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Acupuncture found to help treat men with erectile dysfunction and fertility issues

(Natural News) Today, infertility is threatening the peace and joy in many homes. No matter how hard they try, about 12 percent of American women aged between 15 and 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When it comes to...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Introduction: Pregnancy is a particular physiological state inducing major changes to the woman skin. Previous work showed that areas like abdomen, subjected to a high mechanical stress, are greatly impacted from a mechanical point of view. Other properties of this area are certainly impacted, among which the hydration and the barrier function. The goal of our study is to evaluate the impact of pregnancy on these two properties on the abdomen using a non invasive biochemical approach. Methods: A clinical study has been conducted on 15 non-pregnant women and 26 pregnant women at the 8th month of pregnancy and 4 months after delivery.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Epidermal Structure and Barrier Function Source Type: research
Striae distensae are skin lesions which occur in rapid tissue expansion such as pregnancy, puberty, obesity as well as in medical use of corticosteroids. They appear as parallel inflammatory streaks aligned perpendicular to the direction of skin tension. In early stage, striae distensae are raised and erythematous (rubra), but they develop into chronic phase of hypopigmented, atrophic scars (alba). Measurements of striae distensae are essential to research the aetiological mechanism or to evaluate the clinical efficacy of treatments.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skin, Appendages, and Stem Cell Biology Source Type: research
Wound healing is an interactive biological process, involving resident cells as well as distant cells issued from bone barrow. The 3 steps of wound healing, namely inflammation, proliferation and remodeling are finely regulated. Our team has recently shown that a peculiar subpopulation of Microchimeric Fetal Cells (MFCs), transferred from the fetus to the mother during pregnancy, specifically migrated to wounded skin and enhanced skin healing though Ccl2/Ccr2 pathway. Pregnancy is characterized by increased hormonal levels and also a high number of circulating fetal cells.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Resident and provider rates of addressing women's unmet reproductive health needs increased with a simple QI intervention. Residents, but not providers, sustained these rates at 6-month follow-up. Routine PI screening combined with performance evaluation is a promising approach to promote preventive reproductive health education in family medicine residency teaching clinics, but requires further study of long-term outcomes. PMID: 29669148 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen during pregnancy could affect an unborn child ’s fertility in later life, researchers have suggested.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Hormonal changes, in either men or women experiencing chronic kidney disease (CKD), cause a decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, dysmenorrhea and ovarian dysfunction, all of which may contribute to infertility. Patients could rapidly restore endocrines and sexual function after a successful renal transplantation (RTx), which may assist in achieving a successful pregnancy. However, the fetus will be exposed to the immunosuppressive agents passed on from the female recipients, which may be another potential factor leading to a poor fetal outcome.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Summary The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non‐masked, parallel‐group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors’ institution and designed as per protocol study. From 2012 till 2015 84 patients were randomly a...
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
We all know that infertility and sexuality are closely linked  and this connection has multiple relationships. Thus, having sex infrequently will obviously affect fertility, and this is a surprisingly common problem in today's day and age in metropolises like Mumbai , where many young couples are too stressed out and too tired to be able to have sex. Job pressures , cramped houses with no privacy, and long commutes contribute to this.  Perhaps the only occasion when they can carve out time for themselves in order to have baby-making sex is during a weekend, and obviously ovulation is not always that obliging. Thi...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: ED was found to be common in the male partners of infertile couples, but the use of PDE5 inhibitors among these men was found to be very low. The majority of male partners were concerned about the risks of using PDE5 inhibitors when attempting to conceive. Appropriate counseling about this topic and treatment when necessary would likely be beneficial to infertile couples in which the male partner has ED. PMID: 27104154 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Clin Exp Reprod Med Source Type: research
In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The c...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
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