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Want to get pregnant? Could your weight be holding you back? | Raising Austin

UnknownA new study from the National Institutes of Health looked at 501 couples from Michigan and Texas from 2005 to 2009 who were trying to get pregnant. It had the women chart their monthly cycles, intercourse and results of home pregnancy tests. It also looked at the body mass index of the couples and compared non-obese women and men...

How Pesticides Might Affect Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXMom's advice to eat plenty of veggies still rings true, but men might want to do so with some caution. High-pesticide fruits and vegetables might damage men's sexual health. A new study from Harvard found that men who ate vegetables and fruits with the highest levels of pesticide residues had lower sperm counts and fewer normal sperm.

What Exercise Might Do for Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXStaying active could benefit more than just heart health in men. In a recent study, older men who exercised reported less erectile dysfunction (ED).

How Even Borderline Low T Might Affect Your Health

dailyRXEven if you're close to having low testosterone but not quite there, you still might encounter some related health problems. A new study found that men with borderline testosterone levels had high rates of depression and other health problems.

Getting Healthy May Improve Men’s Fertility

dailyRXHealth problems that seem unrelated to men's fertility — like diabetes or high blood pressure — may damage men's sperm. And men can take steps that can both improve their overall health and make them more fertile.

Two Brothers, One Mission

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi are brothers and physicians both trying to help couples with fertility and work deligently to help their patients reach their goal of being able to have a child.  For men women and men alike, there are many factors involved if unable to conceive and both doctors at the Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine practice each discuss their specialties.

Dr. Kavoussi Goes on Air on NBC News to Discuss the Effect of Cell Phones on Sperm and Male Fertility

On Monday July 21st, 2014, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi will go on air live at the NBC news studio in Austin to discuss the impact of cell phones on sperm and male fertility.  The discussion will primarily be to review the findings of a recent study regarding this topic.  This study is a meta-analysis, which […]

With Infertility, Eating Bigger Breakfast Can Make all the Difference.

For women battling infertility, breakfast truly may be the most important meal of the day. Eating the largest meal in the morning instead of the evening can result in higher rates of ovulation in some women struggling with infertility, according to a recent study by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel […]

Secondary Infertility: Causes & Treatments

Although secondary infertility accounts for nearly one third of infertility cases, the topic tends to lurk in the shadows of public conversation. Diagnosed when a couple who has previously had biological children without medical assistance is unable to get pregnant or to successfully carry a pregnancy to term after a year of trying, the […]

How Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a Useful Test When Individualizing an IVF Cycle

What is AMH?

AMH is a hormone that, in women, is produced by cells called “granulosa cells”, which surround the follicles (fluid collections that contain the eggs in the ovaries).  In the field of Reproductive Medicine, AMH is considered a measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve, which refers to the number of eggs that remain […]