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

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

Fertility Genetics Simplified

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

The science involved in the treatment of infertility has rapidly advanced in the past few years . This advancement is clearly seen in the field of In-Vitro Fertilisation or IVF.

Current technology enables us to look into the genetics of human reproduction. Genetic testing also provides answers to infertility; and in some cases solutions.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening ( PGS)

IVF involves creating embryos in an IVF laboratory and replacing the embryo/embryos back into the womb.

Traditionally an embryo is graded based on its morphology ( external appearance under a microscope). The embryo/embryos with the best gradings is/are transferred back into the womb.

A morphologically-normal embryo with the best grading does not necessarily indicate that the embryo is genetically normal ( euploid embryo).

A genetically-normal embryo will lead to a successful pregnancy , assuming there are no other factors contributing to a failed embryo implantation or pregnancy.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGS) looks at the genetic normality of the embryo prior to an embryo transfer procedure.

Embryos are typically grown up to 3 to 6 days before the biopsy is performed.

Biopsy of the embryos are done when the embryo is either 3 days old or when they have reached Day 5 or 6 , known as a blastocyst.

Biopsy of the blastocyst is usually preferred because more cells are obtained from the embryo thus increasing the chances of the PGS to be performed successfully.

To be able to perform the biopsy, a small opening is made on the outer layer of the embryo , using either mechanical, chemical or laser technology.

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Male Infertility : Astro VBuzz

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

 

Watch my interview on Astro VBuzz  on male infertility. This interview in done in conjunction with Movember (Male health month in November).

Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEj8W7f4E3Y

Fertility Forum : Men’s Health & Fatherhood

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

 

Journey towards parenthood is shared equally by both partners. At times, the problems encountered are not related to the women alone.

This public forum aims to understand and explore common health issues related to men in achieving parenthood.

We will share with you issues related to men’s health and how it can be solved.

We hope this will bring you closer to your dreams of holding your little one in your hands…

See you soon!