Directed in Vitro Technique May Increase Insulin Resistance Among Offspring
30.06.2013
June 17, 2013 — A special type of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, may increase the risk for insulin resistance among children conceived in this way, according to a new study from Greece. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. During natural fertilization, as well as other IVF treatments, the egg is exposed to many sperm. In both of these cases, the strongest, healthiest sperm has the best chance of reaching and fertilizing the egg. In contrast, the type of assisted reproductive technology, or ART, examined in this study involves injecting a single sperm directly into a single egg. Developed in 1992, this IVF technique, called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, provides a new way of treating male infertility by offering men with low sperm count or poor sperm mobility the possibility of conceiving a child. The problem with this method is that random sperm selection may result in fertilization with unsuitable sperm. This raises the concern that ICSI may place offspring at greater genetic risk for developing disease in the future, although few studies have examined this risk. "These results support the serious concerns for increased predisposition ART offspring may face for metabolic disorders in adult life, due to factors associated directly or indirectly with the ART methodology per se," said the study's lead author Gkourogianni Alexandra, MD, pediatrics resident at the University of Athens Medical School in Greece. "They support an increased risk for insulin resistance in children conceived by ICSI, even before any standard biochemical abnormalities become evident." For this study, the investigators used metabolomics, which is the study of chemicals, or metabolites, that the body produces when it processes food. By measuring blood concentrations of these chemicals, investigators were able to assess the risk of developing obesity, insulin resistance, which is a symptom of diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, which comprises several abnormalities that increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Of 72 metabolites examined, 38 that previous studies linked to obesity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome were significantly different among ICSI children, compared to those who were not conceived by this method. Additionally, two other substances that researchers use as biomarkers for these conditions differed between the two groups. Study participants included 10 girls who were conceived by the ICSI method and 10 who were not. All participants were pre-pubertal. Investigators used a highly sensitive test, called gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, to detect molecular differences in participants' blood samples. The Hellenic Endocrine Society funded the study
 
INFERTILITY FACTS IN MALAYSIA
23.06.2013
INFERTILITY MATTERS IN MALAYSIA Earlier year of 2009, Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said there were an estimated 300,000 couples in Malaysia aged between 20 and 40 who experienced some form of infertility. There is also a general worlwide decline in male sperm count. Stress and hectic urban lifestyle were reasons contributing to infertility.
 
3 couples conceived within a week
19.05.2013
Great News! Recently there are 3 couples conceived within a week- 2 couples success in 1 month's treatment and 1 couple success in 5 month's treatment. Our success rate increase again in term of the number couples conceived rate but also proven the conceived period become shorter and faster.
 
Some reference when using chinese medicine
19.05.2013
Chinese Medicine can improve fertility and pregnancy rates in several ways: • improve ovarian function to produce better quality eggs • regulate hormones to produce a greater number of follicles • increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining • relax the patient and decrease stress levels (my favourite) • prevent the uterus from contracting • lessen the side effects of drugs used in IVF and gynaecology • strengthen the immune system (very important as Western Medicine treatments usually decrease immunity) • improve the sperm count and motility to produce better quality embryos • decrease and prevent the chances of miscarriage
 
What Causes Male and Female Infertility?
23.12.2012
What Causes Male and Female Infertility? See more details at 'E Book'...
 
Traditional Chinese medicine
23.12.2012
Traditional Chinese medicine. See more details at 'E Book'...
 
Fertility decreasing in Malaysia
09.12.2012
It’s no secret that the developed world has seen rapidly declining rates of fertility. It is now also increasingly becoming obvious that these factors are also affecting developing countries such as Malaysia. The Minister of Health pointed this out last year and there have been more articles this year also confirming the trend. Many factors have played a role, ranging from lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity, to women postponing pregnancy till their careers are fulfilled. The advice: don’t delay having children. Time lost cannot be regained, especially for women, whose fertility falls drastically as they cross the age of 35 yrs. There is no reason for men to be complacent either. They too have seen sharply declining sperm counts and fertility in all parts of the world.
 
