Infertility : How To Service Your Male or Female Fertility Organs

Health

I have put a myriad of topics together, all under one umbrella.
Please though its long
Leader are readers  I don’t want you missing salient points

When talking about infertility we often think of the big things.. PCOS, fibroid, Infection etc but some little things wreck more havoc than the big one……

CERVICAL MUCOUS
Let’s start with cervical mucous
Did you know that cervical mucous is important for fertility?  most women think its just for the ease of penetration for intercourse, I’m wet ” or “my body is moved,,” but its not only for that. Cervical mucous a woman produces actually helps in conception efforts. Here’s how…
The cervix produces different types of mucous depending on where a woman is at in her menstrual cycle. Just after menstruation, the cervix produces a fluid that is thick and acidic which is designed to prevent sperm from entering the vagina. This is known as infertile mucous.

Fertile cervical mucous (CM), also known as cervical fluid (CF) is produced by your cervix as ovulation approaches. Cervical mucous is necessary for allowing the sperm to swim freely through the cervix.

In order to support healthy cervical mucous production we must consider herbs that supply essential fatty acids, especially omega-6. Herbs that are demulcent and bitter are supportive of mucous membrane function. We must also be sure to stay hydrated When talking of hydration,  water green tea, roobios tea  are  good. Carbonated drinks are a No! No!!
Herbs that increase circulation to the genitals may also be helpful.
Like
Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis): High in omega-6 essential fatty acids, Borage seed oil works to increase cervical mucous and balance hormones.

Dandelion leaf and root (Taraxacum officinale): This bitter herb is stimulating to the mucous membranes, which causes them to secrete fluids. Dandelion is a very nutritive herb, helping to support liver health for hormonal balance.

Evening Primrose Oil, cold pressed seed (Oenothera biennis): This oil is high in omega-6 essential fatty acids. It works to increase cervical mucous and balance hormones.

Premium quality Solution To Infertility from Swissgarde South Africa in Nigeria. For More Information call Swissgarde Independent Distributor Felix Joshua +2347038574473, 08074256315 in Port harcourt Lagos Warri Sapele Ughelli Asaba Benin Aba Owerri Enugu Uyo Abuja Onitsha Jos Kaduna Kano Gombe Nasarawa Lokoja

CERVICAL MUCOUS CONT
For women that have low or no cervical fluid, it is harder for the sperm to reach the vagina and beyond for conception. In some cases there may not be a friendly environment for the sperm to sustain themselves. A woman may have
developed antisperm antibodies,  (ASA)
have some type of infection (yeast or bacterial infection, STD)
, or may eat a diet high in acidic foods which may cause Cervical Hostility.

CAUSES OF LOW CERVICAL MUCOUS
Not enough water intake each day
.Poor circulation to the reproductive organs; sedentary lifestyle.
Hormonal imbalance may cause changes to the entire menstrual cycle, which may inhibit production of fertile cervical mucous.
 Both low progesterone and estrogen levels may cause low cervical mucous production.
Fertility medications containing hormones can alter fertile cervical mucous production.
Cervical fibroid (very rare) also can be a factor

NATURAL OPTIONS FOR INCREASING CERVICAL MUCOUS

▶Drink a lot of water throughout the day. This may be all you need, drink more water. Cervical mucous is made up of 90% water so drink up to 8 glasses a day

▶Be sure you are getting enough essential fatty acids each day in your diet. If you cannot get these through the foods you are eating, you may want to consider taking a complete omega supplement which contains omega 3, 6 and 9.(Omega plus)

▶Supplementation of L-Arginine helps to promote cervical mucous by supporting the production of nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels and helps to increase blood flow to the uterus, ovaries, and genitals. (SH&N)

▶Many herbs can support the health of our mucous membranes, including how they function. Many of those same herbs also support hormonal balance, which is necessary for appropriate cervical fluid changes.
Asparagus, St Johns Wort, Dandelion, Borage oils Spirulina, wheat germ ( 40+ women, Omega +, Buchu, royal jelly and immune booster)

If at all you use a lubricant to aid sex  avoid perfumed lubricants and opt for a natural brand

Remember the. production of healthy cervical mucous is vital for conception, as it supports the sperm in reaching the ova.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND INFERTILITY

When talking to couples don’t be afraid to ask about their sleep patterns
You spend the night  thinking about TTC, you toss and turn and by morning you are drained…..you are sleep deprived. Recent research is demonstrating a rather clear connection between sleep deprivation and infertility. It looks like one of the best things you can do for your  mental, emotional and physical wellbeing  – including your fertility prospects – is to get a good night’s sleep..

