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Lifestyle Factors That May Be Affecting Your Fertility

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Around 16% of Canadian couples experience infertility, which has increased from around 5% since 1984. Despite the continuous growth with  assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) there are modifiable risk factors that still play a huge role in our reproductive health. Below are a […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting approximately 5-10% of this population. The diagnostic criteria, known as the Rotterdam criteria suggests a diagnosis if 2 or more of the following are present: Oligo-ovulation or Anovulation – Oligo-ovulation is irregular ovulation, which is typically characterized by menstrual […]

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The Hype About Hypertension

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7.5 million people in Canada live with hypertension, which is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90mmHg on two or more consecutive blood pressure readings. What does this mean clinically and why do we care so much about this? Blood pressure is a marker of an individuals risk for diseases such as heart attack, cardiovascular […]