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Stress and its effects on male fertility

By:Dr. Spence Pentland

stress and fertility
Management of stress plays a significant role in optimizing fertility.

In my clinical practice, it is abundantly clear that the management of stress plays a significant role in optimizing fertility.

There is a growing body of evidence that correlates psychological stress such as anxiety and depression to reproductive hormonal imbalance, production of subfertile sperm and poor IVF outcomes.

On a daily basis, I see this type of research confirmed but after an acupuncture session, men leave the clinic with a sense of calm. They tell me that it provides an overall sense of well-being, which is reflected in all aspects of their life from relationships to increased productivity and better sleep.

A few s?tudieslinking stress to poor sperm quality…?

Stress has a negative impact on all aspects of health and male fertility is no exception. It is important to find ways to manage stress. ?For more information and resources visit the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) patient stress & infertility fact sheet:http://www.asrm.org/FACTSHEET_Stress_and_Infertility/

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