Male infertility treatment

There are various causes for male infertility. Male infertility treatment is undertaken as a medical condition and should not be considered a personal male ego problem. Men and women need to focus on this medical condition together to solve their infertility issues when trying to conceive.

Wearing restrictive clothing around the scrotum can cause male infertility or it can be caused by an injury to the scrotum or testes. It may be caused by a hormone deficiency or an illness or another medical condition. There man may have been born with a birth defect. As stated above, the causes can be varied. Men who have problems with infertility have several treatment options available to them. The treatment options being considered should best correct the cause of the male infertility. Male infertility is diagnosed when a semen analysis reveals low sperm count or low sperm mobility. A blood test must be done as well as a semen analysis to properly diagnose it. Most of the time male infertility treatment is not begun until the couple has been trying to conceive for at least a year.

There is a wide array of treatment options available for male infertility. Certain drugs like clomiphene and others can be taken to increase hormone production if that is the cause. The pituitary gland is the responsible gland that affects the hormones and male fertility. The prostrate gland is also instrumental in the production of male spermatozoa. When these glands are not performing up to par prescription drugs are used to help regulate the hormones.

Wearing lose clothing should always be worn when the male wants to increase his fertility and sperm count. Some men are infertile because of birth defect that can be corrected by surgery as well. Male infertility may be caused by a low grade infection that can be treated with antibiotics. Excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking can cause male infertility. When men stop drinking alcohol or smoking they can see an increase in sperm production after about three months. Testicular overheating caused by taking hot baths or spending too much time in a hot tub can lead to male infertility and a low sperm count. The treatment for this is easy. Just do not spend a lot of time in hot water. These are all effective male infertility treatment for mild cases of low sperm count.

Higher degrees of male infertility, such as when there is no sperm count in the ejaculate at all, can be treated by retrieving sperm from the reproductive tract. Low sperm count or other problems with the sperm is always responsible for male infertility. All male infertility treatments focus on ways to increase the sperm count. Some men are born with a vein in the scrotum that can block the passage of the sperm. When this is the case the vein or veins can be surgically dilated to help the sperm pass through the reproductive tract more readily.

There are artificial methods to treat male infertility. This treatment is by means of artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization. These treatments are very expensive. However, this method is becoming more and more popular with couples who are having difficulty conceiving a child. With this method ovarian stimulation is also used for the female. A couple will usually need to undergo at least 3 cycles of treatment before conception takes place however. This further adds to the cost of an already expensive infertility treatment. Before taking on such an expense the other forms of male infertility treatments should be tried first if the individual case warrants it.

There are also many natural herbal supplements on the market that are advertised as aiding sperm production. Since malnutrition is another cause for this condition, supplementing and improving one’s diet and nutrition can be considered a viable alternative for treating this condition.

Last updated on Jan 31st, 2011 and filed under Men's Health, Reproductive Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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