Fertility Fitness

 

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

Article Published in Fit For Life , The Star (14th May 2017)http://www.star2.com/health/wellness/2017/05/14/fit-to-be-fertile/

“ The word fitness is synonymous with healthy lifestyle . What about fertility fitness ? ”

Fitness is part of our lifestyle. This concept is widely accepted thanks to our health educational efforts. Fitness and healthy lifestyle is commonly associated with prevention of lifestyle related diseases. Many healthcare campaigns over the years have proven effective in reducing the disease burden in our society. Despite all these efforts , how many of us are aware of fertility fitness ?

What is fertility fitness

Fertility is the state of being fertile . Fertile is the  ability of every men and women to produce offsprings or children. Fitness is a condition of being physically fit and healthy.

 

Therefore, fertility fitness is a condition where a man and woman is physically fit and healthy to produce children.

Fertility fitness also encompass ‘emotional fitness’ to be ready and able to embrace parenthood.

Why fertility fitness 

It is a well known fact that fertility rate is declining . This fact is true for both men and women. In other words, the rate of male and female infertility is rising in the last 10 years.

All of us might agree that prevention is better than cure. This is true for health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. We take care of our food and physical fitness to ‘avoid’ developing those conditions.

However, when it comes to fertility health , we tend to  pay attention to it when we are facing difficulty conceiving (infertility). We prefer to ‘treat’ infertility rather than ‘prevent’ infertility.

You may ask , “If I pay attention to fertility fitness ,can I avoid infertility ?” .

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Fertility & Gynaecology E-newsletter : Vol 1 (April 2017)

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

This is the first volume of my fertility & gynaecology e-newsletter .

Click here to download pdf version : With Dr A newsletter (pdf).

The full article written in the e-newsletter can be read here : https://dragilan.com/2017/02/24/difficult-second-pregnancy-dr-agilan-arjunan-fertility-specialist-kl-fertility-centre-malaysia/

 

Fertility Forum : Towards Parenthood: IUI or IVF ?”

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

This fertility forum focuses on factors ( both male and female) that determine a couple’s choice of fertility treatment. Learn important information that will help you to take your next fertility step confidently.

Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant Again ?

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

 

Mrs M walked into the clinic with her beautiful daughter Maya, aged 5 . She is a happily married woman and conceived Maya within their first 6 months of marriage. Her pregnancy was well and Maya was delivered via a caesarean delivery.

The obvious question popped up in my mind, “ How can I help you ?”

“ Well one ain’t enough and we have been trying for a second child for the past one and a half years. I just don’t understand why i am not getting pregnant. I got pregnant with Maya easily. Surely we are not suffering from infertility. But why it is not happening again ?”

She is just one out of many women who find it difficult to believe that they are struggling for a second child or what is medically known as secondary subfertility.

What leads to secondary subfertility ? Let’s find out why.

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Towards Parenthood : IUI or IVF ?

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

 

Up coming event . Do not miss this chance to get all important information that will help you to decide which treatment suits you the best , IUI or IVF .

Topics covered include factors of both Female and Male Infertility and how  these will influence your treatment options to maximise your outcome.