FAQ - Mobility Limitation
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What treatment is given for sperm mobility being low?

My husband got his results back from the semen anaylsis and he said everything looks well except that his mobility is a little low. The doctor wants to do another test. But I was wondering if anyone has had this and what it the treatment and if there is something that he can take to bring up the mobility?

change his underwear to Boxers  (+ info)

How do I strengthen my wrist and get full mobility back ?

I recently broke my wrist and had to go through surgery. I broke my wrist in 2 places and the bone was popping out of my skin. Now my cast is off and my wrist is not bad, but it is pretty weak and it doesn't have full mobility. I can't twist it fully and it hurts to bend it, to the point where I can't even complete a pushup. I need my wrist back, please help !!

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how to start a fundraiser for people who's lost mobility due to disease and /or accident?

I have 3 people very close to me whom have lost mobility in their legs due to accidents and amputations of both legs due to diabetes. First person is a man in his 50's; due to an accident is paralized from the neck down with no medical insurance nor employed at the time of accident. Resides in PA. Second person is a man in his 40's; had both legs amputated due to diabetes and desperately needs a power chair to regain his independence and dignity. Has no medical insurance and no income at this point. Resides in the Dominican Republic. The third person is a young man in his early 30's who is paralized from the waist down due to an accident; has no medical insurance. Desperately needs constant medical care and support. He also resides in the Dominican Republic.

I would start here:
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/financialhelp/financialhelp.pdf  (+ info)

How to lose weight with limited mobility?

I am recovering from a hernia operation,also have limited mobility due to loss of cartilage between hip bone and upper leg bone.
I am a 70 year old male,and am at least 50 pounds overweight.

You might want to consider swimming or water aerobics as a way to get some exercise. This type of exercise doesn't cause any stress on your joints.

I hope this helps.  (+ info)

How much "mobility freedom" do you give your kids - please read?

By "mobility freedom" I mean going out and doing things without parents - around the neighborhood, around town, going to the movies or the mall - how much freedom do you give them that way? And how does it compare with the freedom you had at the same age?

My daughter is allowed to do anything that isn't dangerous or inappropriate and I am extremely laid back on the definition of "inappropriate."

I believe the freedom I allow her is comparable to the freedoms I was allowed.  (+ info)

How to increase mobility in sperm count?

My husband, last year, was told his sperm count was low and mobility was low. He lost 2stone, which he has since found, and cut out his nightly hot baths. He was tested again this month and his count has doubled but mobility remains low.
He had stopped drinking last year to lose weight but started again in the summer. We have a six year old and have been trying for #2 for 3 years. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Hmmmm... Well I assembled this database for "porn" reasons mostly, but the techniques and examples given can probably also help in fertility issues... Read on and I hope you'll find something useful in this database!


Of all the various aspects of the male human body, few are as variable from individual to individual as semen. The color, texture, and quantity — not to mention the force of ejaculation — vary greatly. Based on outward appearance we are all amazingly similar: virtually everyone has eyes, ears, a nose, and a mouth in the same place. But semen just doesn't work that way.
Just like penis size, ejaculation volume and force are highly variable from individual to individual. Most guys want to ejaculate more semen with more force.
If you've done exercises like Kegels For Men, yes, it may have increased your distance — but probably not your volume. There's a *huge* variation from person to person with regard to ejaculation force as well as volume, and neither has anything to do with anything important (such as having children).

A lot of guys would love it if they could make like one of the characters in Scary Movie and ejaculate so much that they plaster their girlfriends against the ceiling. And although that won't likely be happening anytime soon, it's believed that wheat germ increases seminal output. Bon appétit.
(Butter's note: I only tried it once and it thickened my load like I've rarely seen before. Eat with oatmeal for better results)

Amino acids, if taken regularly, are generally believed to increase ejaculate fluid. On the other hand, zinc seems to improve both the amount of sperm produced as well as the sperm's ability to move spontaneously and independently. Together with amino acids, this will increase normal sperm count and volume significantly.
Amino acids are believed to increase ejaculate fluid (not the amount of actual sperm necessarily) if taken regularly. Some amino acids include:

Studies show sperm and semen volume doubles, fertility improves (even among men with low sperm counts or poor sperm motility), and sperm health and activity increase with supplementation. Arginine is found in high concentrations in nuts and seeds like peanuts and almonds. It can also be found in chocolate and raisins. Some Natural Sources: Nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chocolate, popcorn, raisins, brown rice, carob, gelatin desserts, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and protein rich foods.

