Common Causes of Fertility Problems in Men

Common Causes of Fertility Problems in Men

Western lifestyle is stressful, often unhealthy and imbalanced – a phenomenon that frequently manifests itself in the form of conception difficulties. Infertility is very common, affecting as much as 15% of couples trying to have a baby; and male infertility problems are the main cause in more than a third of the cases. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Male infertility can be of different origins, from testicle trauma and genetic problems to the effects of environmental factors. Here are the top 3 male infertility causes.

Abnormal Sperm

In order to fertilize an egg, not only do sperm need to be delivered in a sufficient concentration, but the sperm cells delivered also have to be of the right size and shape. Sperm motility is another factor that influences conception. If the sperm do not move appropriately towards the egg, their passage through the reproductive tract of the female body becomes difficult, significantly decreasing the chances of fertilization.

Sperm size, shape and motility is tested with the help of laboratory tests, then the patient needs to go thorough medical examination to rule out other physical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or other problems of an endocrinologic nature. If the sperm disorder is caused by an underlying illness, the original illness will be treated first. If there is no such condition diagnosed, the sperm disorder is tackled with the help of hormone treatment, to restore the balance of the endocrine system.

Exposure to Environmental Factors

The quality and the quantity of the sperm are equally influenced by environmental pollution and the chemicals that surround us. Detergents, paints and lacquers, the pesticides used in agriculture that make their way into our fruits and vegetables, the artificial chemicals used by the food industry are all substances that can disrupt normal sperm production. Although these substances are difficult to avoid, a health-conscious, balanced diet will help not only in restoring the proper functioning of the male reproductive organs, but also in boosting the immune system, thus promoting general health.

Erection Problems

Erectile dysfunction and the failure to have intercourse are also very frequent sexual problems experienced by men. In the majority of the cases, the problem has psychological roots and is usually temporary, but if it persists, it requires medical attention.

In case a couple seems unable to conceive, it is very important that both partners have themselves examined by a specialist. If the results of the examinations show that there are male fertility problems in the background, you must not despair – medical science knows a lot about how to treat these problems, and lifestyle changes can also be very efficient.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)