How can Chinese Medicine increase fertility?
09.12.2012
Many people who have had fertility success with Chinese Medicine probably have no idea how Chinese Medicine helps fertility, or gynaecological issues. They are just thankful that it does! Recent research shows that acupuncture on its own can increase the pregnancy rates of people using IVF by up to 40%. (It can deliver the same rates for those not using IVF procedures too.) The studies used showed that these success rates could be achieved by using acupuncture for just one day shortly before and after the transfer of embryos. Wow! Just one day of acupuncture can produce those results! And that's just one study. Other studies and protocols can produce even better results. From my clinical experience, recent research and experience of my professors, this rate can be increased to around 70% by combining both chinese herbs and acupuncture for, and support throughout, IVF. These figures hold out for non-IVF patients too. We must point out, however, that approximately 5% of couples will never be able to conceive despite all combinations of both Chinese and Western treatment methods. Large numbers of patients who have tried IVF several times and were unsuccessful, have become pregnant soon after Chinese Medicine treatment. Medical imaging shows that after acupuncture, the colour of women's ovaries change from cloudy to bright and clear. The follicles double in number and the uterine lining becomes thicker. Patients experience less side effects from the Western drugs and feel better emotionally (that's a good thing). In male patients, the sperm quality significantly improves and the sperm count increases. Research has now proved this. Research has also shown that the healthier a male is at conception, the healthier the sperm are, thus producing better embryos. Unhealthy males, and especially smokers, generally produce poorer embryos. Chinese Medicine can improve fertility and pregnancy rates in several ways: • improve ovarian function to produce better quality eggs • regulate hormones to produce a greater number of follicles • increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining • relax the patient and decrease stress levels (my favourite) • prevent the uterus from contracting • lessen the side effects of drugs used in IVF and gynaecology • strengthen the immune system (very important as Western Medicine treatments usually decrease immunity) • improve the sperm count and motility to produce better quality embryos • decrease and prevent the chances of miscarriage Just goes to show the difference between falling pregnant and not falling pregnant. It's just like an athlete preparing for a big race, those who put in the training and get the body ready, both physically and mentally, have a much better chance of reaching the finishing line.
 
Seventeen things you should do before you try to get pregnant
09.12.2012
Highlights •1. Schedule a preconception visit •2. Take folic acid (and watch out for vitamin A) •3. Give up drinking, smoking, and drugs – and get help if you need it •4. Stock your fridge with healthy foods •5. Give those cups of joe the heave-ho •6. Get your weight in check •7. Pay attention to the fish you eat •8. Create and follow an exercise program •9. See your dentist •10. Get in touch with your medical roots •11. Consider money matters •12. Consider your mental health •13. Avoid infections •14. Reduce environmental risks •15. Think your decision through •16. Figure out when you ovulate •17. Toss your birth control You've decided to take the plunge into parenthood. But wait just a second — or a month or two, at least. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some important things you need to do before you head down the road to conception. For further details, please download the contents at 'EBook'
 
Malaysia Birth Rate declining from year on year...
28.10.2012
Do you know that Malaysia birth rate declining from year on year? Based on the statistic research findings, Malaysia birth rate declined almost 5% within 12 years since 2000. Singapore birth rate almost 3 times lower than Malaysia. Malaysia: Year 2000 - 25.3% vs. 2012 - 20.74% Singapore: Year 2000 - 12.79% vs. 2012 - 7.72% Definition of Birth rate: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population. (Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011)
 