Researchers find that this amino acids plus zinc increases sperm produced, stimulates testosterone production, and improves semen quality.

Sometimes called "horny goat weed," this botanical boosts libido and testosterone levels for greater sperm production for a strong ejaculation.

Has been shown to increase number of sperm and sperm motility by 80% to 200% by aiding testosterone synthesis.

This amino acid is found in high concentrations in healthy sperm. Proven to significantly increase the percentage of highly motile sperm.

Brazilian herb that strengthens the libido, and nourishes the entire male reproductive system.

Supports prostate health and hormonal production. While they may not readily increase sperm volume, they do enhance prostate health and testosterone production.

Legendary South American botanical proven to promote libido, potency and energy.

Ginseng Y
ohimbe bark
Vitamin C, E
(Butter's note: Lecithin added daily increases amount, not thickness)

Zinc has been shown to improve both the amount of sperm you produce and the sperm's ability to move spontaneously and independently. Coupled with amino acids (see above), this will increase sperm volume significantly.
(Butter's note: Not as miraculous as they make it sound, but regular zinc intake (50mgs a day) does increase quantity somewhat.)

Whatever a pill company's claims are, you can probably do just as well with zinc and lecithin supplements. (Use zinc supplements in moderation; too much zinc intake can be dangerous.) For some guys, these nutrients do have a noticeable effect on ejaculation volume, and they're a lot cheaper and easier to get. In general, stay away from mail-order pills sold by less-than-reputable companies; you really don't know what's in them, and their claims are almost always untrue or at least greatly exaggerated.

PC Exercises:
While Kegel exercises can help you last longer, they can also aid in increasing sperm volume. There are a host of exercises you can do to keep your penis in great shape and shoot like a champion.
(Butter's note: PC muscle exercises have proven to help reduce prostate troubles in advancing age, but I have yet to see improvements in my ejaculate's volume through this method)

Frequency of sexual activity also contributes to volume -- although only to a certain degree. If you abstain for a day or two, you'll certainly produce more sperm than you would ejaculating every few hours. But any longer than this one- to two-day timeframe, and you won't see much of a difference, as semen reservoirs will have stopped building up a supply.
(Butter's note: True, the body will evacuate excess semen through urine & etc. so abstinence over 3 or 4 days will not continue increase of quantity. Usually, 2 or 3 days should be enough to reach maximum potential... but there are exceptions!)

And for those of you who wrote in asking if semen is a good source of protein, its protein content is roughly equivalent to that found in the egg white of a large egg. So you're probably best off sticking with the eggs.

Consistency of semen isn't very consistent; you've probably noticed that the thickness of your ejaculate can vary from day to day. This is because the quality of the fluid is very susceptible to a number of factors. Diet, exercise and frequency of sex can all dictate how thick or watery your emissions are, as can the tightness of the clothes that you wear (tight clothing will increase body temperature and can thus impact sperm motility.

While there is a lack of supporting scientific evidence, a number of ingredients are said to help thicken up semen. Because of their protein content, egg whites and gelatin are often recommended. Wheat germ, omega-3 oils, selenium, and zinc are all also believed to improve consistency.
(Butter's note: Tomato-based products, soy-based products, oatmeal, and celery have also proven to help thicken the load, at least in my case!)

Vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and essential fatty acids are found in the prostate in high levels, and are all necessary to produce semen. Low zinc levels have been connected to decreased production of seminal fluids, as well as lower testosterone levels. A healthy balance of nutrients is important for maintaining vascular health as well, which improves your ability to achieve and maintain erections. There isn't a need to go popping extra vitamins if you are already eating a diet rich in nutrients, particulary from fruits and vegetables. Essential fatty acids are found in certain kinds of fish (like salmon) and nuts.

