What Do Men Need To Know About Infertility?

March 17, 2023
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When it comes to infertility, many people assume it is due to the woman. In reality, male factor infertility is responsible for half of all infertility cases. Male infertility can be caused by a variety of factors other than a lack of healthy sperm. Several fertility-related issues that men may face are frequently overlooked until it is too late. According to studies, men’s sperm quality declines as the yage, making conception more difficult. Medication, chemical exposure, illnesses, and injuries are all external factors that can have an impact on sperm quality. Infertility is diagnosed when a couple or individual is unable to conceive after 12 months of trying naturally. Despite equal statistics, male infertility is not as widely discussed as female infertility.

So, even if you’re not actively trying to conceive, what can you do to maximize your fertility as aman?

Prevent STDs by taking preventative measures.

It is critical to protect yourself and any potential partners from STDs by having yourself tested and treated whenever you meet a new partner. To further reduce the risk, use protection, such as condoms, with all new partners. The consequences of an STD can be much more serious, even life-threatening, and can cause complications when trying to conceive.

Quit smoking, drinking, and using drugs.

Excessive smoking, drug use, and drinking are all detrimental to your overall health. All three have been linked to infertility in men. Long-term cocaine use in men can result in lower sperm count, decreased mobility of existing sperm, and an increase in the number of abnormally shaped sperm.

Be Wary of Toxic Substances

Toxic substances and other harmful materials, such as synthetic chemicals, metals, fertilizer, bug spray, and feces, can be found at work or in homes and can all harm the reproductive system. Even minor exposure during infancy, childhood, or puberty can result in underlying diseases. It is best to be aware of these substances and keep them in secure areas away from daily activities and areas.

Maintain a Healthy Weight and Way of Life

When it comes to fertility health, maintaining a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) is important for both men and women. BMI has been directly linked to infertility in both genders, and even minor weight changes can have an impact on a person’s fertility journey. High BMI is associated with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and low sperm count in men. Implementing a healthy lifestyle balance of diet, fitness, and mental state is critical at any age. Starting and maintaining healthy habits early in life can benefit your natural fertility later in life.

Male fertility can also be affected by various medications and drugs, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which are used to treat cancer. Medication for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) orulcerative colitis (UC) can impair fertility. Calcium channel blockers, which are used to treat high blood pressure, can make infertility difficult. Anabolic steroids are used to improve athletic performance or to treat hormonal issues such as delayed puberty, which can have a negative impact on fertility.

Sr. IVF Specialist & Medical Director at NANDI IVF
Dr. Payal Bajaj is an experienced Obstetrician & Gynecologist with over 20 years of experience in the discipline. She is a Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist. She has Done MBBS From the Renowned Lady Hardinge Medical College. DGO from the prestigious VMMC & Safdarjang Hospital, DMAS From World Laparoscopy Hospital.

She has Completed Her esteemed ASPIRE -ISAR Fellowship in the field of Reproductive Medicine from AFGC, Delhi And St' Mother's Hospital Japan.She has also been trained from the University of KEIL Germany. She has won various academic awards all through her academic career.
Dr. Payal Bajaj

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