Misconceptions about male infertility

Infertility, a growing problem in the last few decades is affecting women and men equally. What if a man who is smart, young and dynamic comes to know that he being successful in all the aspects of life is not able to produce offspring of his own? The devastating truth takes a toll on the pride and ego of the male and he finds too difficult to talk about it in open. Women usually are willing to share their emotions and talk easily about their fertility problems, however it is emasculating for a man to talk about his masculinity. Infertility is diagnosed when there is no conception after a year of unprotected intercourse. Male infertility is connected to low sperm count, no sperms, poor motility of sperms, blocked vas deferens or testicular failures. Besides clinical reasons there are some myths that effect men in general to think about their fertility issues.

It is generally believed that men don’t need fertility drugs to increase their sperm count, however, use of folic acid, coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E helps to increase the sperm count and motility to a certain extent.

Sperm quality and quantity is not affected by the age of the male is another myth which refrains men to go for the treatment. Though men don’t experience menopause-like women, but the sperm quality and quantity decline by age.

Lifestyle choices don’t affect the fertility in men is another myth that leads to troubles. Smoking, excessive use of alcohol, drug abuse, excessive caffeine intake and the ad use of laptops and mobile phones are responsible for low sperm count and also effect the health of the sperm.
Exposure to pesticides, insecticides or chemicals can also be the cause of male infertility. Men working in these segments are easily exposed to the hazards leading to infertility.

Although misconceptions prevail and men are greatly influenced by it but proper understanding could help ease out the problem. Feel free to connect at Seeds of innocence Fertility clinic today. Write us at: info@seedsofinnocence.com Visit us at : www.seedsofinnocence.com

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  • Erectile dysfunction – Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is defined by difficulty getting and keeping an erection. It can be an embarrassing thing to talk about. It’s been reported that more than half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 experience some form of ED. So take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
  • Premature Ejaculation – Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Estimates vary, but as many as 1 out of 3 men say they experience this problem at some time.
  • Delayed Ejaculation – Delayed ejaculation — sometimes called impaired ejaculation — is a condition in which it takes an extended period of sexual stimulation for men to reach sexual climax and release semen from the penis (ejaculate). Some men with delayed ejaculation are unable to ejaculate at all.
  • Retrograde Ejaculation – Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. Although you still reach sexual climax, you might ejaculate very little or no semen. This is sometimes called a dry orgasm. Retrograde ejaculation isn’t harmful, but it can cause male infertility.
  • Low sperm count and Azoospermia – A low sperm count is also called oligospermia (ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh). A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.
  • Reduced Sexual Desire – Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem that affects many men and women at some point in their life. It’s often linked to relationship issues, stress or tiredness, but can be a sign of an underlying medical problem, such as reduced hormone levels.
  • DNA fragmentation – DNA fragmentation is the separation or breaking of DNA strands into pieces. It can be done intentionally by laboratory personnel or by cells, or can occur spontaneously. Spontaneous or accidental DNA fragmentation is fragmentation that gradually accumulates in a cell.
  • Karyotype Abnormalities – Abnormal karyotype test results could mean that you or your baby have unusual chromosomes. This may indicate genetic diseases and disorders such as: Down syndrome (also known as trisomy 21), which causes developmental delays and intellectual disabilities.