Ways To Overcome Male Infertility

Posted on January 29, 2009 @ 2:12 am
by Andrew W John

One of the unfair situations in life is where a couple has trouble conceiving a child. Although infertility is not a disease, its affects are similar, causing stress and anxiety for the couples who find out they may not be able to have a child.

Unfortunately male infertility is also on the increase and creates its own problems with male pride it is important to know more about the subject to avoid some of the popular misconceptions. So if you are made aware of the possible options available then it is possible to assess the situation and decide on a course of action.

The definition of infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after trying for one year and infertility for women is the inability to deliver a baby to full term. Male infertility is generally connected with hormonal disorders, obstruction in the reproductive system, sexual dysfunction, or recurring illness and is actually the state of inability rather than a specific disease. To find out why a man is infertile, it is now common practice to look closely at his family history and current lifestyle habits, however even if the cause is found it is a sad fact that approximately fifty percent of men will remain infertile.

The causes of male infertility can be categorized into two, which are congenital condition and acquired condition. Acquired male infertility is something that may happen through an event or lifestyle change for example but congenital male infertility would mean it has been there since birth.

Treatment involving radiation therapy can cause male sterility as can other medication for high blood pressure for instance but other conditions such as diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases can also cause the problem. There are other times where male infertility could be the result of situations where he is laid up like those where a high fever is involved, a serious infection or kidney conditions for instance.

The male hormone testosterone is responsible for the development of the male sexual organs and where there is a reduction in this hormone then infertility can result. Over the years the methods fertility specialists have developed has been refined and now the causes of infertility in a couple starts with the male as it is easier to look for inconsistencies in the male’s reproductive system than in a female’s reproductive system.

An investigation of family history is the first diagnostic method in detecting the causes of one’s infertility and a doctor will try to establish if the causes are congenital or acquired as they learn more about a patient’s family history. Once the cause of male infertility is established, the doctor can recommend a set of treatments to make conception between the couple possible as each treatment addresses a certain cause and unlike other conditions, male infertility can be solved with specific types of treatment.

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