertility related treatments including IVF, ICSI, IUI and others and the newly introduced technique Blastocyst Transfer can be obtained at https://indiraivf.wordpress.com/category/blastocyst-embryo-implant

What are the disadvantages of blastocyst transfer?

Although blastocyst embryo transfer increases your chance of getting pregnant, it also increases the risk of multiple births. It is more difficult for an embryo to develop into a blastocyst. Therefore, there is the possibility that an IVF cycle will not result in a transfer of any embryos if none of the three day old embryos develop into blastocysts. The other disadvantage of the procedure has to do with cryopreserving the remaining embryos. Blastocysts cannot survive the freezing and thawing process as well as day 3 embryos do, and you might end up losing most or all of the embryos in the process.

Risks of IVF blastocyst transfer

The primary risk of attempting blastocyst transfer is that some embryos will die in the laboratory. Therefore, the total number of embryos available for transfer and freezing will be less. Unfortunately, some couples undergoing blastocyst ivf treatment will have all their embryos die in the laboratory and will not have any embryos available for transfer. BET does not guarantee a normal pregnancy. It is expected that some pregnancies will miscarry and some babies will develop birth defects similar to that which occurs in couples that are able to achieve pregnancy naturally. Excess blastocysts may be frozen and some of them will not survive the freeze-thaw process when utilized for a later attempt at achieving pregnancy. This is a similar risk to transferring embryos at earlier stages.

In this field of medicine, continued refinements and change offer greater opportunity for infertile couples. Blastocyst culture is one important step and one at which specialists at Indira Infertility Clinic has expertise. We offer our patients this promising state-of-the-art technique, as it provides us the ability to balance the success versus risk in favour of couples, when we assist them in their pursuit of parenthood says Dr. Ajay Murdia, Scientific director at Indira IVF Clinic. Our doctors and embryologists will advise on whether blastocyst transfer is possible and this will depend on the number and quality of embryos available on day 3. Otherwise normal IVF is recommended. Whether day 5 or 6 transfer is recommended for you, it is a decision made by the experienced and expert clinical and laboratory teams aligned to give you the best individualized advice for a safe and successful outcome. Let us help you decide your journey of parenthood.

You can contact the team of experts at Indira IVF at http://indiraivf.com/ or you can fix up an appointment with us at 0 766 500 9965


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May03
Low Sperm Count
Semen analysis is an indispensable part of evaluation of an infertile couple. But the results of semen analysis often creates confusion. It is accepted that if semen analysis report is normal, male factor is usually said to be normal.

Now what, if abnormality is found. remember, semen abnormality is very common, even in those who are already having children. Because sperm production takes almost 3 months. SO, your current semen analysis reveals your health 3 months ago. If you had fever or any heat exposure to scrotum (may be even tight underwear or hot tub bath) 3 months ago, your today's semen analysis will be abnormal. So, mere abnormality does not draw a conclusion, unless it is severely abnormal.

Now, what we see in semen. There are various parameters. I'm not going into details. But to be simplified, sperm abnormality may be due to two basic reasons. 1) Sperms are not produced by the testes in good quantity (amount) or quality (healthy- motility and looking normal)... 2) Sperms are produced normally by the testes but cannot come in semen due to defect in the sperm-carrying pathway (may cause low count, defective sperm and also low motility).

One important thing is to remember, sperm production has nothing to do with manliness. You may feel absolutely normal with normal sex life but sperm production may be defective. SO, first thing is not to feel depressed when the report comes abnormal.

So, whenever we find abnormality, we have to detect the cause. Treatment without detecting thee cause is more likely to FAIL. So, first thing is- whether sperms are produced or not.

Sperm production may be hampered due to diseases in testes- that may present since birth or may be due to some factors occurring later life. These include undescended testes, chromosomal defect, varicocele, diseases in the body (like TB, diabetes, kidney/ liver disease etc), heat exposure to scrotum, smoking, environmental poisons and even some drugs (including alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapy). These are called "TESTICULAR DEFECTS". In some cases, testes are normal but cannot produce sperms because of problems in other glands situated in brain (hypothalamus and pituitary). We call them "PRE-TESTICULAR DEFECTS".

