FeaturesHealthNews

High intake of toxins can prevent childbearing — Expert

A fertility expert, Dr. Nda Yunus, has warned that high intake of toxins could lead to infertility both in men and women.

Toxins are poisonous substances produced within living cells or organisms that damage the body and can be in form of food, water, air and clothing.

Yunus, of Garki General Hospital, Abuja made the disclosure in the media chat, where he noted that humans were faced with various toxins in what they eat and drink.

He said modern day living had led to increased exposure of toxins to the body, which could lead to infertility.

He listed sources through which toxins could get into human body as alcohol intake, cigarette smoking, medical drugs, cosmetics, household cleaning products, as well as pollution and environmental poisons.

He advised both men and women who were interested in having children to be cautious over what they consume, and ensure that they ate balanced and healthy diet.

According to him, modern day living and various lifestyles contribute to accumulation of toxic materials in the human body.

He explained that such could affect several natural body functions and the ability to reproduce, thereby contributing to various degrees of sperm disorders in men and implantation failures in women.

He said “the older generation were not exposed to toxic threats that invade us today and that made it easier for them to live longer without some of the life threatening diseases of today.”

He noted that fertilisation of baby was a product of both the father and mother, adding that optimising the quality of the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm before conception was of paramount importance.

[penci_blockquote style=”style-1″ align=”none” author=””]Beyond detoxifying, it is also imperative for women to consume lots of essential nutrients necessary for the growth and development of the baby[/penci_blockquote]

He said “getting pregnant and growing a new human being with your own reserves requires a surplus of nutrients and energy, hence the need to detoxify.

“Detoxification is a key body function which involves the elimination of metabolic waste and other toxins through eliminatory organs such as the skin, kidneys and liver.

“About 80 per cent of all chemical processes that go on in our bodies require detoxification activities.

“Beyond detoxifying, it is also imperative for women to consume lots of essential nutrients necessary for the growth and development of the baby.”

Yunus advised couples experiencing infertility to undergo detox programmes, follow fertility diet and take preconception supplements to boost themselves.

He also urged spouses to avoid activities that could lead to generation of several reproductive toxins within the body.

 

 How women can transfer stress to their newborn through vagina – Study

Exposing newborn mice to vaginal microbes from stressed female mice may transfer the effects of stress to the newborns, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The changes resemble those seen specifically in the male offspring of mothers that were stressed during pregnancy.

The study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience may lead to a better understanding of the way in which maternal insults such as stress affects the brain development of offspring.

Pregnant-mother Microbes present in vaginal fluid colonise the gut during the birth process of passing through the birth canal, and the composition of this gut microbiome influences the brain’s development and how it its responds to stress later in life, according to the study.

In mice, prenatal stress is known to alter the vaginal microbiota and affect male offspring’s brain function after birth, but it has not been clear how these brain changes are caused by the altered microbiota.

Tracy Bale and her colleagues at the University of Maryland School of Medicine transplanted microbes from the vaginal fluid of either stressed or unstressed pregnant mice into both prenatally stressed and unstressed male offspring immediately after these babies were born by C-section, so were not exposed to the mother’s vaginal microbes.

Bale found that the pups exposed to both stress in the womb and microbiota from stressed mothers had decreased body weights and growth and increased stress hormone levels as adults.

They found that these effects could be partially reproduced in unstressed, newborn male offspring by transferring vaginal microbes from stressed mothers.

Microbes from unstressed mothers, however, did not rescue the effects of stress in the womb, according to the researchers.

These findings indicated that stress during pregnancy affected mice both directly during their gestation and indirectly by altering the vaginal microbiota of the mother.

In humans, maternal stress during pregnancy is a risk factor for psychiatric disorders in offspring, but it remains unclear whether this risk is also influenced by the vaginal microbiota.

“These results are very intriguing,” Bale said. “It is definitely worth investigating whether the effects we found in mice also hold true in humans.”

Comment With Facebook

Comments (72)

  1. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse Programs Near Me ÿþ< Polysubstance Use Disorder Alcohol Recovery Centers Near Me
    ÿþh

  2. Drug Alcohol Rehab Residential Rehab Facilities ÿþ< Free Drug Rehab Facilities Drug Rehab Treatment Centers
    ÿþh

  3. Substance Abuse Rehab Centers Alcohol Abuse Treatment ÿþ< Drug Rehab Centers Near Me Free Free Rehabilitation Centres
    ÿþh

  4. Residential Drug Treatment Programs Near Me Free Drug Rehabilitation Center ÿþ< Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs Drug Alcohol Treatment
    ÿþh

  5. Luxury Rehab Centers Nearest Drug Rehab Center ÿþ< Free Rehab Near Me Cornerstone Drug Rehab
    ÿþh

  6. Substance Abuse Treatment And Family Therapy Local Alcohol Rehab Centers ÿþ< Alcohol Rehab Alcohol Treatment Facility
    ÿþh

  7. Prenatal Substance Abuse Substance Abuse Rehab Near Me ÿþ< Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Alcohol Abuse Programs
    ÿþh

  8. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  9. Private Alcohol Treatment Alcohol Counseling drug rehab centers near me Methadone Treatment Centers Near Me Methadone Program
    ÿþh

  10. I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website 🙂

  11. The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me just as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read through, however I truly thought you’d have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something you can fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  12. What i don’t understood is in truth how you are not really much more smartly-appreciated than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You realize thus significantly with regards to this topic, made me for my part imagine it from numerous various angles. Its like women and men aren’t interested until it is one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. At all times handle it up!

  13. Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

    Methadone Treatment http://aaa-rehab.com Drug Rehab Near Me http://aaa-rehab.com Non Profit Drug Rehab
    http://aaa-rehab.com

  14. Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, appreciate it.

  15. Interesting article , I am going to spend more time researching this topic

  16. Peculiar article, totally what I wanted to find.|

  17. The name of the author is Rhett Shattuck but he never really liked that business. To read comics is any situation that I’ve finished years. I used to be able to unemployed luckily I am a cashier and it is something I really savor. My family lives in Connecticut. She is running and maintaining a blog here:

  18. Basil Gonzales is historical past of the people use to phone him constantly and he totally digs that title. Her family lives in North carolina. Supervising is buying and selling domains support my family and Do not think I’ll change it anytime very soon. My husband doesn’t like it during I do but things i really like doing is researching fashion on the other hand don’t let the time newly. I’ve been working on my website for a long period now. Try it out here:

Comment here