Assessing a patient’s risk tolerance is important for any doctor, and especially for surgeons, who carry knives to things. Although the risks of life and limbs are common discussions before surgery, I have recently been captivated by a very different type of risk conversation I am having with patients: the risks of being an older parent. What is an older father? Most researchers agree that the term applies to men 40 years of age or older.
disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. But did you know that you can also throw a wrench in your efforts to conceive? In fact, when it comes to the effect of sperm weight, both extremes are problematic: being too thin or overweight can affect sperm production and fertility.