Diabetes type 1 and fertility in men

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Avatar f tn Congratulations on trying to conceive! I was being treated with Metformin for my diabetes risk and irregular cycles. For women, Metformin can also make them super fertile (odd side effect) while regulating blood sugars. I'm not familiar with men and fertility issues, so I did a quick search and found this: Male Infertility & Diabetes DCS: What about diabetes and infertility as it is related to males? Does it cause fertility issues in men, too? Dr. Falcone: Yes.
Avatar n tn tightness in knees, especially behind knee, joint pains, arthritis, loss of muscle mass, neck pain and tension, muscle weakness, edema in feet and ankles, dry skin. My doctor is starting me on 1/2 dosage strength of Synthroid and building it up in dosage over the next 21 days to finally arrive at .1 MG RX. Then we will retest from there. My life has been a nightmare with this. The main control I had been using was light doses of Ibuprofien.
Avatar n tn However, there are many factors to consider that can affect this outlook such as the risks for medical conditions like autoimmune diseases(type 1 diabetes, lupus, and hypothyroidism); obesity; osteoporosis; lymphoma and others. At this point, it is difficult to say which conditions will be present in the future. It is important that careful and consistent monitoring of his health and that there is early treatment of any problems that may occur.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500 mg/day of metformin. Just wondering if any of you have taken this, and if so, have you experienced any weight loss?
Avatar n tn Im using the original DHEA i'll check the brand name and tell you. I take 1X 25mg in the morning and 1 in the evening. Im self medicating on it so im scared to increase the dose. I just want to prepare myself in advance for our next IVF. Good luck to both of you.
Avatar n tn Hot water bottles and heating pads are blessings. I've got a heating pad in my lap at work as I type - it's most beneficial, and there is no pain whatsoever. Yeah, see what the urinalysis shows, I'm willing to bet we have similar readings. How long have you had these symptoms? I'm going on one year, but it sounds like it's been much longer for you. I'm surprised none of your docs gave you an analysis of this type, or at least a recent one.
Avatar f tn Multi-vitamin supplements and fertility supplement designed to enhance fertility and improve reproductive health of women and men can be taken. Also proper control of diabetes in your husband will help. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I went to see my doctor today and from the cultures done last time finally I found out I have strep B, the doctor was very understanding and has now given me a course of penacilin and 2 tablets to avoid getting a yeast infection - 1 to take before the penacilin and 1 to take at the end of the course. I too am trying to research on the net but keep finding info for pregnant women.. I am 27 and definitely NOT pregnant.
Avatar m tn A study out of Harvard School of Public Health found just a half serving of soy per day was enough to slash sperm count by 40 percent in healthy males. Large amounts of soy can drastically reduce testosterone, according to a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; researchers found that men who had 120 mg of soy a day saw the decrease. ( I said Soy wasn't good for men and woman for a number of years! Only fermented soy is OK! Soy is in everything.
Avatar n tn s, my yeast test was negative. I also have herpes simplex 1 which I've had for about 4 years and have only had 1 outbreak in that time. Out of fear of experiencing another outbreak, I take Valtrex daily which reduces and shortens the length of time if I was ever to get another. my Dr. says that it doesn't look really like an out break at all, and it certainly doesn't feel like how I remembered it to feel like. No one knows what this is and why I keep feeling like this.
Avatar f tn ” One clinical trial finds bovine colostrum supplement to increase serum IGF-1 concentration in athletes. IGF-1 is a growth factor that speeds up protein synthesis and slows catabolism. Certain immune factors and antibodies also fight a variety of organisms, allergens, or toxins including pneumonia, candida, and flu. Constituent lactoferrin prevents pathogens from getting the iron they need to flourish.
363243 tn?1331037450 i have more hair then alot of men even do... and i am the girly girl type, this is just so frustrating. not a day goes by that i dont get furious and cry about this. i dont even wear my hair up anymore, because i dont want it to be more obvious for people to stare at. i've even become paranoid of going outside in daylight, or bright lights... because i dont want people to notice it. i cant wear low cut shirts. i dont even let me boyfriend touch my neck face or chest.... it hurts me so bad.
Avatar n tn All I know is that I need to find out what causes this because it is starting to freak me out. I have always been in good health and Cancer and Diabetes are the only diseases in my family history. And that doesn't happen until they are 55 and older. If anybody has any information that could help, please resond. And If I find anything out I will too resond.
Avatar n tn I may get a burst of sharp pains in my temples usually one side, it can happen for a few seconds and repeat for a minute or so. I may get a pain in my knee and then minutes later in my finger, or shoulder or wherever it wants to be. The thing is I am a mental health nurse and keep thinking am I going mad. My partner is sympathetic but gets a bit tired of me mentioning pains 5 or 6 times a night. I'm tired all the time and don't know where to turn.
Avatar n tn First of all, hcg (injections, subcutaneous) has been around for decades, and like many other pharmaceutical agents, it has many uses. Yes, its helpful for men in testicular issues, in women with infertility, and has been used in other ways like prevention or lowering painful menses in patients with Endometriosis. There are many agents that have numerous uses, for example benadryll. Its used for allergies, sleep aids, colds...and on and on.