Sleep deprivation affect FSH levels  Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) controls the menstrual cycle and (ideally) is at its highest levels right before a woman ovulates. Studies that track women’s sleeping habits have drawn a correlation between the two. Women who average a healthy amount of sleep each night (about 7 – 9 hours) had FSH levels as much as 20% higher than women who averaged six or fewer hours per night. This relationship exists regardless of the women’s ages or weight
Don’t let your affinity for late night TV  affect  your fertility
 A fact that is not well known is light pollution can affect egg viability When  you sleep your body produces melatonin – a hormone that regulates sleeping and waking cycles. Did you know that, melatonin is also responsible for protecting eggs when they are close to ovulation, guarding against free-radicals and other degenerative entities. If you are someone who sleeps with lights on, who checks their cell phone every time it buzzes, or has the TV on non-stop, your body’s melatonin cycles get all screwed up. This, in turn, can prevent your egg  from getting the protection they need, resulting in damaged eggs that are then rejected by the body or can wind up being the cause of a miscarriage.
Please let’s stop worrying and  make the necessary changes to establish a healthy sleep pattern and get your circadian – and hormonal – rhythm back on track.

SPERM COUNT AND HEALTH

When it comes to infertility people assume its ithe woman who is to blame for problems or delays in conceiving a baby.
The fact is about half of all infertility obstacles are contributed by men.
Secondly it is believed   that sperm health is just about numbers – or sperm count. And while a healthy sperm count is a vital dimension of male fertility, there are clearly many other physiological factors like motility and morphology (called sperm parameters) that are equally important

Sperm count is the number (or concentration) of sperm that should be present/measurable in a given sample. The W H O provides that the benchmark for a “normal” count is 20 million sperm per milliliter – given a total semen volume of 2 ml Sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen

While sperm count is clearly vital, numbers are not everything. Sperm must be
 able to swim in a sustained, forward manner.
They must be normally shaped.
And they must exhibit metabolic attributes that promote longevity, speed, or endurance.

A low sperm count is a called oligospermia.  A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia

DIAGNOSIS OF LOW SPERM COUNT & QUALITY

Men have very few tests but should endeavor to do at least

🔸Sperm analysis (SFA)
🔸Culture test
🔸Hormonal assay
🔸Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
🔸Blood work to test for autoimmune disorder or anti sperm antibody.

These tests can give an insight into how to get started with your fertility treatment.

Factors that can cause any of the sperm parameters  to be out of synch can be medical, environmental or life style choices

MEDICAL
Low sperm count can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments. Some of these include:

Varicocele.  is a swelling of the veins that drain the testicle.

Infections (STI’s ) can interfere with sperm production/ health

Ejaculation problems .
 Retrograde ejaculation

Certain medications  might result in ejaculatory problems.  (Blood pressure medicine)

Antibodies that attack sperm. (ASA)Anti-sperm antibodies

.Tumors. Cancers and nonmalignant tumors
Surgery, radiation or chemotherapy

Undescended testicles.

Hormone imbalances.

Defects of tubules that transport sperm.

Chromosome defects  Inherited disorders such as Klinefelter’ disorder or cystic fibrosis

Celiac disease. A digestive disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten.

ENVIRONMENTAL

 Extended exposure to industrial chemicals

Heavy metal exposure.

Radiation or X-rays exposure

Overheating the testicles. Elevated temperatures impair sperm production and function. Please note
 sitting for long periods,
 wearing tight clothing
or working on a laptop computer for long stretches of time can increase the temperature

LIFESTYLE

Drug use. Anabolic steroids  cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production reduces

Alcohol use. Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels and cause decrease sperm

Occupation. Certain occupations might be linked with infertility, e.g  welding  truck driving , okada riders and many desk jobs

Tobacco smoking.

