Reproduction is a simple and natural occurrence for most couples. However, for some couples it is very difficult to conceive. And at this point, all attention on conception and pregnancy is focused on women whereas men have their own problems as well.
A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.
I did at least five seminal fluid analysis (semen) test for my patients last week and I wasn’t surprised to discover that some men who are agile and healthy could have dead spermatozoa.
I became furious and decided to do a research on those things that cause infertility in men.
The semen analysis can make many men nervous. To get the best test results, the sample should get to the testing lab within an hour of collection, after 3 days abstinence from coitus.
I’m going to share with you things that cause infertility in men and how to overcome them…
Infertility is a widespread problem and there are however, a few symptoms and risk factors to look out for. If any of these symptoms or risk factors applies to you, see a urologist before you start trying to conceive:
• If you have an undescended testicle
• If you have been treated for a sexually transmitted infection in the past
• If you have trouble having or maintaining an erection
• If you have low sex drive
• If you have pain, swelling, or a lump in the testicular area
Here are some of the causes of infertility in men.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
Sexually transmitted disease such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea can lead to infertility if not treated promptly. Left untreated it can lead to scar tissue within the male reproductive tract, making semen transfer ineffective or even impossible. If you have any symptoms of an STD, see your doctor right away.
Smoking negatively affects sperm counts, sperm shape, and sperm movement, all important factors for conception. Smoking is also connected to erectile dysfunction, so dropping the habit may reverse some of the negative effects.
Is a common problem affecting fertility that is caused by a supportive tissue abnormality which allows the testes to twist inside the scrotum which is characterized by extreme swelling. Torsion pinches the blood vessels that feed the testes shut which causes testicular damage. If emergency surgery is not performed to untwist the testes, torsion can seriously impair fertility and cause permanent infertility if both testes twist.
Low thyroid hormone levels can cause poor semen quality, poor testicular function and may disturb libido. It may be caused by a diet high in iodine. Reducing iodine intake or beginning thyroid hormone replacement therapy can elevate sperm count. This condition is found in only 1 percent of infertile men.
Insulin is a hormone. So when you have diabetes, or any form of insulin resistance, you have a hormone imbalance. When one hormone is out of balance, it can trigger a domino-like effect with the rest of your hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. These hormone imbalances can cause a wide variety of side effects, ranging from ovarian cysts to erectile dysfunction and infertility.
Researchers have found that the reason why a man’s testicles rests outside the body in the scrotum rather than in the abdomen like the ovaries is because the ideal temperature for sperm production is three to four degrees below normal body temperature.
Any warmer will affect sperm count, slashing it by about 40 percent per one-degree rise. Temporary overheating of the testicles can result from exposure to things such as saunas, hot tubs, heating blankets, even waterbeds.
Research has shown that men who sleep in waterbeds are up to four times more likely to suffer fertility problems than those who prefer a traditional mattress. Frequent bike riding and wearing tight clothing can temporarily trap heat as well, and thereby cause more problems to the testicles.
Alcohol can reduce a man’s testosterone levels, leading to loss of libido. It can also damage the quality, structure and movement of sperm by stopping the liver from properly metabolizing vitamin A, which is needed for sperm development.
Treatment & Solution to Infertility Problems in Men
Be rest assured that it is curable as some antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, Gentamicin, Streptomycin, Cloxacillin proves effective to help reduce/cure the infertility disease. But the best way, is to get to the medical laboratory with your semen sample for seminal fluid analysis test (SFA) thereafter consult your doctor with the lab result and don’t ever try self medication.
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