Sperm carrying pathway may sometimes get obstructed due to diseases like infection, operations, some genetic defects. These are called "POST-TESTICULAR or OBSTRUCTIVE DEFECTS".

In most cases of semen defect, treatment is not needed, as we can bypass the normal pathway and use the sperms produced in semen to make your partner pregnant with your own sperm. In severe cases, we can collect sperms from testes and impregnate your wife. In only very few unfortunate men or who cannot afford costly therapy, only option is donor sperm.

In very few cases of TESTICULAR or PRE_TESTICULAR DEFECTS, medicines can help (but in very few cases). In OBSTRUCTIVE CASES, surgery may be needed to correct the defect. But, often we don't need these treatments as the results are not good and take long time to get the results.

So, why to wait and try doubtful treatments, when your prime aim is to father a baby? Just one thing, don't get depressed and talk to doctor, he will find out the cause and give you the best result.


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May02
Womenís fertility and Lifestyle changes
Lifestyle choices can significantly affect female fertility. If you are hoping to get pregnant now or in the future, you may wonder about fertility and the possibility to improve it. Some factors may be beyond your control, such as medical problems that affect female fertility, but this is not the end of history. Your lifestyle can also affect your fertility. Follow the simple steps that will help keep a healthy reproductive system of women. We all know that a healthy woman makes a healthy baby. For some females it is very hard journey of parenthood. It is very difficult for them to conceive. Apart from medical problems your fertility can be affected by surprising factors that are habitually incorporated in ones daily lifestyle.

Let us first know what female fertility is, understand the causes of female infertility and know the surprising facts that affect female fertility.

Female Fertility: Female fertility is a woman's ability to conceive a biological child. You and your partner might question your fertility if you've been trying to get pregnant with frequent, unprotected sex for at least one year or at least six months if you're older than 35, with no success. We all know that women is born with limited number of eggs. Womenís fertility is at the peak in early 20, and drops considerably after age 35. At the age of 40-45 she is left with very few good quality eggs.

Learn in detail about female and male infertility causes, treatments and prevention steps at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/fertility-treatments

What causes female infertility? The most common causes of female infertility include problems with ovulation, damage to fallopian tubes or uterus, or problems with the cervix. Age can contribute to infertility because as a woman ages, her fertility naturally tends to decrease.

Female infertility is most often treated by one or more of the following methods:

1. Taking hormones to address a hormone imbalance, endometriosis, or a short menstrual cycle
2. Taking medications to stimulate ovulation
3. Using supplements to enhance fertility Ė shop supplements
4. Taking antibiotics to remove an infection
5. Having minor surgery to remove blockage or scar tissues from the fallopian tubes, uterus, or pelvic area.
6. Taking help of ART Treatments like IVF, ICSI, IUI, Laser Assisted Hatching, Donor Egg and Embryo, Sperm donor, PGD Ė Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Surrogacy

Fertility can be affected by surprising factors that are habitually incorporated in our daily life. Many a times this factor are so much integral part of our daily life that we donít recognize that it will be serious enough to cause female infertility. So if youíre trying to get pregnant, or foresee a mini-you sometime in the future, itís imperative to learn what lifestyle changes might be in stock.

1. Night-time Smartphone/tablet activity

Staring at your Smartphone or tablet screens at night, messes with more than just your sleep cycle. According to research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, artificial night-time light exposure can damage both your ability to conceive and fetal development if youíre already pregnant. Late-night light exposure can suppress melatonin production, thatís also produced in the reproductive tract and blocks eggs from harmful free radicals, chiefly during ovulation. Insufficient melatonin production can also disrupt a developing fetusí internal clock, resulting in long-term problems, researchers suggest.
If you're hoping to conceive, or you're already expecting, avoid light disturbances close to bedtime or while you are trying to sleep. Keep the tablets and phones out of your bed, shut off the TV and other light-emitting screens, and make sure illumination from streetlamps isn't creeping in through your bedroom windows.