Emotional stress.

Weight. Obesity can impair fertility in several ways.

. A sperm defect is present when sperm are irregularly shaped, have poor motility or low sperm count. It takes more than looking at sperm under the microscope to assess the ability of the sperm to fertilize the female’s eggs.
When a semenal analysis is done, normal semen levels have been defined as follows:

Volume: 1ml to 5ml or more
Concentration: 20 million/ml or more
Motility: 50% or more
Morphology: 30% or more normal shapes (WHO criteria)
Clumping: minimal
Presence of white or red blood cells: minimal
No hyperviscosity (Thickening of seminal fluid)

Results  outside of these parameters probability that there is a case of male factor infertility, but it does not provide any guarantees.

Very frequent intercourse can lead to the demand exceeding the supply. There are quite a number of infertile men whose sex drive is such that they must ejaculate 2-3 times a day thus giving them a lower sperm count.

The following herbs have been shown to increase not only sperm count, but the overall health, motility and morphology of sperm.

 Ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius): Ginseng may support a healthy sex drive, help with erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance in men. It strengthens the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis, aiding hormonal balance, stress management and immune function.

Bee Propolis: Bee propolis(royal jelly) has been shown to be extremely anti-inflammatory and promotes proper hormonal balance in males and female.
 It not only  increases libido
• Support egg and sperm health
• Diminish and reduce the signs of aging
• it reduces inflammation caused by illness or injury
• and naturally boosts the bodies immune system
. Antisperm antibodies can be present in woman as an allergic reaction to sperm, thus triggering immune response to attack the sperm. These antisperm antibodies can also be present in men as well, where their bodies attack their own sperm Bee propolis prevents destruction by ASA

Horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum): An aphrodisiac, Epimedium increases sexual desire and performance. The active ingredient Icariin has been shown to increase nitric oxide; increasing circulation to the extremities. It has also been shown useful in aiding a sustained erection.

Ginkgo leaves (Ginkgo biloba): Ginkgo is considered the #1 remedy for erectile dysfunction. It increases circulation and is high in antioxidants.

Maca root (Lepidium meyenii): Men who use maca have been seen to have an increased libido and healthy sperm. Additionally, increased seminal volume, sperm count per ejaculate, and sperm motility have been observed.

Saw Palmetto  (Serenoa repens): Saw Palmetto is traditionally used for improving prostate health, impotence, testicular atrophy and improved sex drive in men..

Men should take care of their semen and sperm  the trace element ZINC  is essential and will be looked at
Before that
 Rev up , Royal jelly , memovite and 40+ men are essential to sperm health.
Double power for libidos
Immune booster for boosting immune system to provide healthy sperm

Let me leave you with this
SELF HELP TIPS FOR EASY   CONCEPTION

Fertility doesn’t always come easily, or naturally. The more you can do to optimize your lifestyle around these fertility tips, the better. The good news is that the majority of these tips are about more than just conception – they are about, taking note of  your physical health,ensuring adequate diet and getting enough exercise and rest.
So what can you do?
These  Tips can help to boost your odds so you can conceive  sooner, rather than later.

✳Get to know your body  it’s very important that you do so. Look for any signs, or symptoms of bigger problems such as, infection, endometriosis, PCOS or other conditions linked to infertility, or that can make it more difficult for you to conceive. The sooner you receive treatment, the better.

✳Stay away  from carbonated drinks, soda, excessive fruit juice, alcohol and the likes.Watching ones weight and ensuring stress levels are low is essential

✳Don’t wait for ovulation. Don’t make the mistake of  waiting until ovulating to have sex the viable window for conception is quite small – (only about 24 hours). Perhaps this is the reason sperm can live for up to 5+ days –  waiting for their target to arrive. Have sex prior to ovulation  to get as many sperm as possible past the   cervix.

