The Effects of Testosterone on Sperm Production; Debunking Fertility Myths

A common assumption is that taking in more testosterone increases sperm production and improves sperm quality. The counterintuitive truth, however, is that supplementing with testosterone medication or boosters actually inhibits sperm production. For sperm production to occur, the available testosterone must be made naturally in the testicles. The majority of male testosterone is produced and …

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Top 5 Foods for Men’s Peak Sexual Health

If your sexual health isn’t what you’d like it to be, your daily habits could be to blame. Things like tobacco, alcohol, and obesity will all decrease your fertility and negatively affect your sexual functioning. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can add to your lifestyle that will get you back on track toward better health. …

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Get That Laptop Off Your Uterus! …Right?

Last night, as I said goodnight to my almost-grown daughters, I noticed that each of their respective laptops rested directly on their respective laps. Hystero-Mamma kicked into high gear. “Girls – why aren’t you using pillows as a barrier between your computers and your ovaries? How many times do we have to review this? Don’t …

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Let’s Get To Know Clomid

The use of Clomid to increase testosterone levels has been in practice for many years.  Clomid is the preferred treatment to increase testosterone levels in men who want to maintain fertility options because testosterone replacement products (Testim, Androgel, etc) can decrease sperm production.  Over time, the use of testosterone can shut down sperm production by …

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Why Aren’t You Taking Your Medications?

Michael Werner, founder and medical director at Maze Health, went to a very progressive medical school, and one of the principles he learned was that it is not good enough to make the diagnosis and prescribe the right medications. You have to remove as many obstacles as possible that may be interfering with your patients …

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Infertility in The Media: Cryopreservation

My husband was watching “The Rookie” (Season 1 Episode 13 · Caught Stealing), and my ears perked up when I hear the words “fertility center.” The plot line is about a lesbian couple that separated, and one partner stole the embryos from the center. There are two great aspects to talk about here, and both …

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ESSM: A New Hope for Fertility

One of the tests that we do here at Maze Health is an Extended Sperm Search and Microfreeze, also known as ESSM. ESSM involves taking an ejaculate sample and performing a thorough search (usually about 6-8 hours). This groundbreaking lab test is performed by dividing the entire semen sample into 5 micro-liter droplets and carefully scanning …

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Testosterone & The Brain..

Testosterone levels in your body are controlled by a complex system that includes your brain, testes, and several different hormones. Testosterone levels begin to increase in males during puberty. Men reach peak levels during adolescence and young adulthood. At about age 30, men start to drop their testosterone by about 1% per year. The hypothalamus, …

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Infertility in the Media – Outlander

The Outlander books are a favorite of mine as the love child of my two favorite genres, science fiction and historical fiction. Only when I finished all the massive books (including the Lord John tangent, don’t skip those!) did I let myself watch the Netflix show. For more personal reasons than most, I’m forever grateful …

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Do Electronic Devices Cause Infertility?

Cell phones, laptops, tablets—these devices have become so engrained in our everyday routines that we often forget their role in our health.  You may have heard at some point that keeping your phone in your pocket could cause cancer or infertility. Likewise, the rise of 5G wireless data has brought up concerns over its potential …

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