2. Junk food

If youíre a burger and fries junkie, you know youíre not consuming the right nutrients, such as monounsaturated fats, zinc, vitamin D, and B6, which means, you could be disrupting your bodyís regulation of critical reproductive hormones like progesterone, insulin, and testosterone. Skip the chocolate cake and pizza on weekends and consume healthy foods instead to boost your bodyís potential of having a baby. Also, make certain youíre eating a heavy and nutritious breakfast because research published in Clinical Science found that consuming about half of your daily calories in the a.m. could increase your fertility. Junk food can also have adverse effect on weight, blood sugar, insulin production, and cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

3. Poor oral health

4. Folic acid deficiency

5. Use of Cosmetics

6. Fertility and a womanís weight

Read in detail about the surprising lifestyle factors that affects your fertility and the prevention option for the same at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/conception

If you are thinking about pregnancy and about the impact of your lifestyle on fertility, consult your doctor. It can help you identify ways to help improve fertility and increase your chances of getting pregnant. These are just some of the lifestyle factors that can impact successful conception and more importantly, the future health of the baby. There are others and it is important to learn all one can, about how oneís lifestyle can impact fertility and the baby that is to be born. If you're planning to become pregnant and you're concerned about the impact of your lifestyle choices on your fertility, consult your health care provider. He or she can help you identify ways to improve your fertility and boost your chances of getting pregnant.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre in Surat, Gujarat, India aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations. Besides offering fertility treatments like IVF, ICSI, IUI, Laser Assisted Hatching, Egg, Sperm and Embryo donation and preservation facility and Surrogacy, our team of gynecologist and endocrinologist also believe in educating the couples. We create awareness amongst our patients about how little changes in our lifestyle will help a lot in conceiving at the earliest. Before starting the treatments we analyse both the partners about their daily habits, whether they are on any medications or have any hereditary genetic problems in their family history. Our team of doctors will guide them to come over some simple lifestyle habits either with self discipline or with the help of medication. The doctors at Blossom Centre emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes and teach how oneís lifestyle can impact fertility and the baby that is to be born.

You can consult our team of infertility and fertility specialist to know everything about your fertility issues and the impact of your lifestyle related questions at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/


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Apr30
The basic of Fertility
Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists.

Now, the inability to conceive- INFERTILITY, the problem is prevalent in our society and is increasing. But majority of common people don't have clear idea about the concept of fertility and the problems. Ability to have pregnancy depends on many factors both in male and female. Even in a normal couple (where both husband and wife are totally normal), there is chance of pregnancy if they practise regular intercourse in a particular time of the menstrual cycle (around ovulation). And even with that, the best chance is only 15-20%. But within one year of regular trying, 80% of couples manage to conceive. And out the rest 20%, 10 will conceive within next one year and the rest 5 in 3rd year. So, ultimately 5% of couple will have difficulty in conception.

So, we advise, if you tried regularly for one year and there is no pregnancy, don't get depressed. It may be due to some defects in husband, wife or both; or may be due to chance factor. But we have to make sure that there is no defect in any of the partners. If there is any defect, we will treat that. If no defect is found, then we have to increase the chance.

So, infertility treatment is actually based on stepwise manner. We initially advise some tests and then advise a treatment. If that treatment fails, we move to next treatment.

So, all the time, you have to keep patience. Eventually, majority of the couples will conceive. Don't give up hope. You have to win the race ultimately


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Apr20
Most Common Early Signs of Pregnancy
When a woman finds out that she is pregnant, it can be the start of a remarkable, life-changing experience. The first changes a woman is most likely to experience when she is pregnant are a missed period followed by a positive pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests, whether done at home or at a doctor's office, measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman's urine or blood. This hormone is released when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Urine pregnancy tests can detect levels of hCG about 10 days after conception, while blood tests usually done at a doctor's office, can detect a pregnancy about seven to 10 days after conception. Testing too soon can produce a false negative result.

Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy. Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. Some women experience many signs and symptoms very early in pregnancy, while others experience very few or even none. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy can appear in the first few weeks after conception. Here's what you might experience, missed period, nausea and tender breasts to dizziness and mood swings. To confirm pregnancy use a home pregnancy test, if the result is positive be sure to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy can appear in the first few weeks after conception. Some symptoms show up when you have a missed period or a week or two later. In fact 7 out of 10 womenís have some symptoms by the time they are 6 weeks pregnant. If you have no track record of your menstrual cycle or have delayed periods then if following symptoms surface, you might be pregnant.

Knowing that you are pregnant the first thing that you need to do is to consult your physician. You can either consult your local medical practitioner or you can approach the gynaecologist in any maternity home and get your regular checkups done over there during your pregnancy. You can have a detailed knowledge of what services will be provided by maternity home at http://www.rupalhospital.com/obstetrics_maternity.html#

Here's what you might experience, from nausea and tender breasts to dizziness and mood swings.

1. A positive home pregnancy test

The home pregnancy test taken after a missed period or after 8 to 10 days from the missed period will tell you whether you are pregnant. Remember that a baby starts to develop before you can tell you're pregnant, so take care of your health while you're waiting to find out. Once you've gotten a positive result, make an appointment with your practitioner.

2. Missed Period

A missed period is one of the surest signs of pregnancy. A missed period might make a woman wonder if she could be expecting. However, there are other reasons for missing a period. Perhaps a woman is not keeping track of her menstrual cycle, or maybe its length is irregular from month to month. Other explanations for why a woman could be late include excessive exercise, gaining or losing too much weight, stress, illness or breastfeeding, according to the National Institutes of Health. In this case, tender breasts, feeling queasy and making extra trips to the loo may be early clues that youíre pregnant.

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3. Basal Body Temperature
4. Nausea
5. Tender, swollen breast
6. Fatigue and Sleepy
7. Frequent urination
8. Abdominal bloating
9. Mood swings
10. Food aversions

Apart from these common pregnancy symptoms, one may also have symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, Headaches and back pain, spotting or bleeding, Darker areolas, vaginal discharge, Heightened sense of smell and increased thirst.

To confirm pregnancy use a home pregnancy test, if the result is positive be sure to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Good lifestyle choices, healthy diet and proper prenatal care will give your baby the best start in life. Rupal Hospital for Woman is a one stop place for all gynaec problems and solution for all maternity related complications. Gynaecology & Obstetrics Section at Rupal Hospital have renowned female Doctors and each one of them is outstanding in their own field of expertise. We at Rupal Hospital are dedicated to providing the highest quality in women's health. Obstetrics and Gynaecology services include pregnancy (Ante-natal) care & Delivery services, specialised high risk pregnancy care, painless (epidural) delivery, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, chocolate cyst, ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer, hysterectomy, fibroids removal, sterilization, polyp removal and IUD insertion. We have been a one stop place for all gynaec problems and our expertise lies in providing affordable Laparoscopic surgeries and difficult cases of infertility. The team of our doctors believe that preventive interventions are equally important as curative medicine and prevention always requires awareness and educations. We provide patients all information and counselling right from the stage of conception to delivering.

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Apr15
IVF for elderly women at Indira IVF, Udaipur
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. As a woman ages, her eggs age with her, diminish in quantity and quality. Age is the most important factor in female infertility. After puberty, female fertility increases and then decreases, with advanced maternal age causing an increased risk of female infertility. In humans, a woman's fertility peaks in the early and mid-20s, after which it starts to decline slowly, with a more dramatic drop at around 35. The relationship between age and female fertility is popularly referred to as a woman's "biological clock". However, the exact estimates of the chances of a woman to conceive after a certain age are not clear, and are subject to debate.

