How do I loose some weight?

How do I loose some weight?This isn’t an uncommon question.Depends on how much weight do you need to loose to reach your ideal BMI.If morbidly obese then Obviously the journey might be little difficult than what I am about to write. If you are over weight or Obese ,strong will power, 30% exercise and 70% diet control is what you need.For loosing weight definitely has positive impact on fertility for male and females both.If you loose even 10 % of your wight the anovulatory cycles become ovulatory.Provided you are medically fit ,30 minutes  to an hour of High intensity exercise or running or Power lifting or yoga should suffice.But it should be a serious attempt to convert your fat to muscles.But the important bit comes from your diet.It has to be controlled diet rich in protein with minimal amount of carbohydrate and fat too.Goes without saying that generous portions of fruits and vegetables are needed for essential antioxidants,vitamins and mineral.

 

Trying conception too late??

Couples come to me stressed ,distressed,wishing to have kids. A 37 year old lady with 35 year old husband,recently married,Overstressed and not sure which way to go.Got a preconceptions test and some how the Gynaecologist suggested AMH ( Anti Mullein Hormone levels)and they came out bad.Thats when the stress level sore up…very very high.What are the options then? Any realistic option at all?

Try IVF cycle with low AMH with a clear idea that it might be a failed cycle with not even adequate follicles.Or it might work luckily.Probably getting a PGD would be a good idea to increase the success rate.

second is to try ovum donation from a healthy young woman and the chances are fair then.

Third is to try Adoption which takes it’s own sweet time.

PGD and PGS

The number of Couples needing ART for conception is increasing many fold in India.The reason is most often the delayed age at conception.And the most often than not they are disappointed as the success rate of IVF is only 35 % and thus more cycles would fail than be successful.

WHY IVF CYCLES FAIL.It is multifactorial.But the commonest reason is chromosomal defect and that happens mostly due to ageing of the egg.In case of failed IVF cycle or with a history of recurrent miscarriage incorporation of PGD/PGS in embryo transfer leads to better success rates as by PGD it is possible to eliminate unhealthy embryo before hand and thus avoid transferring those embryos.

At the moment we out source the genome testing to a lab call Igenomic once the embryo has been selected for the PGD testing at our IVF lab.At our Lab Dr Sarabpreet is a well trained embryologist ,who by his latest know how make the PGD a reality atlast.

Empty Follicle Syndrome

Not only Empty follicle sounds empty and hollow ,it is follicles which are empty ,just filled with fluids and more fluids.It is strange that I am starting my blog with a rather negative post.But then these empty follicles do leave me empty for atlas 24 hours.I am sure it leaves the Lady empty for a longer duration or probably for life.

It has happened so many times.The lady is given Gonadotrophins in few hundred units and the infertility specialist and the lady are happy counting the growing follicles in the Ultrasound screen .Till the day of Ovum Pick up.When follicles after follicles,one after another,aspirated and are declared by the embryologist with no eggs.

Though not your fault ,as a doctor you feel guilty.It has costed a bomb to your patient and you tell her that it wasn’t successful.There are so many questions.Why? What happened?There were so many follicles.Follicles mean hope.Eggs within.The possibility of healthy embryo and then a BABY.

What goes wrong.Why After all do we have empty follicle.Who has the answer?Well there can Only be hypothesis.Every cycle there are 300 to 350 follicles which are destroyed by atresia.thats how nature wanted it .And these follicles which are destroyed are the unhealthy follicles.We make them grow by pumping hormones from outside.Sometimes we succeed ,sometimes we don’t.The unhealthy follicles meant for atresia don’t have egg within but just fluid.And there lies the answer.

At times ,it might a wrongly timed trigger ( be it HCG or be it GnRh Agonist).A properly timed trigger is a must for maturation of egg.It is just so crucial.The timing should be 36 hours approximately.A delayed trigger would mean immature follicles and an early one would mean loss of egg by ovulation.

Sometimes in PCOS patients the empty follicles are due to increased LH levels.

But what ever the reason ,it leaves with a empty hollow feeling….both for the patient and the doctor.

 

Gynaecology Surgeries

Dr Dwivedee is an accomplished surgeon who commands respect of her peers and patients alike for her surgical skills including all the minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopy , Urogynaecology ,non descent vaginal hysterectomy , Stress incontinence surgery , Sacrospinous ligament fixation and clopo suspension.He is quite used to colposcopy ( diagnostic as well as therapeutic).

Good Morning

Hi Friends ,

It is 3.13 AM in the morning . I am pleasantly surprised that with word press I am almost at the end of my website.It has been fun , creating , developing ,designing my own website .I am still learning and tweaking here and there.Lakshyajeet my son did help a bit but with his final exams his help is little restricted.
It is an immensely satisfying feeling to be able to do something not directly related to one’s own field of speciality.What excites me more is that the website has the potential to be so much more interactive in comparison to me previous websites. Let us …..how things go.

Will catch up soon !! :))