Male infertility is quite a common issue. For a regular, healthy couple conceiving a baby is a simple and natural experience. For some other couples it can be incredibly challenging. First and foremost, male fertility is mostly related to the quality and quantity of the sperm.
Male infertility is common, as we mentioned before. In about 20% of infertile couples, the issue lies solely on the male partner.
Male infertility is most commonly caused by something that affects either sperm production or transport. According to the latest data, here are the top 4 causes of infertility in males:
- Undetermined causes (40 to 50%);
- Hypogonadism (30 to 40%);
- Sperm transportation disorder (10 to 20%);
- Hypothalamic dysfunction (1 to 2%).
There’s much further research to be conducted on this topic, as evidenced by the widespread “unknown causes” diagnosis. There are many causes for low sperm count and lack of sperm, let’s go over some of them:
- Genetic predisposal.
- Substance abuse, use of alcohol and tobacco. As always, moderation is key, but these factors prove to be incredibly harmful to the sperm.
- Mumps infection after puberty.
- Hormone imbalances.
- Exposure to harmful chemicals or radiation.
- Injuries to the groin.
- Chromosome defects.
- Celiac disease.
- Overheating of the testicles. Surprisingly common cause. It occurs when men who frequent steam baths, hot-tubs and hot showers may have lower sperm count. Also worth noting: wearing tight underwear and clothes, working on a computer and sitting for an extended period of time can also reduce the sperm production.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, to put it bluntly. There are so many medical, environmental and health causes that it would take a whole new article to do them justice.
Usually, male infertility is treated by one (or more) of the following methods:
- Taking pills that boost sperm production.
- Taking antibacterials to cure an infection.
- Taking hormonal medicine to cure hormonal imbalances.
- Wearing baggier underwear and avoiding hot showers.
Other treatments include taking clinically proven male fertility supplements, think Sildenafil 100 mg and FertilAid. The bottom line is: male infertility is treatable if your doctor is able to properly identify the root cause.