Chinese Medicine Proven Increase Fertility
28.10.2012
How can Chinese Medicine increase fertility? Many people who have had fertility success with Chinese Medicine probably have no idea how Chinese Medicine helps fertility, or gynaecological issues. They are just thankful that it does! Recent research shows that acupuncture on its own can increase the pregnancy rates of people using IVF by up to 40%. (It can deliver the same rates for those not using IVF procedures too.) The studies used showed that these success rates could be achieved by using acupuncture for just one day shortly before and after the transfer of embryos. Wow! Just one day of acupuncture can produce those results! And that's just one study. Other studies and protocols can produce even better results. From my clinical experience, recent research and experience of my professors, this rate can be increased to around 70% by combining both chinese herbs and acupuncture for, and support throughout, IVF. These figures hold out for non-IVF patients too. We must point out, however, that approximately 5% of couples will never be able to conceive despite all combinations of both Chinese and Western treatment methods. Large numbers of patients who have tried IVF several times and were unsuccessful, have become pregnant soon after Chinese Medicine treatment. Medical imaging shows that after acupuncture, the colour of women's ovaries change from cloudy to bright and clear. The follicles double in number and the uterine lining becomes thicker. Patients experience less side effects from the Western drugs and feel better emotionally (that's a good thing). In male patients, the sperm quality significantly improves and the sperm count increases. Research has now proved this. Research has also shown that the healthier a male is at conception, the healthier the sperm are, thus producing better embryos. Unhealthy males, and especially smokers, generally produce poorer embryos. Chinese Medicine can improve fertility and pregnancy rates in several ways: • Improve ovarian function to produce better quality eggs • Regulate hormones to produce a greater number of follicles • Increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining • Relax the patient and decrease stress levels (my favourite) • Prevent the uterus from contracting • Lessen the side effects of drugs used in IVF and gynaecology • Strengthen the immune system (very important as Western Medicine treatments usually decrease immunity) • Improve the sperm count and motility to produce better quality embryos • Decrease and prevent the chances of miscarriage Just goes to show the difference between falling pregnant and not falling pregnant. It's just like an athlete preparing for a big race, those who put in the training and get the body ready, both physically and mentally, have a much better chance of reaching the finishing line (Source from other website)
 
Record Breaking through 1000 couples pregnant!
14.10.2012
Golden Gate Fertility Planning Centre helped more than 1000 couples to get pregnant!
 
More Success Cases - 5 couples had pregnant within the same week
16.09.2012
We delightful to share this good news to you that 5 wonderful couples had been confirmed pregnant within the same week after gone through the treatment at our clinic. Now, they are very excited heading towards a happy parenthood journey. Congratulation!
 
More Success Cases - 6 couples had pregnant
13.05.2011
Good news! We are delightful to announce that 6 couples had pregnant during the 1st and 2nd week of May 2011 after going through our treatment. Out of these 6 couples, 5 couples had pregnant after 1 month of treatment, in which one of the couple had failed in IVF treatment for 2 times. Another 1 couple had pregnant after 5 months of treatment. It is indeed a great news for these 6 couples and we are truly happy for them. We wish them a warm Congratulations and a happy journey to become proud MAMAs & PAPAs.
 
New Success Cases - 3 couples confirmed pregnant
07.04.2011
We are proud to share that 3 couples have confirmed pregnant the last week of March'2011 after receiving the treatment at our clinic. We congratulate these couples and wish them a great and happy journey to their parenthood! 1st couple: female 37 years old, pregnant in the 1st month after 6 years of difficulties getting pregnant. 2nd couple: female 33 years old, pregnant in the 3rd month after 6 years of difficulties getting pregnant. 3rd couple: female 32 years old, pregnant in the 6th month after 2 years of difficulties getting pregnant.
 
Products being Awarded Asia Pacific Super Health Brand
20.12.2010
It is with great pleasure to announce that our fertility products (LadyPro series and ManlyPro series) are being awarded the prestigious Asia Pacific Super Health Brand by New Health 100 and presented by YB Dato' Tan Lian Hoe, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism during The 7th Top Excellence Recognition Night at Kuala Lumpur. This award testified that our products are of the high quality with proven clinical evidence that help more that 900 couples getting pregnant.
 
