Infertility is a very common problem among the modern human population. It occurs as both, treatable and permanent infertility. It is a misconception that when a couple is unable to conceive a baby, the problem lies with the woman.
It is a fact that male infertility is a reality and can be an equal contributor to failure in conception. Infertility (whether primary or secondary) is a problem when a couple consistently tries to have a baby through regular intercourse for up to a year without any success.
If the woman is over the age of 35 and the man is over 45, this test period is reduced to 6 months. In such situations it is best to consult a reputed reproduction specialist for help. The causes for infertility in men are very different from those in women.
With the advance of medical technology in recent years it is very easy to treat infertility in men. The most important thing is to never ignore even the smallest sign of possible infertility.
If you and your partner are trying to have a baby you must be on the lookout for any sign that tells you that something is wrong. There are many different things that can cause male infertility. Here is a list of common causes of infertility in men.
History of Diseases
A man who as suffered from certain diseases is more at risk of being infertile than others who have not. These include sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and Herpes. Cystic fibrosis is also a common culprit behind this problem.
Common Causes Of Male Infertility
The penis and other reproductive parts of a man are like any other muscle of the body. Any sort of injury inflicted on them can cause them to malfunction. Men who play contact sports are prone to suffering groin injuries and fractures which can result in infertility issues. Also any wounds or muscle and ligament tears during sexual intercourse may make a man infertile.
The sperm are transported from the scrotum to the penis through a highly evolved piping system. Any blockages in these pipes or ducts can contribute to infertility.
The problem in such a case is not the production of spermatozoa as it is usually more than adequate. The problem is that it is not ejaculated during intercourse to fertilize the woman’s ova. Such blockages can be caused due to infections, injuries and STDs.
Low motility of sperm can be described as weakness. The sperm are of an inferior quality and are not strong enough to travel from the penis to the ovaries after intercourse. Men should avoid high temperatures around their reproductive organs and abdominal area. Doctors also advise that boxer shorts are better than tight briefs for men for the purpose of fertility.
Low Hormone Levels
The male hormone called Testosterone is a very important factor towards production and quality of sperm. Low levels or lack of this essential hormone can make a man infertile. This problem can be corrected through hormonal therapy as suggested by your doctor.
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