6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility

Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I might have seen a specialist sooner.” Syrtash’s experience reveals a truth fertility specialists want more people to know: You don’t have to be actively trying to get pregnant in order to think about your fertility. Most women and men don’t learn they have fertility problems until they’re trying to conceive ― but in many cases, the clues were there long before. However, there’s a lot you can do to take care of your fertility, experts say. The trick is to start thinking about it early. “Our biological window is narrow ― about 10 years if you’re not going to get pregnant in college or immediately after,” says Dr. Janelle Luk of Neway Fertility, a Manhattan fertility center. “So if the window is narrow, and you don’t know any of this ― that you have fibroids or heavy bleeding ...
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Authors: Quintos A, Naranjo M, Kelly C, Quan SF, Sharma S Abstract PURPOSE: The HoSMed Database recently demonstrated a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in hospitalized obese patients. Based on a long-term follow-up, this study showed an improved survival among patients who were adherent with the therapy. In this post-hoc analysis we explore the characteristics, associations, and mortality outcome of OSA in the African American (AA) population. METHODS: These subset analyses included obese AA patients screened in the hospital as high-risk for OSA. Stepwise logistic regression analysis was used t...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We describe a 73-year-old man with a giant ICA aneurysm arising from the petrous portion and presenting as epistaxis. The patient had no history of trauma or clotting disorders. Computed tomography angiography demonstrated a giant petrous carotid aneurysm and erosion of a part of the left temporal bone. The patient was treated by trapping of the aneurysm with high-flow bypass using a radial artery. From an anatomical view point, rupture of ICA aneurysms of this portion might be caused by thinness of the bone partition between the ICA and the sphenoidal sinus. It should be noted that petrous carotid aneurysms are usually as...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Maraolo AE, Gentile I, Buonomo AR, Pinchera B, Borgia G Abstract Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main public health problems across the globe, since almost one third of the world population presents serological markers of contact with the virus. A profound impact on the epidemiology has been exerted by universal vaccination programmes in many countries, nevertheless the infection is still widespread also in its active form. In the areas of high endemicity (prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen positivity> 7%), mother-to-child transmission represents the main modality of infection spr...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
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Abstract Primordial dwarfism (PD) is a group of rare genetically heterogeneous disorders consisted of disorders with intrauterine growth retardation continued through the life. SOFT syndrome with characteristics of short stature, onychodysplasia, facial dysmorphism, and hypotrichosis has been presented as a subtype of PD. Only 20 cases of SOFT syndrome have been reported in world to date, but none of them were not in Iran. Our case was 6.5-year-old girl with a complaint of growth retardation including height of 97 cm (Z = -4.6 standard deviation [SD]) and weight of 14 kg (Z = -4 SD) referred to growth clinic. She ...
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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrior abortion reduces the subsequent development of GH and PE in primiparous women.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONOur findings strengthen the hypothesis postulating that oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction are key factors in the pathophysiology of PE. More prospective studies are highly warranted to further investigate the role of mtDNA in PE and assess the usefulness as a possible biomarker for PE.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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