Category Archives: Fertility

Improve Your Semen Quality with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 18th, 2022

improve semen quality with omega 3 supplements 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes The evidence from the study we’ll be discussing is still considered inconclusive, but it suggests that semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in young men can be improved with omega-3s. The study was conducted by Tina Kold Jensen, Ph.D., from the University of Southern Denmark. Jensen and her colleagues are quoted as saying that the findings “suggest that intake of fish oil supplements was associated with better testicular function…” Fish Oil Supplements Improve Semen Quality The young men in the study in the control group took fish oil supplements to test this theory with omega-3s. Certain fish species are very … Read more »

Causes of Male Infertility

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 24th, 2021

sperm count analysis 209x300Reading Time: 5 minutes It may seem simple, but the process of conception is somewhat complicated even for men. For a man to conceive, some thresholds must be met: A man must have healthy sperm, capable of fertilization. This requires the adequate release of testosterone, as well as other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. That sperm has to be able to mix with semen and pass through the tubes of the vas deferens without obstruction. He must produce a sufficient amount of sperm to have a significant chance of conception. The lower a man's sperm count is, the harder it will … Read more »

Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated with Long-Term Health and Wellness

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 23rd, 2021

masculinity 300x200Reading Time: 5 minutes We all know how vital testosterone is for establishing masculinity and preserving health in the short term. However,  it is becoming more apparent that experiencing issues with testosterone levels and fertility earlier in life can impact one's health later in life. In a study produced by the academic publication Fertility and Sterility, evidence has been provided that shows that men that have issues with conception and sexual health earlier in life are more prone to a variety of health issues later in life. This study was a data-analysis conducted by Stanford University, in which 9,400 male patients were evaluated. Patients … Read more »

Preventing Infertility and Testicular Shrinkage with HCG Injections

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 22nd, 2021

testicle shrinkage varicocele disease 300x199Reading Time: 3 minutes Preventing Testicular Shrinkage with HCG (For Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T) One of the most embarrassing and frustrating issues associated with either aging in men or testosterone restoration for men is testicular atrophy. There are many reasons why testicles shrink; one has to do with the natural aging process in men. Also, the testes produce less testosterone as a result of the body receiving a flush of testosterone from an outside source (when undergoing testosterone therapy), and this causes the testes to reduce their function significantly, and this also causes the testicles to shrink dramatically. Some studies have … Read more »

Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) for Low-T and Infertility

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 20th, 2021

enclomiphene citrate androxal TRT 199x300Reading Time: 3 minutes While testosterone therapy is a fantastic tool in the arsenal against low-T and andropause, there are other options available for testosterone replacement. One group for whom testosterone therapy is particularly problematic is men that are looking to conceive. Bio-identical testosterone effectively takes over for almost every aspect of natural testosterone production. Unfortunately, however, testosterone therapy temporarily suppresses fertility for the duration of the treatment. This inevitably leads men with fertility-needs to seek other treatment. Why Does Testosterone Therapy Lead to Temporary Infertility? In a closed system, the body produces testosterone when the hypothalamus receives input to produce more testosterone. The … Read more »