Archive for February 2014


Better understanding and treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects more than 5 million women in the USA. Common symptoms of PCOS include acne, excess facial and body hair growth (also called hirsutism), overweight/obesity, insulin resistance, and abnormal menstrual periods. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility. Women with PCOS are also at a higher risk of […]

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Some simple ways to enhance male fertility

A recent article on compiled the results from several studies to provide advice for men wanting to boost their fertility. The article highlights a number of diet and lifestyle factors could boost a man’s fertility and increase a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant: weight, diet, exercise, and a reduction in alcohol intake and smoking. […]

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I’m 32 years old and have been trying to conceive for over 8 months. My doctor has done a number of basic tests including TSH, T3 and T4, iron, etc. and says everything looks normal except my TSH levels which are a bit high at 2.98 mU/L. Could you please help me understand the relationship between thyroid levels and pregnancy?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. We should start with some background information on the thyroid gland. The gland is located in the neck close to the voice box (larynx). Its role is to release thyroid hormone (called T4 or thyroxine), which controls […]

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App helps track fertility and ovulation to promote or prevent pregnancy

The Glow app was launched in early 2013 in order to help women who are trying to conceive by tracking menstruation cycles and sexual activity levels. The app also provides tips about what type of food to eat, what vitamins to take, and indicates when a woman’s fertility window is – when they should be […]

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