Launching Our Own New Building in November 2010
19.10.2010
Good news! We are delighted to announce that we will be launching our own building in November 2010. This building under the name of Golden Gate Healthcare Sdn Bhd serves as the marketing arm of Golden Gate Fertility Planning Centre. It is located at Bandar Putri Puchong where it made up of a 3 storey corner lot. This building will be our place to conduct seminars, workshops or events. It also provides a holistics health services where Tai Chi Quan, Qi Qong and Meditation classes will take place. We are looking forward for this launching and extend our offer and services to the public in promoting general health and provide fertility treatments. The address is: 2, Jalan Puteri 1/8, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
 
Record Breaking!
13.10.2010
On the 1st week of October 2010, we received a good news from a couple who has successfully conceived. The wife is a 45 years old lady who had 2 times IVF treatments failed. She managed to conceived after 12 months using our medicine and treatments. We are indeed very happy for the couple. Congratulation!
 
 
Resources


1) Definition of Infertility

Standard medical textbooks define infertility as the "failure to conceive following one year of unprotected sexual intercourse." For young and healthy heterosexual couples having frequent intercourse, about 85% will be pregnant after one year of trying and about 93% will be pregnant after two years of trying to conceive.

While this is the "classic" definition of infertility, the "current" definition is "failure to conceive following one year of unprotected intercourse if under 35 years of age or six months if over 35."

While this definition is useful as a guideline for who should be evaluated for infertility, rigid adherence to the definition can be a disservice to many people desiring to create a family. Some insurance companies and health plan administrators set policies on fertility treatment coverage based on the 'six months to one year' definition even though it does not apply to everyone in every situation. For example, couples with specific infertility risk factors, such as women with a history of pelvic infection or men with a history of undescended testicles should be evaluated by an infertility specialist as soon as they plan on starting a family. The likelihood of discovering a problem, which would require intervention, is higher in such cases. Other cases include single women or lesbian couples who may need the services of infertility specialists, but may not qualify for coverage under their insurance policy's definition of infertility. Valuable fertile time may be lost if evaluation and infertility treatment are delayed.


2) What You Can Do To Optimize Your Fertility
There are many lifestyle factors that can enhance your reproductive health. Those include balanced diet, moderate exercise, stress relief and elimination of nicotine, caffeine, drugs and alcohol.

Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoke can dramatically affect both female and male fertility. In women, there is a stronger risk of infertility and IVF failure. Primary effect in men is reduced semen volume. Smoking cessation and tobacco smoke avoidance improves fertility in men and especially women.

Caffeine
If you are trying to conceive you should try to restrict or completely eliminate caffeine intake. Consumption of caffeine is negatively associated with female infertility via effects on estrogen production and/or metabolism. Caffeine consumption is associated with tubal factor infertility and/or endometriosis associated infertility. Studies show that increased intake is associated with a delay in time to conception and spontaneous abortion. Negative effects on fertility begin with the consumption of caffeine at 250 mg/d . Other studies report negative effects at 300 mg/d. Average American intake of caffeine equals to 350 mg/d!

* Cup of coffee = 150-160 mg/d
* Cup of black tea = same as coffee
* Cup of green tea = 85-90 mg/d
* Can of soda= 35-45 mg/d

Keep in mind that chocolate, specialty drinks and some OTC drugs also contain caffeine.

Alcohol
Unhealthy alcohol habits (binge and heavy drinking) are associated with many fertility problems in women and are associated with: menstrual disorders, spontaneous abortions and reduced fecundity. Risk might begin with as little as one drink per week but the stronger evidence is at four to eight drinks per week. If you are trying to conceive you should limit or avoid alcohol consumption.

Balanced Diet
Good and nutritious diet is crucial in maintaining optimum health and well being. If you are trying to conceive, you should replace refined, processed foods with whole fresh foods fee of hormones and pesticides. You should also get rid of the refined sugars and synthetic sweeteners. Make sure you eat a lot of green vegetables which provide omega 3 fatty acids, folic acid and magnesium for healthy pregnancy. Also, try to avoid over consumption of cold and raw foods including cold drinks. Most nuts, seeds and berries are believed to enhance reproductive function.

Additional recommendations:
• Exercise moderately and employ deep breathing techniques
• Get enough sunlight
• Take natural, high potency multivitamin and mineral complex
• Have an open mind and trust that your body has the potential to achieve optimum health and balance.








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