Men's role in infertility
People even in this 21st century think that infertility is only a feminine problem. It's time for the society to rule out all these myths and realize the fact that infertility is not only a ‘her’ problem. Male infertility also plays a role.
What is male infertility?
This is a health issue where a male partner fails to get his female partner pregnant. This may be as a result of a deficiency in sperm formation, difficulty in erection, varicocele in the scrotum or blocked tubes. Of all infertility causes, male infertility contributes to about thirty percent. We offer the best male infertility treatment in Kochi, to bring you the joy of beginning a happy family.
- At least one of the testicles must be functional and be able to produce healthy sperm
- Sperm shouldn't be oddly shaped
- Sperms must be functional and normal. If it is abnormal it fails to move and reach the egg
- Sperms must move on the right way until they mix with the semen
- If the number of sperm is lower or below average.
- Varicoceles: Swollen veins in the scrotum harm the growth of the sperm by blocking proper blood drainage.
- Retrograde ejaculation: A condition in which the semen goes backward into the bladder instead of ejecting out of the penis. This makes the sperm, hard to reach the vagina.
- Antibodies attack sperm:There are chances when antibodies attack sperm considering it as harmful invaders and eliminate them.
- Tumors: Cancers and tumors affect the glands that release hormones related to reproduction.
- Blocks: Certain surgeries can cause blockage. With a blockage in any part of the male reproductive tract, the sperm fails to leave the body during ejaculation.
- Hormone imbalance: Disorders in hormones or in the testicles can result in infertility.
- Chromosomes: Changes in the number and structure of chromosomes can affect fertility as sperm carry half on DNA into the eggs.
- Problems in the sexual intercourse, digestive disorder, certain medications exposure to industrial chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, and X-rays overheating the testicles, drug use, alcohol, smoking, stress and depression, overweight, etc also cause male infertility.
Many infertility problems have no preventive methods but we can avoid some by controlling our lifestyle.
- Quit smoking
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Reduce weight
- No vasectomy
- Reduce stress
- Avoid exposure to industrial chemicals
- Avoid factors that lead to heat the testicles for a long time.
Treatments for infertility:
- Treating infections
- Treatments for sexual intercourse problems
- Hormone treatments and medicines
- Assisted reproductive technology
In cases when treatments are not effective, the doctor might suggest using sperm from a sperm donor or adopting a child.
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