Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVF

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVFDr Subhash Mukherjee became the first physician in India and the second in the world to create a test tube baby. It was sad that his contribution was not recognised until long after his death. When asked about how she took it when her parents told her that she is the IVF baby, she said, “You do […]

What are the health risks associated with IVF?

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, by a team from the University of Bern, Switzerland, shed light on the risk of blood pressure and heart-related problems being slightly higher among IVF babies. IVF or in-vitro fertilization is the most common and most effective method of ART

What are the health risks associated with IVF?While millions of babies have been born via assisted reproductive technology (ART), experts are still studying how the use of such technologies might impact long-term health. Research has largely looked at younger individuals so far since the oldest person born via assisted reproduction is Louise Brown, who is only 40 years old. Researchers examined the […]

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds study

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension early in life - as well as other cardiovascular complications

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds studyResearchers found a higher average blood pressure among teens born through IVF than in children conceived naturally, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Moreover, teens born through IVF were more likely to have blood pressures high enough to be diagnosed with hypertension. The researchers advise parents of children […]

Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problems

Children born of mothers over 35 are more likely to have weaker cardiovascular systems, University of Alberta researchers found. Both the age of eggs and of the placenta contribute to these changes.This means that even women who conceive through IVF are at risk

Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problemsNew research published in The Journal of Physiology demonstrates that adult offspring born to older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life. These results could be crucial in developing preventative treatments for children born to older women. Older motherhood is associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy with a greater […]

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart health

Compared with women who gave birth following fertility therapy, women who did not become pregnant after fertility treatment were found to have a 19 percent greater risk of cardiovascular events, particularly stroke and heart failure

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart healthResearchers found that women who did not become pregnant after undergoing gonadotropin-based fertility therapy – treatment often used in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies – were at greater risk of heart failure and stroke than those whose fertility therapy was successful. The research team – led by Dr. Jacob […]

‘I have got my son back in the form of his twins’

Being a mother is the hardest job in the world. Furthermore, nothing can be more painful for a mother than mourning her child’s death. Though, the news of her son’s demise came to her as a shocker. This courageous mother pulled herself together and did something unusual after her son lost his battle against cancer

‘I have got my son back in the form of his twins’We all have heard that after the husband’s death, wife cryopreserves semen and with the help of surrogacy, she fulfils her dream of becoming mother. But, in a rare scenario in Pune, Rajashree Patil, 49-year-old mother of late Prathamesh Patil cryopreserved his semen. And with the help of surrogacy she is now a proud grandmother of […]

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in Bangalore

Triplets were born to a couple through IVF in Bangalore. Unfortunately, all the three infants had fragile health and other morbidities. Of the three, doctors could only save one of those. The infant weighed only 520 gms at birth. Miraculously, she was saved by the doctors. The 26 week preterm baby is healthy now and weighs 2.25 kgs

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in BangaloreAccording toWHO, India has the greatest number of preterm births, with nearly 3,519,100 preterm births every year. Every year an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation) and this number is rising. Given these stats, a unique case came to the forefront at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore. Triplets were born […]

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm count

As per a recent study, boys conceived out of popular ICSI treatment are prone to having fertility problem

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm countBoys born via In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) might have fertility problem after they grow up, says a study which was published in the latest edition of Human Reproduction journal Doctors from the University Hospital in Brussels, who had pioneered intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – most popular fertility treatment, have been following 54 children born using […]
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