No, infertility is not always a female issue. Infertility can affect both men and women.
Infertility in men:
One in seven couples is infertile. Male infertility can be caused by poor sperm production, defective sperm function, or sperm delivery clogs. Male infertility can be caused by illnesses, injuries, chronic health issues, lifestyle choices, and other conditions.
Inability to have a child can be stressful and depressing, but a variety of natural lifestyle solutions for male infertility are available. Even if you are undergoing IUI therapy, you must follow this natural lifestyle routine.
- Change in hair growth
- Sexual desire varies
- Testicular pain, bulge, or swelling
- Erection and ejaculation problems
- Testicles are small and solid
- A lack of smell
Causes of male infertility:
In general, male infertility is related to the following issues:
- Efficient sperm production.
- Sperm count, is often known as the quantity of sperm.
- The shape of the sperm
- Sperm movement
These issues are exacerbated by stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, junk foods, and a lack of exercise and meditation. Although it only takes one sperm to fertilize an egg but the journey there might be difficult. The greater your sperm count, the higher your chances.
You must release healthy sperm: Initially, this includes the development of male reproductive organs throughout puberty. At least one of your testicles must be working correctly, and your body must create testosterone and other hormones to initiate and sustain sperm production.
Sperm must be transported into the semis: Once sperm are formed in the testicles, it is transported through delicate tubes until it combines with semen and is ejaculated out of the penis.
There must be enough sperm in the semen: If the amount of sperm in your semen is low, the chances of fertilizing your partner’s egg are reduced. A low sperm count is defined as less than 15 million sperm per mL of semen or less than 39 million sperm per ejaculate.
Sperm must be functional and active: If your sperm’s motility or function is poor, it may be unable to reach or enter your partner’s egg.
- Drug use
Anabolic drugs used to increase muscle strength and development might shrink the testicles and reduce sperm production. Cocaine and marijuana use may temporarily lower the number and quality of your sperm.
Men who smoke may have lower sperm counts than nonsmokers. Secondhand smoking may potentially have an impact on male fertility.
- Use of alcohol
Alcohol use can diminish testosterone levels, promote erectile dysfunction, and reduce sperm production, which leads to infertility. Excessive drinking can cause liver damage, which can affect fertility.
- Being overweight or obese
Obesity can affect fertility in a multitude of ways, including directly affecting sperm and generating hormone changes that lower male fertility.
So, how about masturbation?
You’ve probably heard that excessive masturbation can lower the sperm count. However, no research has found this to be true. You can ejaculate every day and, with a good diet & workout, you will still have good sperm quality.
How Obesity Affects IUI Success:
- Being overweight causes mild male factor infertility.
- Obese couples are experiencing unexplained infertility.
- Insufficient sperm production.
- Poor sperm count.
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