Late pregnancy is becoming more common in our society.

There are several reasons why many couples choose to have baby after establishing strong relationships and achieving financial stability. Also, a growing number of late and second marriages are playing a major role in delayed pregnancy. Wide availability of contraceptives adds to it. Furthermore, there may be a delay in the search for a suitable partner, or partner may have a health problem that should be solved first. The shift in motherhood period can be attributed to the current generation of women who are more career and education oriented. Most of them prefer to settle down with a family once they have secure job and financial stability.

Impact of age on female fertility:

In very few rare cases pregnancy in women aged 50 years and above is recorded naturally or with advanced fertility treatments, the fact remains that fertility decreases with age. Reduction occurs gradually throughout the womanís reproductive life, and it becomes faster apparently over the age of 30 years and it accelerates between 35 and 40 years so that fertility to 45 years is very close to zero. Most women can conceive and give birth to a healthy child in due time with nature, but the number of women who will suffer from infertility, miscarriages, or the development of fetal abnormalities increases rapidly after a certain age.

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The risk of miscarriage also increases with age, that is, the risk of miscarriage at the age of 40-44 years is 35%. Moreover, mature maternal age is associated with increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities in children. Older women are also at risk of gynecological complications during pregnancy. From a purely biological perspective, it's best to try to start a family before you're 35 years old. Men can remain fertile for much longer than women. Even though male fertility also declines with age, it tends to happen gradually for men. The fatherís age can also impact on chance of conception, time to pregnancy, risk of miscarriage and the health of the child.

Why does fertility decrease with age?

Itís well known that fertility in women reduces with age. Itís the egg, its quantity and quality reduces with aging in women.
Following contributes to the decrease in fertility in women.
1. The aging of the ovaries
2. Gynecological problems
3. Sexual function

Identification of infertility in older women

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The treatment options for infertility in mature women

Assisted Reproductive Technologies play a major role in achieving parenthood for elderly womenís.

Ovarian hyperstimulation
In vitro fertilization (IVF):
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI):
Egg/Ooctye donation:

To improve the performance of IVF among older women, some clinics recommend assisted hatching, embryo transplant in the embryonic bladder, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and transplant of high quality embryos. The best option for elderly women is to use donor eggs from a young donor. The option of Embryo donation and the help of surrogate mothers using sperm of the biological father and donor eggs can also be considered.

In todayís lightning-fast lifestyle, where many couples are career-oriented and could barely manage spare time, the cases of infertility are on the rise due to excessive work-related stress, irregular eating habits and various other reasons. There are host of factors responsible for infertility. There are millions of couples whoíre facing the prickly issue called infertility. Since almost three decades, Indira Infertility Clinic Specialists have helped infertile couples navigate smoothly through the often complicated process of infertility to the journey of parenthood. Indira IVF centre is the pioneer in providing affordable yet creditable infertility curation to the common people for the first time in India. We are armed with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced equipments and a pool of renowned physicians. The service provided under one roof includes infertility workup, ICSI, IUI, In vitro fertilisation (IVF), Laser Assisted Hatching, Cryopreservation, Donor Program, Blastocyst Culture and Transfer, Pre Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD and PGS), Sonography, Laproscopy & Hysteroscopy and Karyotyping and Chromosomal Disorders Screening.

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Apr14
Different methods of Fertility Preservation
Fertility preservation is the cryopreservation (freezing) of human reproductive tissue to be used later for in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapies or intra uterine insemination (IUI). With the use of liquid nitrogen, human tissues such as semen, oocytes (eggs), and embryos (fertilized eggs) are frozen at temperatures exceeding 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) below freezing and stored in specially designed tanks. When the patient is ready to begin a family, the tissues will be shipped to an IVF clinic, thawed, and used in a procedure by a licensed IVF doctor to impregnate the woman.

