Male infertility refers to a medical condition in men that lowers his female partner’s chances of getting pregnant. Men’s fertility depends on their ability to produce healthy sperm. The hormones that control their reproductive organs are made and stored in their two testicles. Making healthy and mature sperm depends on many things; your lifestyle plays a huge role in balancing the hormones and preventing male infertility.
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive through unprotected sex for 6-12 months, it’s time to visit a fertility centre in Pune. Saishree IVF has been offering male infertility treatment in Pune for decades, and today, we are here with some of the most frequently asked questions related to male infertility.
1. What is male infertility?
It is a health condition under which the male partner’s sperm quality and quantity deteriorate. He finds it difficult to impregnate his female partner even after trying to have unprotected sex for 6-12 months.
2. Is male infertility a common condition?
One out of eight couples finds it challenging to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. One-third of these cases are attributed to the male partner’s health condition, which leads to infertility. Male infertility is common in men who are not giving up on their sedentary lifestyle.
3. What can lead to male infertility?
Many environmental, genetic, and health conditions may cause infertility in men. Some of the most common causes are – Drugs, steroids, alcohol, marijuana, excess cycling, obesity, tight clothing, hot tub bath, hot shower, and exposure to radiation, UV-rays, vitamin deficiency, toxicants (pesticides, heavy metal, and mercury), Varicocele, hernia treatment, genital infection, cancer, and trauma.
4. What causes male genetic infertility?
• The Y-chromosome that determines male sex gets mutated, which leads to male genetic infertility.
• Hormonal issues such as diabetes or problems associated with the thyroid and adrenal glands can also cause male infertility.
• Klinefelter’s XXY syndrome, a condition in which the male partner’s sperm carries an extra copy of female-sex determining genes, can make it difficult for the couples to get pregnant.
5. What are the treatment options for male infertility?
Male infertility treatment in Pune, at Saishree IVF, can be treated with several options:
• ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection): Under this fertility treatment, the best-quality sperm is chosen from the male partner’s semen sample and fertilized with the female partner’s egg outside in a laboratory setup.
• If the patient had performed vasectomy in the past, surgery could help reverse the procedure and help the patient produce sperm.
• Surgery is also suggested to the male patients suffering from a condition called Varicocele. It is a condition in which the veins inside the scrotum get enlarged.
• Stress management
• Quit smoking and alcohol consumption
• Increase your vitamin intake, especially zinc, folic acid, and L-carnitine
Not every type of male infertility is permanent. With effective treatment, medicines, and a healthy routine, most patients can overcome infertility issues. To learn more about infertility treatment costs and alternative options, you can call us or schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in Pune.