Is there a male biological clock?
Are you thinking that the biological clock is ticking on just the woman’s side of the bed? Well, it is no longer true!Do you even think of male infertility when the word infertility is mentioned? However, it must be surprising for you to know that male infertility is the reason behind 40% infertility cases! A man’s baby-making alarm may start to ring not too long after a woman’s chimes its final warning toll which is around age 40.The chances of having a baby drop with the man’s age.The men’s ageing process affects sperm quantity.Even though men produce fresh sperm every day, the cells the sperm are made from gathering their own mutations, and older sperm carries more DNA damage.
Male Infertility Causes
Some of the most common male infertility causes include:
- Sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
- Defect or obstruction in the reproductive system
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Hormone problems like low levels of testosterone
- Infection of the prostate and testes
- Injury to the testes
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Congenital defects
- Kidney disease
- Testicular cancer
- Use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
- Hernia repairs
- Wearing restrictive or tight underwear
- Abnormal sperm production
- Problems with the delivery of sperm
Male Infertility Symptoms
Intercourse, erections and ejaculation usually happen without difficulty. The quantity and appearance of the ejaculated semen usuallyseem normal to the naked eye. The only symptom most men with male infertility may notice is the inability to conceive a child, but other signs and symptoms may be associated with male infertility, depending upon the cause:
- Problems with sexual function
- Pain, swelling or lump in the testes area
- Recurrent respiratory infections
- Inability to smell
- Abnormal breast growth in men
- Lessened facial or body hair or other signs of a genetic or hormonal abnormality
- Lower than normal sperm count
Male Infertility Diagnosis
Diagnosis includes your medical history and a physical examination along with a semen analysis in order to check the number, shape and movement of sperm in the ejaculation. Blood tests also should be done to check the levels of hormones that control sperm production. Genetic investigations and testicular biopsies may also be done. In order to diagnose male infertility, the following routine checks will be done as per clinical history:
- A proper study of your medical and surgical history is necessary.
- A semen analysis will be prescribed.
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases must be shared.
- If you use lubricants during sexual intercourse, it may kill some sperms.
- Your developmental history is also studied to check whether there were any early or late puberty problems.
- Your testes and sex organs are examined physically to see how well they are developed.
Male Infertility Treatment
Male age perhaps has an effect on the success rate of fertility treatment. Homeopathy improves the number of sperms in cases of male infertility. Moreover, as compared to conventional treatment, homeopathic medicine is farsafer and also very cost effective. Dr Batra’s™ have successfully treated cases of male infertility. The doctors systematically evaluate all the medical and psychological causes of male infertility and offer treatment accordingly.
While the possibility of a male biological clock exists, not everyone believes it comes with a fertility alarm. If you don’t smoke, drink in moderation, exercise daily, and eat a healthy diet, you are likely to remain healthier in general – and that means a healthier reproductive system overall. You can take additional steps to protect the health of your sperm as well as your potency, at every age. Limit the use of a laptop as well as other sources of high heat including hot tubs.