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...
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Authors: Roque M, Bianco B, Christofolini DM, Cordts EB, Vilarino FL, Carvalho W, Valle M, Sampaio M, Geber S, Esteves SC, Barbosa CP Abstract Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is crucial for optimizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) success. Multiple factors influence the ovarian response to COS, making predictions about oocyte yields not so straightforward. As a result, the ovarian response may be poor or suboptimal, or even excessive, all of which have negative consequences for the affected patient. There is a group of patients that present with a suboptimal response to...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
Authors: Makrigiannakis A, Vrekoussis T, Zoumakis E, Hatzidakis V, Vlachou E, Salakos N, Kalantaridou SN Abstract Endometrial corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) has been described as a mediator of decidualisation and as a contributor of maternal-fetal immunotolerance. Deregulation of the CRH expression pattern has been associated with unfavourable reproductive outcomes as well as chronic endometrium-derived inflammatory disorders, such as endometriosis and adenomyosis. The current review summarises the evidence produced regarding the role of CRH in endometrial physiology and pathophysiology and highlights recent...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Binucleate trophoblast giant cells (TGCs) are one characteristic feature of the ruminant placenta. In cows, the frequency of TGCs remains constant for most of the duration of pregnancy. As TGCs are depleted by their fusion with uterine epithelial cells, they need to be constantly formed. It is still unclear whether they develop from stem cells within the trophectoderm or whether they can arise from any uninucleate trophoblast cell (UTC). Within the latter, generally accepted theory, a basally located uninucleate cell (BUC) without contact to the feto-maternal interface would represent a transient cell between a UTC and a T...
Source: Cells Tissues Organs - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMen with spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly suffer from erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory dysfunction. The literature regarding the causes and treatment of these two important problems was reviewed.Recent FindingsMany of the erectile dysfunction treatments applied to able bodied individuals are also useful in the SCI population, although there are differences in the goals and results of treatment. Ejaculatory dysfunction can be treated with either penile vibratory stimulation or electroejaculation with high success rates. Pregnancies are possible, but poor quality sperm quality in male SCI patien...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology 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
Abstract Couples with a spinal cord injured male partner require assisted ejaculation techniques to collect semen that can then be further used in various assisted reproductive technology methods to achieve a pregnancy. The majority of men sustaining a spinal cord injury regardless of the cause or the level of injury cannot ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Only a small minority can ejaculate by masturbation. Penile vibratory stimulation and electroejaculation are the two most common methods used to retrieve sperm. Other techniques such as prostatic massage and the adjunct application of other medications can b...
Source: Asian Journal of Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Asian J Androl Source Type: research
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