Navigation Links
Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count
Date:4/6/2009

Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception

MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone-antioxidant combination therapy appears to improve sperm count and motility in infertile men, according to an Egyptian study.

The research included 60 men eligible for infertility treatment. They were randomly selected to take either the combination treatment of clomiphene citrate and vitamin E or a placebo for six months. By the end of the study, their partner's pregnancy rate was about 37 percent among men who'd taken the combination therapy, compared with 13 percent for those in the placebo group.

The men in the treatment group also had a greater increase in sperm concentration and an improvement in sperm progression, the Cairo University researchers found.

The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Clomiphene citrate (Clomid or Serophene) is an anti-estrogen drug designed as a fertility medicine for women but sometimes used to boost sperm production in men with low sperm counts and poor sperm motility. Vitamin E helps counter oxidative stress, which is associated with sperm DNA damage and reduced sperm motility.

"The results of this study will be encouraging to male factor patients and their doctors," Dr. R. Dale McClure, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said in a society news release. "However, more research is needed to determine how the components of the combination therapy affect the different semen parameters observed and the advantages of using these drugs singly or in combination with other drugs not used in this study."

More information

The American Urological Association has more about male infertility.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Society for Reproductive Medicine, news release, March 27, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. UVA researchers find important clue to immune infertility
2. Gene Mutation Key to Infertility in Male Mice
3. The latest about male infertility and testosterone from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
4. Diet and lifestyle changes may help prevent infertility from ovulatory disorders
5. Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk
6. National Infertility Awareness Week Nov. 4-10
7. Infertility Doctors: Genetic Disease Detection is Skyrocketing, Could Reshape Medicine
8. Updated: National Infertility Awareness Week Nov. 4-10; Infertility Affects Significant Number of Couples
9. Lotus Blossom Consulting Announces E-Book on Infertility Treatment Financing
10. Northern Fertility & Reproductive Associates Adds Two Local Infertility Specialists to Staff, Opens New Offices In Center City And Blue Bell
11. Rogue bacteria involved in both heart disease and infertility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... developing an ANSI-approved, consensus-based American National Standard for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) ... first ANSI-approved GMP standard for dietary supplements this spring, is hiring an ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... HealthCareMandA.com ... —on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM ET. A recording of the webinar ... the Interactive Webinar Series. , Home health and hospice companies are still popular targets ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... Oncology™ (SOGO™), a specialized continuing medical education conference for clinicians who manage some ... Time Square, New York. , The program will be led by co- ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Tuesday, March 28, 2017, is the annual American ... Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type ... up the evening sky by programming the LAX pylons the color red. Downtown’s U.S. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... DC (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... on elected representatives in state legislatures and Congress to protect parental rights and ... public health and safety in America. , The demonstration coincides with a press ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... The global emerging cancer diagnostics market is ... 2016 to 2023 and reach a figure of $6.34 ... a chronic disease and is affecting a huge population. ... This report is focused on emerging cancer diagnostics market ... propelled due to factors such as: increasing number of ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 28, 2017  Medeon Biodesign, Inc., a ... pleased to announce that the Company led and ... Orthopedics, Inc., a San Jose, CA ... for orthopedic extremity applications.  The ... primarily due to procedure volume growth, lifestyle influences ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 28, 2017  "US Cancer Generics Market Outlook ... indicators and trend analysis related to the emergence ... pharmaceutical market in US. The report analyzes various ... on cancer generics drugs in recent years. The ... billions of dollars for various stake holders involved ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: