Diabetes, commonly described as a lifestyle disease , can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility, S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, told IANS.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorIANS Published: 16th Feb 2019 3:06 pmNew Delhi: Diabetes, commonly described as a ;lifestyle disease;, can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. "Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility, " S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, told.
"People should know if the medications they're taking to treat their diabetes could lead to serious cardiovascular harm. This calls for a paradigm shift in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes," said Dr Matthew O'Brien, lead author of the study which was published in the journal 'JAMA Network Open'. World Diabetes Day 2018: Lack of Interest in Sex, Infertility and Other Symptoms of Diabetes in Women. This is the first study to compare how each of the six major second line drugs impacts cardiovascular outcomes in Type 2 diabetes patients taking second diabetes medication. Basal insulin is engineered to release slowly over the course of the day, compared to the other type of insulin (prandial insulin), which is faster acting and intended to be taken before meals. World Heart Day 2018: How Does Diabetes Cause Heart Diseases In Indians At A Young Age?
Scientists from Queen 's University under Dr. Austen Slade found the relationship between the size of male penis and infertility. In the new study involved 85 representatives of the stronger sex, who appealed for help with various disorders in a specialized clinic. Of these, 25% were examined and treated for infertility, others have had problems with impotence, and testicular pain. Scholars interested in the length of the penis in erect state. Having measured it from every man, experts found an interesting pattern: men without disorders in the reproductive system the average penis size was 13.4 cm, and in men suffering from infertility, 12.5 cm.
As reported by the scientists, the infertility risks increase in men with penises by about a third of an inch shorter than the average measurement in those with no reproductive issues. "It may not be a striking difference, but there was a clear statistical significance. It remains to be determined if there are different penile length cut offs that would predict more severe infertility, " explained the study 's leading author, Dr. Austen Slade, a researcher at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
In a nut shell, Male infertility is defined as the male #39;s inability to cause pregnacy in a fertile female. Fertile female underlined. It affects approximately 7% of all men and accounts for 40 ndash;50% of infertility cases. Male infertility is commonly due to deficiencies in the semen, and semen quality is used as a surrogate measure of male fertility. The causes of male infertility are as many as the religions in the world and have been classified under testicular, pre testicular and post testicular causes. However, there are other causes such as immune infertility. Most men find it difficult to deal with male infertility and most at times hide under the shadow of causing a previous pregnancy in a past relationship or having had a child in a past relationship. Howbeit the reality still remains that my man; you cannot impregnate a fertile female if no intervention is made.Recently, a client approached me with a case of Oligoasthenozoospermia. Which is a combination of Oligospermia (decreased number of spermatozoa in semen) and Asthenozoospermia (reduced sperm motility). This is a clear case of lack of quantity and quality. I am sure by now you have a vivid idea as to why I captioned this write up this way. During my days at KNUST, there was this waakye seller located some few meters from my hostel. I patronized that waakye so much that I earned the nickname lsquo; 'quantity ” from my roommate. One day he inquired; lsquo; 'why do you always patronize that waakye joint ' '. My response was; lsquo; 'It 's not always about the quality but the quantity matters as well. To wit the waakye seller offered both quality and quantity hence my reason for patronizing it unabated since it won 't put any undue pressure on my pocket. Back to our discussion, the gentleman was so shy that he sent me his report through a third party. The details of the report I cannot share but the Comment at the tail end of the report read; lsquo; 'Oligoasthenozoospermia (normal volume of semen but low sperm count and less than 50% active sperm cells with forward progression). ' '
People who struggle to conceive or have problems with fertility they genrally opt for fertility treatments. Some common issues which can lead to infertility are Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, etc. For these reasons, people resort to fertility treatments like In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy. But recently, a study has claimed that fertility treatments may increase risks of autism in children.Autism is basically a mental condition which persists from early childhood. The condition causes difficulty in forming relationships and communicating with other people in terms of abstract concepts and using language.
254th American Chemical Society National Meeting Exposition August 20 24, 2017Washington, DC
254th American Chemical Society National Meeting Exposition August 20 24, 2017Washington, DC
There are two nightmares nestled inside one another in Hulu;s adaptation of Margaret Atwood;s novel The Handmaid;s Tale, which debuts Wednesday. The more prominent one, which occupies most of the screen time, takes place in a dystopian near future where nearly all of America has been transformed into a theocracy called Gilead where women have no rights, and the handful of fertile women left are forced into serving as Handmaids ;We aren;t concubines,; as one of them puts it. ;We;re two legged wombs.; for the wives of the more privileged men. This is an inescapable, never ending horror for Offred (Elisabeth Moss), conscripted into Handmaid dom after her husband was murdered and her daughter taken away, forced to swallow any trace of her personality, lest she be punished for being anything other than a placid, obedient vessel for the needs of her new master and society.The other nightmare is less relentless, but in many ways more disturbing because of that. Periodic flashbacks show us the events that led to Gilead, where a series of environmental disasters and a plague of infertility have put society on the edge of collapse, not that the woman Offred used to be seems to recognize that. She and her best friend Moira (Samira Wiley) seem startled, then amused, by the rising tide of overt, public misogyny when a hostile barista eyes their fairly tame workout clothes and calls them "sluts, " they laugh at him in disbelief and as the news of what the government is doing grows worse and worse, her husband Luke (O T Fagbenle) confidently assures her, "We 'll figure it out. This can 't last. "
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For under $5, scientists created a disposable, easy to use fertility testing system that puts the entire process directly into mens hands, which they believe is a valuable asset considering the high worldwide rates of infertility as well as the many barriers that prevent men from pursuing conventional methods of testing. Of the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility, over 40 percent of the cases include some male component. Although male infertility is as common as female infertility, it often goes undiagnosed because of socioeconomic factors such as stigma, high cost of testing, and availability of laboratory facilities, the researchers wrote in the paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Furthermore, healthcare disparities related to economic, cultural, societal, geographical, and religious factors are major impediments to accessing infertility care worldwide, especially in developing countries, making it one of the most underestimated and neglected health care issues.