Fertility Preservation is typically used by patients concerned about their future fertility. Fertility can be affected by a number of different factors, including disease, lifestyle, career, or age. The ability to preserve reproductive tissues is a great option and often recommended by doctors for cancer patients, military personnel, high impact athletes, and transgender clients. Fertility Preservation (FP) services can provide women, men and children an opportunity to conceive later in life after they overcome health or personal issues that may affect their fertility. These complications may include disease (i.e. cancer, lupus, etc.), reproductive problems (i.e. ovarian cysts), or side effects caused by treatment (i.e. chemotherapy). Others may look to fertility preservation to prolong or defer their ability to conceive for a variety of reasons such as concerns about age, carrier, lack of a life partner, or a family history of early menopause.

Regardless of the causes of infertility, cryopreservation and cryostorage are advances in the medical field that allow patients another attempt at having a family, an option that is priceless to many who have practically given up on raising children. Fertility preservation treatments must be tailored to the individual circumstances and integrated with the treatment regimen. Close coordination between the treating physician and the reproductive endocrinologist is the key to preserving family-building options for infertile patients.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre based in Surat, Gujarat, India offers advanced reproductive technologies specific to fertility preservation that include egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation), ovarian tissue harvesting, embryo freezing or sperm banking. The clinic also considers and has the facility for oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation. Find new options for men and women to preserve their fertility with fertility specialists at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/fertility-treatments

Each patient is unique. The impact of a given treatment on fertility can vary and so can the time available before starting life saving treatments. Patient age, marital status, personal wishes, religious and cultural constraints and prognosis may all affect decision making. Fertility preservation treatments must be tailored to the individual circumstances and integrated with the treatment regimen. The treating physician, reproductive endocrinologist and the patient must work as a team before opting for fertility preservation options. If you are at risk for infertility from cancer treatment, it's important to take the time to think about the significance of parenting to you. Consider whether you want to be a parent some day. If so, think about whether having a child genetically related to you is important. Understanding how you feel about parenthood will help you decide whether to pursue preservation options or not.

Following treatment options for Fertility Preservation for women, men, and children are available.

FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR WOMEN

Cryopreservation
Embryo Freezing
Egg Freezing (Ooctye cryopreservation)
Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation - Option for Pre-Pubscent Girls
Ovarian Transportation - Option for Pre-Pubscent Girls

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FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR MEN

Sperm Banking/ Cryopreservation
Testicular Sperm Extraction
Testicular Tissue Freezing - Option for Pre-Pubscent Boys
Radiation Shielding

Preserving Fertility In Children Diagnosed With Cancer

Parents of children diagnosed with cancer often do not think about Fertility Preservation. The majority of children treated for cancer can now expect to be cured. Recent advances in assisted reproduction have focused attention on the long-term fertility outcome for these survivors. While many of these procedures are still considered experimental, over the years the results will be encouraging. The advancements today are occurring at a rapid pace. In boys and girls testicular tissue and ovarian tissue can be preserved for future fertility options.

It is important that discussions regarding Fertility Preservation begin at diagnosis. The procedures listed above have varying risks and side effects. Some options may not be recommended for certain types of cancer or disease. There may also be treatments available that have a smaller risk of infertility. It is important to discuss these procedures with your physician and your insurance provider since they may be expensive and not covered by insurance.

The decision to pursue fertility treatment is never easy. That is why you need a fertility center with the proven ability to succeed Ė a trusted partner that delivers results to thousands of patients every year. The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre is committed in helping parents achieve parenthood with the help of all the latest ART technology including IVF, ICSI, TESA, MESA, Assisted Hatching, Egg donation, sperm donation, egg and semen cryopreservation, Embryo freezing and Surrogacy. Our expertise in fertility treatment and cutting edge technology has helped majority of our patients achieve pregnancy.

If you are thinking about fertility preservation, you can visit our website at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/ or fix up an appointment with one of our fertility specialists at +91 261 2470444


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