The process of reproduction that is vital to survival of human race on this earth can take place only if both the sex partners are fertile or capable of bearing children. Unfortunately, large numbers of people including both men and women suffer from infertility. Infertility is a condition under which the concerned person is not able to take active part in the process of reproduction. As far as men are concerned, it is mainly caused due to problems in male sperms or problems in ejaculation of semen into female’s vagina.
Infertility in men may be caused due to multiple reasons due to which they are not able to make their female sex partners pregnant and hence the concerned couple is devoid of bliss of children. Although it is a physical condition however it has mental, psychological and emotional impact or effect as well on the personality of men. There are feelings of shame and embarrassment that has an adverse effect on the intimate or personal relationships of both the partners.
What causes male infertility?
There is not a single reason but multiple factors are responsible for causing male infertility. The major factors out of these may include insufficient or low sperm count, unhealthy sperms in male semen, seminal leakage, chronic illness, and lack of certain nutrients in diet that results in poor quality as well as low quantity of sperms.
Even certain habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption beyond limits may also be held responsible for causing male infertility. Hormonal imbalance in the body that creates problems in sperm production, use of chemotherapy for treatment of certain diseases, malfunctioning of the reproductive system, trauma relevant to the testicles, cancer in the testicles, and infections in the genital or reproductive system may also be responsible for causing male infertility.
How is male infertility confirmed?
Although there are no apparent or evident symptoms of male infertility however it is still confirmed in men. It is confirmed from the fact that the concerned man is not able to make his female sex partner pregnant or help her in bearing children even after one year of unprotected and continuous sex. Apart from this, some tests are also conducted by taking blood samples and semen samples of the sufferer so as to diagnose the condition properly.
How to prevent male infertility?
Since male infertility is a serious condition therefore it is quite important to prevent its occurrence. It can be done by following a healthy diet and lifestyle and by giving up the wrong habits. Here are some tips.
- Always pay attention to your diet so that you may take healthy and well-balanced diet incorporating all the essential nutrients required by the body.
- You must avoid processed, canned, junk and stale foods as all these have adverse effect on the overall health of the body including reproductive system too.
- You must carry out exercises regularly as these help a great deal in optimizing the functional efficiency of the reproductive system.
- Stay away from smoking, alcohol or use of drugs as all these reduce the reproductive capacity of men.
- Stay away from physical and mental stress for production of good quality and sufficient number of sperms in your body.