Decrease in quality, number and motility of sperm and erectile dysfunction are the signs of male infertility. This may make it hard for the couple to conceive any child. It can be caused due to certain factors such as hypertension, depression, smoking, diabetes and drug and alcohol abuse.
According to the CDC, infertility affects close to 12% of the population of the United States in the sexually active demographic. Since a number of infertility cases do not get reported in various other countries across the globe, the actual number of cases may be much higher.A WHO study undertaken between 1994 and 2000 found that North Africa and West Africa had the highest rates of infertility at 4.24 6.35% while Central Asia and East Asia were recorded with the lowest infertility rates of 2.05 3.07%.
Infertility is seen as the condition where a couple is unable to conceive a child despite having unprotected sexual contact for more than a year. There may be physical or psychological problems that are causing infertility. The problems may be present in either or both of the partners. 40% of the time the problem is with the male, as per the official data from the National Collaborating Centre for Women 's and Children 's Health.Should the problem causing inability to conceive lie with the male partner, it is termed male infertility. More than 7% of males in the sexually active age group of under 45 years of age, were diagnosed with fertility problems in the United States in the year 2002. Of these, 14% were diagnosed with sperm related problems and 6% with varicocele.
Evaluating infertility is different for men and women. The health care provider will start by asking the couple specific questions about their medical history in order to isolate the possible causes of infertility.Based on the responses received, different diagnostic tests will be recommended for the couple. The typical tests required to diagnose male infertility are discussed here.
The United Nations Children;s Fund (UNICEF) has called on governments, civil society organisations traditional and religious leaders to join hands to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) and cutting of Nigerias.Speaking to news men to mark the fourth coming world International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the Head of UNICEF Enugu Field Office Charles Nzuki said FGM has serious negative consequences and impart of the girls.He said that UNICEF is supporting governments both at the federal, state level and also working with civil society organisation to mobilize stake holders to end female genital mutilation and cutting in Nigeria.;Basically on a local data in Nigeria we have very high prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation in a number of states, the highest is in Osun, which has 77 percent, followed by Ebonyi state with 74 percent according to the Nigerian Demographic health survey, other states with very high rate including Ekiti, Imo in south east of Nigeria and Oyo;, he said.He emphasised, thatSeven or even close to eight out of every 10 women have had FGM, hence UNICEF is working with government to eradicate it as a result of its harmful effect on women, noting that UNICEF see it as a violation of women;s right and the right of girls.He further said that although it was a national campaign, UNICEF was working hard to create extra awareness in those states with very high prevalence rate. Pointing out that Monday February 6 UNICEF would be going to have a major event in Ebonyi state, where the wife of the governor will host the programme on ending female Genital mutilation campaign in the;You recall that last year the wife of the president launched a campaign to end female genital mutilation in the country and UNICEF has been working with the state governments;.Despite the major event coming up in Ebonyi state, he said UNICEF had also a similar event in Imo state last year and of course working with Osun and Ekiti states and other states in south west where high rate of FGM are noticed. They are quit a number of harmful effects of FGM on women especially on regard to their health. It is a major contributor of maternal mortality rate, It causes severe bleeding ,sometimes resulting to death, other health problems including cysts , infection , infertility as well as complications among others. "One of the key interesting things that I think is importance to mention is every where we have gone even with the engagement of the traditional rulers they emphasised that this is not part of the culture that they wants to retain ". Also in a release UNICEF Representative in Nigeria Mohamed Fall, stressed that "Every study and every bit of evidence we have shows there is absolutely no benefit, be it developmental, health or religion, to mutilate or cut for non medical reasons any girl or women ".
In the new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers found declining sperm counts and other infertility issues in those dogs that could be linked to environmental causes. They found certain chemicals in the dogs' sperm and testes as well as in certain brands of commercial pet foods that had a negative effect on fertility. The chemicals included polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The dog food brands were not named in the study, but the researchers said they are sold worldwide. The scientists were unable to determine how the chemicals made it into the pet food supply. But they speculated to the New York Times that they could be in the food packaging, as well as in water than may have come into contact with some of the ingredients.