✳Avoid cigarette smoke and toxins in all their forms. It’s not enough to just quit smoking, you need to remove yourself out of the path of cigarette smoke totally. Studies show a direct link between second and third hand smoke and infertility, as well as increased risk of miscarriages and infant health issues.

✳-Beware of toxins Many of the chemicals used pesticides  have been linked to infertility issues for both men and women. Some of them are endocrine-disruptors, which means they alter the way our bodies would normally produce and release hormones, a significant number of which
seem to affect reproductive hormones.

✴Drink lots of water and start your journey with a fertility cleanse. Get rid of  toxins , oxidants and  chemical consumption

✳Cultivate healthy sleep habits. Not only will you need it once your little bundle of joy has arrived,  healthy sleep habits have correlated successful conception. It turns out that both too little and too much sleep can have a direct result on fertility

.✳Live a healthy lifestyle. From diet to weight, your health is a key factor when it comes to fertility. Diet, obesity, chemical intake, exercise, etc. have all been linked to both fertility, as well as healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes.
Set your self in order, correcting these little things will help the big things overall

Fertility blessing to you.

Infertility : How To Service Your Male or Female  Fertility Organs Part 2
Please I crave your indulgence as I post this

       
           ZINC AND FERTILITY

Maintaining a healthy body that is ready  to conceive and carry a child requires getting just the right mix of nutrients. Unfortunately, far too many of us fail to provide our body with the fuel it needs to build strong cells and organs that are prepared for the job at hand.

A Zinc deficiency alone will not make you infertile, but it is a key factor in making many parts of the reproductive system work properly.
 Zinc is just one component, but it works with more than 300 different enzymes in the body to keep things working well.
Without zinc,
* your cells can not divide properly;
*your estrogen and progesterone levels can get out of balance
 *and your reproductive system may not be fully functioning.

In women, zinc has a vital role in many key reproductive
health areas including:

Egg production: a woman’s body needs a certain amount of zinc to produce mature eggs that are ripe for fertilization

Maintaining proper follicular fluid levels:
without enough fluid in the follicles, an egg can not travel the course through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus for implantation.

Hormone regulation: zinc is just one of the minerals that the body uses to keep hormone levels (like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone)  stable  It is especially important during stage 2 and 4 of a woman’s cycle.

Low levels of zinc have been directly linked to miscarriage in the early stages of a pregnancy

Zinc can help to reduce the size of fibroids. Since fibroids are a cause of infertility themselves, doing what you can to reduce their size can help to make getting pregnant easier for some women. Taking just 30 mg of zinc a day may help to decrease the size of inflamed fibroids.

As important as zinc levels are to a woman’s fertility, it is even  more vital to a man’s ability to get his partner pregnant.
 Considered one of the most important trace minerals to date for male fertility, increasing zinc levels in infertile men has been shown to
 boost sperm levels; improve the form, function and quality of male sperm
 and decrease male infertility.

When low levels of zinc are found in the male reproductive tract, a variety of disorders may present themselves.

Immature sperm: zinc is necessary in the creation of the outer membrane and tail of a sperm. Without it, the sperm can not mature to a stage that gives them the  mobility and strength to make the long journey through the vagina,  into the uterus for fertilization to take place.
Chromosomal changes: low levels of zinc may also be the reason chromosomal defects in the sperm which could cause a miscarriage even if fertilization and implantation do take place.

Zinc is one of those minerals that are absolutely essential to fertility in both men and women; yet research shows that few people these days get the right amount.

Our modern lifestyle doesn’t help either. Exposure to stress, pollution, alcohol and even cigarette smoke can also deplete our bodies of important zinc supplies.
 Which of our products contain this essential trace element
Diavite.         Defender
Eyebrite.       Rev Up
      Stress Active
40+ men.     Power powder.

Premium quality Solution To Infertility from Swissgarde South Africa in Nigeria. Available for sale from Swissgarde Agent / Distributors +2347038574473, 08074256315 in Port harcourt Lagos Warri Sapele Ughelli Asaba Benin Aba Owerri Enugu Uyo Abuja Onitsha Jos Kaduna Kano Gombe Nasarawa Lokoja