TOP CAUSES OF MALE INFERTILITY


COMMON CAUSES OF INFERTILITY IN MEN AND SOLUTIONS

INFERTILITY IN MEN IS MOST OFTEN CAUSED BY:
        A problem called varicocele (VAIR-ih-koh-seel). This happens when the veins on a man’s testicles (s) are  too large. This heats the testicles.
The heat can affect the number of shape of the sperm.
        Movement of the sperm. This may be caused by the shape of the sperm. Sometimes injuries or other damage to the reproductive system block the sperm.
Sometimes a man is born with the problems that affect his sperm. Other times problem start  later in life due to illness or injury. For example, cystic fibrosis often causes infertility in men.

What increase a man’s risk of infertility?
A man’s sperm can be changed by his overall health and lifestyle. Some things that may reduce the health or number of sperm include:
ALCOHOL
Alcohol affects reproduction in both men and women in a number of ways. The more you drink, the greater the effect it can have on your fertility that applies to men and women.
While many of alcohol’s effects on reproduction are temporary, continuing to regularly drink very the government’s daily until guideline can lead to serious infertility problems. And the drinking you do in your late teens and early twenties can affect your fertility later in life. So, f you’re thinking of starting a family it’s time to keep an eye on what you’re drinking.
SOMKING CIGRATTES
“specialized testing clearly reveals a significant drop in fertility potential for men who are heavy tobacco smokers. Men who also “should be aware that smoking can damage their sperm DNA, passing on faulty DNA to their baby.
These may also result in health problems such as mumps, serious conditions like kidney disease, or hormone problems.
MEDICATIONS
Medications that have a direct toxic effect on the testicles can damage the cells which produce sperm. This can result in lower sperm counts or in severe cases-cause a complete absence of sperm. Damage to the some medications may act to decrease male sexual interest in intercourse, or libido. Other medications may interfere with the ability of a man to get an erection or ejaculate.
Finally, some medication s may affect the sperm directly. For example, a group of medications which are commonly used to treat high  blood pressure called  calcium channel blockers have been shown in some studies to block the ability of the sperm to fertilize an egg.
Some of these include radiation treatment and Chemotherapy for cancers.  
AGE
Yes, it can. Men have a biological clock of sorts. Men in their 70s or even 80s can, and do, father children. But a man this age is more likely to take years rather than months to get his partner pregnant.
The older a man is. The longer it will take him to get his partner pregnant. The chance of conception taking more than a year is:
·         About eight per cent when the man is under 25
·         About 15 per cent when the man is over 35

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