NHS precribed heartburn medicins could be making men infertile

Last year, in England alone, there were 55million prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – drugs that reduce the amount of acid made in the stomach that causes heartburn.
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: Our objective was to explore whether the pregnancy rate (PR) was higher than usual after hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy). Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study of 1,008 infertility patients, all of whom were examined by HyCoSy. The expected time for spontaneous pregnancy was at least 180 days after the HyCoSy exams. There were three types of HyCoSy results: type I, defined as both fallopian tubes patent; type II, defined as one fallopian tube patent with obstruction in the other; and type III, defined as both fallopian tubes obstructed. During the HyCoSy exam...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
In what ways might the dosages of proton pump inhibitors affect the incidence and clinical course of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?Liver International
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to review the recent literature and discuss the new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD).Recent FindingsAccording to the recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guideline for dyspepsia,Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is recommended as a first treatment option, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and prokinetics are listed as second-line therapy. On the other hand, in the Japanese guideline for FD, PPIs and prokinetics are recommended as ...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Many infertile patients get major heartburn when they realize that they aren't able to afford test tube baby treatments because they are so expensive. They can't understand why IVF doctors charge so much, and lots of patients end up thinking of IVF clinics as being greedy.Patients need to understand that part of test tube baby treatment is clinical – and this is what the patient sees. This includes: consultations, blood tests, ultrasound scans, egg collection, and embryo transfer.However, the heart of the IVF treatment is the IVF laboratory, and the patient doesn ’t get to see what goes on behind the scenes in ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
A patient sent me this email.-----Original Message-----From:To: Aniruddha MalpaniSubject: Re: Two ivf cycles failedSir,Can U pls suggest ivf success supplements?Next month I m going for third cycleCan I use mothers Horlicks?How to get good eggs and embryos?Any diet chart before, during and after embryo transfer?Sir, pls kindly suggest meLifelong I will be really thankful to youNow I m taking1. apcod sachets2. Metformin3. Normoz4. Ultra CoQ105. Folic acidMy previous ivf failure reasons are poor quality eggs and embryos, implantation failure and may be unexplained infertility reason Actually, the most likely reason for ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  frustration and heartburn when you know that IVF can help you get pregnant; but you can ’t, because you just can’t afford the treatment.Can this be changed? But it ’s not just the patients who are affected; IVF specialists also go through a lot of anguish when this happens. It’s very difficult to come to terms with the...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
IVF is seen to be a modern medical marvel  of scientific technology, and while it has allowed us to delight millions of infertile couples, the truth is also that there's lots about the IVF process which we cannot control, because we don't understand it very well.Patients need to understand the limitations of IVF, so that they have realistic expectations of what we can do for them. Otherwise, every IVF cycle which fails causes needless heartburn,Thus, we still cannot predict- how a patient will respond to superovulation- which egg will fertilise- which embryo will cleave normally , and which will arrest;or- which embry...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Most infertile patients are unhappy and stressed out. They're depressed , because they're unable to perform the basic biological function every woman is designed for - to have a baby . For some of them, their whole life seems to revolve around this inability to have a child.Having kids is a basic biological urge which is hard wired into us. It's something which we all take for granted.  No one ever anticipates they'll ever have a problem with their own fertility , and when they do find out that they're having difficulty conceiving , this comes as a rude shock.Usually one hopes that it's going to be a simple problem - ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Conclusions This review suggests that TKM could be an effective option for infertile women. Further rigorously designed studies are needed to confirm the effectiveness and safety of TKM treatment in infertile women.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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