What is Male Infertility?
Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport.
Male infertility is any health issue in a man that lowers the chances of his female partner getting pregnant. Through medical testing, the doctor may be able to find the cause of the problem.
Common Causes of Male Infertility:
A few causes are:
–Varicocele(enlarged veins in the testicles)
–Infection in the testicle or prostate
–Chemotherapy for cancer
The main sign of male infertility is the inability to conceive a child.
Factors that Increase the Risk of Male Infertility
A number of risk factors are linked to male infertility, including:
- Smoking tobacco
- Drinking alcohol excessively
- Being overweight
- Exposure to environmental toxins
- Having past or present infections
- Overheating the testicles
- Having medical conditions, including tumors and chronic illnesses
- Taking medication or undergoing medical treatment such as radiation for cancer
What strategies help men cope with infertility?
Infertility problems presented in the media may not deal with the couples’ pain or upset, particularly the infertile man’s feelings. Infertile men may experience similar dilemmas and distress. Acknowledging that infertility can create feelings of stress and anxiety is an important step towards coping with the health problem.
A common stress management technique used by men is to look for a solution. In the case of infertility, this often means searching for available treatments and putting aside emotional responses. It is usually helpful for men to take responsibility for finding help for their infertility rather than relying on their partner to organize appointments.
Simple Semen analysis in a standard laboratory will help diagnose and treat the problem With low sperm counts newer modalities like ICSI and IMSI are available to select the best morphological sperm.
Types of Semen problems:
- Low count
- Decreased motility
- Abnormal Morphology
- Absent speed in Semen sample
Can I do anything to prevent male infertility?
It is best to avoid cigarette smoking, excess alcohol, sexually transmitted infections, heat stress from tight-fitting underwear, and anabolic steroids (taken for bodybuilding or sporting purposes) as these factors can be harmful to the production of sperm.
If you work in an occupation that may affect your fertility, it’s important to wear protective clothing and follow all occupational health and safety guidelines. It is recommended that couples trying to conceive avoid exposure to any possibly harmful chemicals. Because of the possible effects on fertility, it’s important to tell your doctor if you have had hormone treatment or had surgery as a child to move your testes into the scrotum.
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