Celery is one of food products known to have great properties for sexual stimulation. It contains androsterone, an odor free hormone which is very inviting for women. Raw celery is the best way to increase that desire.
Oysters are rich in zinc and are know to increase sperm and testosterone production. It contains dopamine which increases the sexual desire.
Bananas, Avocado and Almond or other nuts are some of the other food products which help in this matter.

from http://www.hotlib.com/articles/show.php?t=Increase_Sperm_Count:_10_Ways_you_can_Increase_Your_Sperm_Count
10 Ways you can increase Your sperm count:
1. Have sex & masturbate less often - the more times you ejaculate, the less dense your semen will be. Maintain a gap of 3 days between two consecutive ejaculations.
2. Refrain from habits like smoking, alcohol consumption etc. - Alcohol affects your liver function, which, in turn, causes a dramatic rise in estrogen levels. Even two drinks a day will have long-term effects on sperm production
3. Exercise regularly.Exercising your PC muscle can help you shoot further than ever before.Read How to Exercise your PC muscles at http://www.ayurvediccure.com/penis_enlargement_stretching.htm
4. Eat Nutritious Food - Diet that's low in fat, and high in protein, vegetables, and whole grains is good for your health and for your sperm. Avoid bitter, astringent and spicy foods.Reduce caffeine intake
5. Avoid heating of testicles - Wear loose, cotton boxer shorts, Avoid hot baths and saunas
6. Lose any excess weight, which tends to cause testosterone/oestrogen imbalances.
7. Reduce stress levels by learning relaxation techniques - Keep your mind and body healthy by regular practice of YOGA and MEDITATION.
8. Massage body with herbal oil, which improves blood circulation. Try Penis Massage Oil available at http://www.ayurvediccure.com/penis_enlargement.htm
9. Try supplements - Certain natural supplements promise to increase sperm production.
10. Make love in the early morning or afternoon. Sperm levels are often highest in the mornings.


from http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/causes-low-sperm-count.html

Causes for LOW sperm count:

Testicular Exposure to Overheating.
Overheating (such as from high fever, saunas, and hot tubs) may temporarily lower sperm count. Work exposure to overheating may even impair fertility.

Substance Abuse
Cocaine or heavy marijuana use appears to temporarily reduce the number and quality of sperm by as much as 50%. Sperm actually have receptors for certain compounds in marijuana that resemble natural substances and which may impair the sperm's ability to swim and may also inhibit their ability to penetrate the egg.

Smoking impairs sperm count, sperm motility, reduces sperm lifespan, and may cause genetic changes that affect the offspring. Additionally, a 1999 study found that men who smoke have lower sex drives and less frequent sex.

Malnutrition and Nutrient Deficiencies.
Deficiencies in certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, selenium, zinc, and folate, may be particular risk factors for low sperm count in such cases.

Some studies, but not all, have found an association between obesity in men and low sperm count.

Bicycling has been linked to impotence in men and also may affect the sperm count. Pressure from the bike seat may damage blood vessels and nerves that are responsible for erections. Mountain biking, which involves riding on off-road terrain, exposes the perineum (the region between the scrotum and the anus) to more extreme shocks and vibrations and increases the risk for injuries to the scrotum.

Genetic Factors
Genetic factors are proving to be important contributors to male infertility. Such genetic conditions may be inherited or caused by environmental assaults. Inherited disorders can genetically impair fertility.

Environmental Assaults
Over exposure to environmental assaults (toxins, chemicals, infections) can reduce sperm count either by direct effects on testicular function or on the hormone systems, although the extent of the effect and specific environmental assaults involved are often controversial. Some chemicals that affect sperm production men are : Oxygen-Free Radicals, Estrogen emulation pesticidal chemicals (DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, PCPs, dioxins, and furans ), plastic softening chemicals like Phthalates, hydrocarbons (ethylbenzene, benzene, toluene, and xylene)

Exposure to Heavy Metals.
Chronic exposure to heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, or arsenic may affect sperm production and most often cause a reduced production in otherwise healthy males. Trace amounts of these metals in semen seem to inhibit the function of enzymes contained in the acrosome, the membrane that covers the head of the sperm.

Radiation Treatment.
Radiation treatments and x-rays affect any rapidly dividing cell, so cells that produce sperm are quite sensitive to radiation damage. Cells exposed to significant levels of radiation may take up to two years to resume normal sperm production, and, in severe circumstances, may never recover.

Low Semen Levels
A reduced amount of ejaculated semen (less than 0.5 milliliters per sample) may be caused by a structural abnormality in the tubes transporting the sperm.

A varicocele is a varicose vein in the cord that connects to the testicle. (A varicose vein is one that is abnormally enlarged and twisted.) Varicoceles are found in 15% to 20% of all men and in 25% to 40% of infertile men. It is not clear how they affect fertility, or even if they do at all.  (+ info)

What is the best mobility aid to use for rising out of a chair?

