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Hello Doctor, My husband and I are trying to conceive but still no luck for us.  I am not sure whether this is husband once took the (evening primrose oil) EPO supplement without consulting a pharmacist or doctor.  As far as I am concerned the EPO can benefit women in balancing their hormone levels.  So I was wondering whether this can affect my husband’s sex health because I still haven’t conceived even after a year of trial.  For your information, my menstrual cycle is normal i.e more or less 30 to 33 days. Hope you can offer us some advice. Thanks


Conception has so many complex factors involved.  Many men take Evening Primrose Oil for its wonderful health benefits, particularly for the skin.  Its hormonal balancing effects are thought to be related to helping the brain communicate with the other parts of the endocrine system that regulate sex hormones (ovaries/testes).  So, unlike some other herbs/supplements it does not necessary aid female hormones by being like a hormone itself.  For this reason, I am highly doubtful that it has anything to do with your inability to conceive. 

You should seek out the help of a fertility specialist to have yourself and your husband evaluated.  This is the first step in determining how to successfully achieve your goals

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