When couple is struggling to conceive, most people think of infertility however approximately 1/3 of infertility is attributed to the female partner, 1/3 attributed to the male partner and 1/3 is caused by a combination of both problems in both partners or is unexplained.
Male factor infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy due to the following:
- Low or Absent Sperm Production
- `Abnormal Sperm Function
- Misshapen Sperm
- Erectile Dysfunction
There are so many reasons for male factor infertility including:
- Genetic Abnormalities
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases or Infections
- Excessive Heat Exposure
- Certain Medications
- Environmental Toxins
- Previous Surgery
- Damage to the testes
Fertility in men depends on the production and delivery of sperm. The best way to determine if a man is infertile is to do a complete History and Physical exam and the semen analysis, a Blood test and an Ultrasound may also be recommended.
The Physical exam may detect the presence of an injury and potential problem with the testicle.
The Semen Analysis evaluates the volume of semen produced, the concentration of the sperm in the semen, abnormalities with sperm movement, the shapes of the individual sperm cells and any evidence of infection.
If male factor infertility is diagnosed sometimes life style changes can help;
- Quitting Smoking and alcohol use
- Reducing Stress
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight
- Eating A Healthy Diet
- Exercises may Improve fertility
If other treatment is required we may suggest one of these treatments:
- Hormone Therapy
- Intrauterine Insemination
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
The field of Assisted Reproductive Technology has made many advances with a collaborative effort of a trained Geologist and the reproductive and the Chronology team; it is now possible to overcome nearly all obstacles opposed by male factor infertility. Green-Onyx Fertility Clinic serves patients in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
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