Author: Dexeus Mujer

Recommendations to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection

In recent days several positive cases have been detected throughout Europe and, for this reason, we want to inform you that at Dexeus Mujer we are closely following their evolution and we are in contact with Salud Pública of the Ministry of Health of Spain to follow all the protocols they set. Coronavirus COVID-19 does not have, at present, specific treatment and affects older people who have serious underlying conditions rather than children and pregnant women. Anyway, from Dexeus Mujer we want to share recommendations to reduce the risk of infection: Perform extra hand hygiene. Wash your hands frequently...

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What’s your opinion on egg freezing?

Do you know that you can freeze your oocytes to postpone motherhood? Have you ever talked about it with your friends? What do you think about it? Do you know someone who has done it? Would you do it? Although the demand for this treatment has grown a lot in recent years, it is still a topic that is little talked about and about which information is lacking. In this video, four women aged between 20 and 37 answer these and other questions, and two of them, who decided to do it, tell us about their...

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Against cancer, play sports!

Everyone knows that playing sports is beneficial to health, but not that it reduces the risk of developing cancer, and that in people who have had this disease it protects against possible relapses and helps to better face the treatment.  It is very good news! And many scientific studies prove it. The World Health Organization corroborates it and offers practical recommendations for different age groups (see box at the end). However, not all oncologists advise their patients to play sports, and, although advised, only a third of them follow the recommendations of their doctor. So, on the occasion of...

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Male infertility: what solutions are there?

They may not have the biological clock pressure, but they are also affected, in the same way, by infertility problems. Moreover, for most of them is the same as for us: they find out they have problems when they try to be parents, but they can’t. Luckily, in many cases these problems can be solved, and the tests to make the diagnosis are usually very fast and simple. But this is an issue not widely spoken and that men often do not even consider. Therefore, if you are young and have been looking for an unsuccessful pregnancy for almost...

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8 curious facts about human embryos

If you have not studied biology, it is likely that you only remember some of the basic notions you learned in school about this topic (like most people do…). But if you are pregnant, curious or you’re undergoing an assisted reproduction treatment, you may be a little more interested in it. In this article, Dr Monica Parriego, specialist in embryology and responsible for our Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory, offers us some data that you may not know or that could surprise you.  Ready to level up? How is it generated and how big is an embryo initially? The human...

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