At this stage I don't want to go spending a fortune on one of those chairs that lifts up, as we don't know how long I will be in this state. Meantime I am trying to work out what to get to help me to get out of my chair. I had thought a walking frame or something, but I don't know if there is something more suitable. All advice will be gratefully received.

If you think you will need it only short term then a walking frame would probably do the job fine.
Many chairs at home are very low, you can get something to raise the height of your chair which makes it easier to stand without help. I'll edit if I can find one similar online.
When you are ready to stand up, shuffle your bottom as far forward on the seat as you can, again it makes standing easier.

edit - here's a link, and they are not as expensive as I thought they might be! http://www.betterlifehealthcare.com/view_product.php?prodID=6782  (+ info)

How can I improve my mobility with significant arthritis in one hip?

At 51, my orthopedist says I am too young for a hip replacement but the pain with each step has become agonizing, and the limping has caused imflammation in my SI joint.The doctor suggests three physical therapy sessions a week but with a deductible of 40.00 each adding another 480.00 minimum to my monthly budget just isn't in the cards. And- I have had some physical therapy with little or no results. Can anyone suggest anything?
I have tried a cane, but it seems that the cane doesn't help the hip pain much, since so much of the pain has migrated to my right SI joint and my right leg seems to have torqued a bit inward. I have tried using the cane in both hands without a lot of success.

I find it very frustrating when orthopedists say someone is "too young" for a hip replacement. Does that mean you should stop being active until you are "old enough" for a hip replacement?

To say the very least, at least he/she is trying conservative options first. First, regarding the frequency of PT of three times a week, I rarely find this to be needed unless the case is very acute or post-surgical. Most non-surgical, chronic pains can be addressed with a frequency of two times a week...especially because the goal is to show someone a home exercise program...we certainly aren't going to cure your arthritis, so it will require long term management. PT at 1-2 times a week is often very appropriate. This may certainly make it more affordable. However, I realize that you have tried PT before, and perhaps either you need a different approach of PT or that PT simply isn't the answer for you.

My next suggestion would be to discuss a water aerobics class...particularly if you have a facility that follows the guidelines of the national arthritis foundation. Programs sponsered by the NAF keep the pool heated to a certain degree which tends to be more comfortable for people with arthritis. You very well may get some relief from this type of program which focuses on low impact joint movements, cardiovascular health and joint flexiblity. However, even if you don't get pain relief, at least you can exercise in a medium that should make exercise more tolerable.

You may also wish to discuss cortisone injections as a way to mange your pain. A hip resurfacing procedure, a less invasive surgery than a hip replacement may also be of consideration. Even a hemi arthroplasty would be less invasive. These are all options to discuss with your surgeon.

Next, you could venture to alternative therapies...accupunture etc. ...however, the jury is still out on these types of approaches. To say the very least, it won't hurt you or worsen your condition.

Finally, if you've exhausted all your options and it HAS been confirmed that arthritis is the cause of your hip pain and your surgeon continues to refuse a hip replacement, I would simply seek another opinion. I see no reason to disable a young person because they are "too young" for the procedure. While it is true that you may eventually need a revision surgery in the future, you should know that hip replacement procedures are lasting longer and longer...I've seen several that have lasted greater than 10 years (and remember that the technology has improved since then) and I'm sure we'll start seeing them last 15-20 years. At that rate, better to have your revision done by age 71, rather than waiting until you are 65 to have the surgery and having to go through a revision at the age of 85 when surgery becomes a greater risk!

...I have seen MANY hip replacments performed in people under the age of 60...in fact, several have been in their 40s....it has GREATLY improved the quality of their life.

Best wishes to you.  (+ info)

Was my nan conned when buying a mobility scooter 2 years ago?

My nan bought a mobility scooter (go go elite traveller) in June 07 for £1495 and now we are tring to sell it they are priced at about £600 (brand new). Was my nan conned when she bought it or has the price of mobility scooters dropped drastically in the last 2 years?

they always try to con people on those, and also the matresses there was a report about it, you ned to find out who conned her and report them

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How could a person with very limited mobility somehow create brain endorphins for a sense of well-being?

I know that physical exercise creates endorphins and that endorphins help with feelings of well-being. I am unable to consider exercise. Are there other ways to help the brain create endorphins? Thank you.

chocolate and petting a dog.  (+ info)

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