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Is amlodipine beneficial for women with PCOS?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether amlodipine (Norvasc) can improve blood flow to the ovaries in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This study found that patients given amlodipine had improved blood flow and higher rates of pregnancy during treatment with clomiphene citrate (Clomid). Some background PCOS is a female metabolic...

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Does DNA damage in sperm contribute to infertility?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the impact of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) on male fertility. The authors concluded that SDF is a marker of male infertility. Some background During conception, sperm deliver DNA (genetic material) that becomes part of the embryo. Breaks in DNA produce small pieces called fragments. This is called SDF. Studies...

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Does stress contribute to infertility?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the association between mental health and infertility in women, including depression and anxiety. Some background Infertility can affect as many as 12% of couples trying to conceive. This can lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Often, patients do not share their struggles with friends...

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Does physiological stress affect pregnancy outcomes in women with unexplained infertility?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if stress is associated with pregnancy outcomes in women with unexplained infertility. They found that stress was associated with a higher risk of negative pregnancy outcomes. Some background Infertility is a growing problem worldwide. Understanding the cause of infertility can allow doctors to treat it. In some...

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Low vitamin D is linked to poor fertility outcomes for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated vitamin D (vitD) levels in patients undergoing ovarian stimulation (OS).  They found that low vitD reduced the chance of live birth in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some background Infertility can have a number of causes. One cause of infertility is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These...

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Treating infertility: is letrozole more effective than clomiphene for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if letrozole (Femara) improves fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. They found that letrozole was not superior to clomiphene (Clomid) in treating infertility in these women. Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can lead to infertility. It is...

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