Clinical study suggests using Korean red ginseng to improve semen quality in males with fertility problems

(Natural News) Korean red ginseng has traditionally been consumed to improve the healthy functions of the body. A study offered evidence that it could enhance the production of sperm, making it a potential remedy for men with varicocele-related infertility problems. Varicocele is a condition where the veins inside the scrotum become larger than usual. Similar to a...
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Lots of patients with a low sperm count are seen by a gynecologist , who then advises them to do an IUI treatment because they don't have anything better to offer them.However, because their sperm count is poor, they refer the patient to an andrologist/ urologist .Many urologists are clueless about male infertility treatment , because they specialize in doing other things , such as removing prostates and treating kidney stones. This is why most of them aren't very interested in treating the infertile man, because they are primarily surgeons who like operating. And honest urologists know there is little they can offer ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Contributors : Jing-Jing Zhang ; Xiaoyan Liu ; Yi-Liang MiaoSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensSTUDY QUESTION: Does maternal age affect the maturated oocyte quality and the fol-lowing development after fertilization in human? SUMMARY ANSWER: Maternal age affects the quality of maturated oocytes by altering the stored mRNA levels in human, such as TOP2B. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Intracellular mRNAs in maturated oocytes are tran-scripted from the maternal genome during oogenesis and important for the zygotic genome activation (ZGA) after fertilization. Microarray data showe...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study did not detect a difference in implantation, clinical pregnancy or live birth rates; however, the lack of difference in this study may be because it was underpowered.Clinical trials registrationsgov: NCT01983423
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Condition:   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Drug: Triptorelin acetate Sponsors:   Peking University People's Hospital;   West China Hospital;   Peking University First Hospital;   The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University;   Henan Provincial Hospital;   The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University;   First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Me dical University;   Jiangxi Maternal and Child Health Hospital;   Second Affiliated Hospital ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH agonist (GONAPEPTYL);   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH antagonist (CETROTIDE) Sponsor:   Ferring Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Drug: Triptorelin acetate Sponsors:   Peking University People's Hospital;   West China Hospital;   Peking University First Hospital;   The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University;   Henan Provincial Hospital;   The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University;   First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Me dical University;   Jiangxi Maternal and Child Health Hospital;   Second Affiliated Hospital ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH agonist (GONAPEPTYL);   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH antagonist (CETROTIDE) Sponsor:   Ferring Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Drug: Triptorelin acetate Sponsors:   Peking University People's Hospital;   West China Hospital;   Peking University First Hospital;   The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University;   Henan Provincial Hospital;   The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University;   First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Me dical University;   Jiangxi Maternal and Child Health Hospital;   Second Affiliated Hospital ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH agonist (GONAPEPTYL);   Drug: FE 999049 + GnRH antagonist (CETROTIDE) Sponsor:   Ferring Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion(s)The presence of lipid receptors/transporters and HSL in human spermatozoa suggests their role in the process of maturation/capacitation. The changes in the expression of lipid receptors/transporters and the lack of the 130-kDa HSL isoform in obese patients prevent the hydrolysis of cholesterol esters internalized by these receptors, and favor their accumulation in the cytoplasm of the spermatozoa that could contribute to lipotoxicity and infertility.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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