You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed Talking about IVF

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

“You need an IVF ?? ! “

Common reaction from those around you if you ever mention that you need an IVF to get pregnant.

The year is 2018 and yet we do not openly speak about IVF . Infertility and especially male infertility is still buried in shame.

This even happens in western countries such as USA.

Couple should not be ashamed or embarrassed when speaking about the need for fertility treatment, especially an IVF.

We are not ashamed when talking about diabetes or high blood pressure or any other medical condition. In fact we encourage those patients to deal and treat  their illness .

Why can’t we do the same when it comes to infertility ? ??

Wait for my article , in which I will be discussing about this “taboo’ topic of IVF stigma .

Read this :

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/chrissy-teigen-ivf-instagram-john-legend-luna-miles-in-vitro-fertilisation-a8418911.html

Eat More Nuts to Improve Sperm

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

Healthy eating has a positive impact on sperm quality improvement.

Recent study supports this theory. This research which was carried out on healthy fertile men shows that adding nuts in their daily diet improves sperm count and quality.

More importantly, it shows improvement in sperm DNA integrity , which is an important parameter in male infertility.

So in conclusion, you can start adding on some nuts in your daily diet to improve male infertility and your IVF success rate.

 

Source :

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/nut-diet-sperm-count-quality-increase-men-health-study-a8432296.html

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Silent Pain : Endometriosis

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

Pain relates to a neurological sensation causing emotional or physical discomfort. The endurance of pain not only limits the individuals capabilities but may alter their quality of life. Therefore, the pursue of relief is of outmost importance and need.

Pelvic pain is commonly associated with women and is one of the common reasons for a visit to the gynaecologist. The diligent gynaecologist conducts a through examination, orders several test as required, identifies the root cause and administers appropriate treatment. This task is carried out so that the pelvic pain is relieved and the women is back to her pain free lifestyle.

What if the medical examination and routine test by the gynaecologist yield normal results? In that case, what is the cause of the pelvic pain? Can the pain be relieved?

I am sure some women have gone through this similar predicament. They are quite familiar with the medical term “Endometriosis”. A condition related to pelvic pain that have silently been endured by these women.

What is Endometriosis ?

Endometriosis is a condition where the cells of the uterus ( womb) lining ( endometrium) is found outside of the womb. Endometriosis is often associated with cyclical period pain and sometimes  it leads to long term pelvic pain.

Deposits of endometriosis can be found anyway outside of the womb, namely on the innermost layer of the abdomen ( peritoneum) , ovaries , Fallopian tubes , bladder and large bowels.

In severe cases, it can also be found on the vaginal wall.

Continue reading “Silent Pain : Endometriosis”

Oral pills for Azoospermia

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

For men with Azoospermia ( no sperm in his ejaculate) , oral tablets can be used to ‘push’ sperm production in his testicles.

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However, before starting the tablets, men need to undergo initial fertility assessment to check for suitability of stating these medications.

If sperms seen in the ejaculate, they can be frozen and used for an IVF / ICSI later.

  Source: News Medical Life sciences