358971 tn?1330892575 I'm sure the closer you are to 35 the chances decline and become closer to the 1 in 100 figure. However, anyone at any time can have a baby with chromosomal problems. My friend has fertility problems even at 27 and I have been with her to appointments etc. and this is how I know this. She has been ttc for 2 years...poor thing!
Avatar n tn I thought it was bleeding between periods, so I went to the doctor, I also was put on birth control pills, had an pelvic ultra sound as well as blood work, sad to say this did not help and my pap came back good, I live in a very small community and my Doctor actually was angry when I told her I no longer wished to take the birth control, (I am 42 and my tubes have been tied,)she basically told me to find another doctor , I have another appt.
Avatar f tn Was also diagnosed with HepC in 11/07, and the blood results were that it was so low it was undectable. Also had a liver biopsy in May 08, but did not get results back yet.Add high blood pressure and high cholesterol to that. Now, since I had to have medical clearance for the hysperoscopy, the Dr took and EKG in her clinical office, and said I needed to have a stress test done. I REFUSED. She said she "thinks", from reading the EKG that something is wrong with my heart.
Avatar f tn In fact, a number of studies have shown that Vitamin D has a direct impact on the reproductive organs in both men and women. In men, it works to help produce more testosterone, the hormone responsible for making sperm. In women, vitamin D works directly on the ovaries, helping to regulate how estrogen is used to help egg follicles mature and grow. Vitamin D also appears to play a role in how estrogen acts in the uterus, particularly in regard to development of the lining.
Avatar m tn It appears the doctor thought that the case is from a female member. A high level of both LH and FSH in men could generally mean a problem with testicular function. Also, a high level of prolactin may point to a cyst in the pituitary and an MRI may be required for confirmation. However, in your case, these symptoms may be due to a combined effect of hypothyroid, Diabetes and also due to the side effects of some of the medications.
Avatar f tn Evening Primrose is not really a primrose, but it gets its name from that flower because the plant looked similar to an English Primrose. The oil is rich in Vitamin E just like olives and nuts are. In addition, evening primrose oil also has gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. People that have difficulty creating in this fatty acid in their own bodies can benefit from its use. The Europeans were one of the first to make it popular.
Avatar f tn Its adaptogenic actions help normalize hormones. Maca is used to increase fertility and libido in both men and women by its effects of decreasing estrogen, increasing progesterone and unbinding testosterone, according to the research. You can read some more about Maca here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/maca-study-reveals-increase-in-sperm-production-and-libido.html If you wish to purchase some maca, you can get some here: http://www.tipsgettingpregnant.com/maca.
Avatar n tn My ob-gyn told me my hormone levels were fine, I thought well they can't be that fine if I wake up drenched in sweat all along my hair line and down my breasts. Men don't read this right they might like that specific comment? LOL....No but anyhoot I'm tired of feeling like I'm crazy and that my hormones are normal for me, they might be in the normal range for someone my age and weight and whatever else they go of off, but they make me feel anything but normal, especially since I am only 31.
Avatar m tn 50,51,70 What Is the Scientific Evidence for Vitamin B 12 ? Vitamin B 12 deficiencies in men can lead to reduced sperm counts and lowered sperm mobility. For this reason, B 12 supplements have been tried for improving fertility in men with abnormal sperm production. In one double-blind study of 375 infertile men, supplementation with vitamin B 12 produced no benefits on average in the group as a whole.
Avatar f tn I would always eat organic if I could, and I would always try and avoid overly processed food of any type, and I would try not to eat the same food over and over. Soy is a common allergen, so there's that as well. There are also a lot of legumes out there, that, when combined with a whole grain, provide a whole protein, so there's no need for anyone to think soy is necessary for health. It isn't.
Avatar n tn ) and doing surgery on thursday to remove scar tissue (so less risk of miscarriage) and then starting fertility shots in two weeks and IVF in four weeks. I was so sad about the egg situation...adjusting to the realization that I will be lucky to have one healthy baby, But also so thankful to know what I am dealing with and have a plan of action. I can't beleive that FSH test is not part of the regular annual checkup after 30.
Avatar n tn I'm so tired of being a human pin cushion with all of the fertility drugs. I go in on the 18th for my progesterone blood draw and I get an hcg booster shot the same day. Then it's ten days from the 18th before I can test. I'm so praying it worked this time. What better early Christmas gift than a new baby!! It would be the ultimate gift, better than anything money can buy (even diamonds!!). Hope all you ladies who are preggo and ttc are having a nice day. I'm in such a good mood today.
181575 tn?1250202386 Notes on "On-Treatment Management Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis B" Clinical Care Options, by Ira Jacobson. 1.
478429 tn?1265247987 A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace. A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey… But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
Avatar m tn I experience health anxiety and have become somewhat of a hypochondriac quite often too.