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Better Health.

Systems biology uses algorithms to measure body system balance in a holistic “real-life” forecast. We measure six Systems key to fertility health.​

The core issues for men with a Fluids personal fertility profile (PFP) revolve around improving the movement and nature of their body fluids. Body fluids account for about 60% of healthy adults, and when they move slowly, they tend to build up or become stickier, which causes heaviness, aching and tiredness. Although many Fluids PFPs have issues with their weight, the main problem they need to address is fluid metabolism, and once fluid dynamics improve, it’s a lot easier to resolve any weight concerns.

An ideal hydration level is about 60% for healthy adults (it falls on either side of a normal BMI), and the quality, movement and balance of body fluids are crucial for health. Imagine if our bodies had an extra 20% liquids, or if they were thinner or thicker! It would dramatically change blood flow and how we feel and function, yet fluids are generally overlooked as a significant health issue. The extra or thicker fluids that Fluids PFPs have makes tissues swell and reduce all types of circulation. If fluids congeal, they can form plugs that block glands or tubes and disrupt sperm production.

Circulation is essential for organ and muscle health, and when sticky fluids slow things down, it can create tiredness that usually improves with movement. Fluid problems are surprisingly common and can affect any part of the body, with typical signs of swelling, aching, woolly-headedness, dizziness or nausea. Because body fluids moisten our skin, the skin can reveal some common fluid imbalances:

  • Rough, dry skin indicates a lack of fluids
  • Oily skin indicates thicker fluids
  • Swollen, puffy skin is a build-up of fluids
  • Lumps and bumps form when fluids congeal
  • Acne is a combination of excess fluids and heat (the redder the spots)

Male fertility and Fluids

Body fluids play a significant role in male fertility, from the quality of an erection to the health of sperm:

  • Sperm are made in the testes and carried out of the body in semen
  • 90% of semen comes from accessory glands like the prostate
  • Semen needs to be the right consistency to nourish and protect sperm
  • If it’s too thin, it doesn’t protect sperm
  • If it’s too thick, sperm get stuck in it after ejaculation

These problems usually show up as liquefaction and viscosity issues in semen tests, and the causes include infections, altered immunity and hormonal issues. The prostate gland is a central player in semen production and health, as this is where sperm are mixed with fluids from various glands.


Fig 1: The male reproductive system i

Prostate problems are usually considered an older man’s issue, but the cause often starts earlier in life, and swelling of the prostate has connections to important fertility factors:

  1. Chlamydia infections
  2. Poor diet
  3. Excess weight
  4. Abnormal hormone levels

Fluids, hormones and weight

Higher insulin and BMI affect sex hormone levels and encourage body fluids to become sticky. This makes an increase in weight more likely and blood sugar level control more difficult, which has unfortunate consequences for male fertility as:

  • Men put on weight when their insulin levels rise
  • Blood sugar levels rise with an increase in BMI ii
  • Overweight men have higher estrogen and lower testosterone levels
  • Having more fat cells increases leptin levels, which also increases estrogen levels in the body
  • Lower testosterone and higher estrogen reduce male sex drive and sperm quality

There are SIX issues that encourage the development of Fluids PFP dynamics, and understanding the drivers makes it much easier for a Fluids PFP to reverse them.

Morefertile and Fluids PFP Men

Premium morefertile® membership gives you access to:

  1. Your secondary PFP (if you have one) 
  2. A rating for each profile and what the combination means for you
  3. Clear dietary advice and recipes
  4. Lifestyle changes to help fluids
  5. Discounts on supplements
  6. Access to cutting-edge testing

We also outline the best ways for Fluids PFPs to adjust their weight and manage stress to improve monthly conception rates. The different profiles have different challenges and needs, which is all part of the PFP discussion, along with personalised ways to improve fertility health, and the tests and treatments most likely to be appropriate for you. The morefertile approach:

  • Is informative and empowering
  • Raises general and fertility health
  • Speeds up natural conception times
  • Improves IVF success rates
  • Increases resilience and lowers stress levels

 

References
i By Male_anatomy.png: alt.sex FAQderivative work: Tsaitgaist (talk) – Male_anatomy.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
ii Erdmann J, Kallabis B, Oppel U, Sypchenko O, Wagenpfeil S, Schusdziarra V. Development of hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance during the early stage of weight gain. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Mar;294(3): E568-75. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00560.2007. Epub 2008 Jan 2. PMID: 18171910.