Category: Male Infertility

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Exercise and Male Fertility: What’s The Connection?

When It’s Time To Man Up

One of the most common conversations I have with my patients has to do with the difficulty in getting their partners pregnant. Many men assume that when a pregnancy doesn’t occur, it’s because of a problem with their wife or girlfriend’s reproductive system. Other men do research and find out that in one in five cases of infertility, the problem is entirely with the male. These men often come into my office asking about male infertility issues such as sperm disorders, hormone imbalances or, if they’re over 40, age-related infertility. … MORE

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What a Man Can Do to Help Increase Chances of Pregnancy

For couples looking to conceive, or those experiencing difficulty with conception, often times the spotlight is placed on the woman with consideration of what she should be doing to increase her chances of becoming pregnant.  But as I often times remind my clients, it takes two to tango.  When it comes to increasing your chances of pregnancy, the guy bears some of the responsibility in regard to how he can contribute to the success rate. While there are some factors outside of both the man and woman’s control, for the man, he can increase the odds of conception by abiding by my recommendations below. … MORE

Signs of Low Testosterone and What to Do About It

Symptoms Of Low Testosterone

If you’re having trouble getting an erection or maintaining an erection, it’s possible that you have low testosterone. Starting during puberty, testosterone is what causes male bone and muscle development, hair growth, a deeper voice, and sperm production. Low testosterone — a condition in which the testicles don’t produce enough of the male sex hormone testosterone — affects almost 40% of men aged 45 and older. Also known as hypogonadism, low testosterone can affect men of any age. … MORE

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Varicocelectomy: Understanding the Procedure and Costs

What’s a varicocelectomy?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a varicocele or if you suspect that you have one, then you’re probably wondering: what do I do now? Varicoceles (swollen veins in the scrotum) can be a concern, especially if they cause discomfort or if you’re struggling with infertility. Varicoceles can interfere with male fertility by warming your testicles, which reduces sperm quality and quantity.

In most cases, a varicocele can be treated by surgical procedure called a varicocelectomy. During the surgery, the swollen veins are cut and closed off. Other veins then take over carrying the blood supply. … MORE

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Checking Your Plumbing: Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Sperm Count

What does “low sperm count” mean?

When a couple has been unable to get pregnant for a year, that’s the medical definition of infertility. It’s an issue that affects about one in every six couples. While you might automatically think infertility has something to do with your partner’s “plumbing,” you might want to have your own checked. In about 30% of cases, infertility is at least partly the result of a male condition. This is called male infertility, and it can be related to oligospermia, which is the medical term for low sperm count. This is what it’s called when your sperm count is less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of sperm. If your sperm count is low, your chances of getting your partner pregnant are reduced, but as discussed in this article, there is treatment of low sperm count.


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Causes & Symptoms of Low Sperm Count and When You Should See the Doctor

Low sperm count is a condition that affects many men; however, because it is not routinely tested, and typically lacks obvious signs, those affected may not be aware of their sperm’s health. Understandably, most men only begin to think about their sperm count when experiencing difficulty in achieving conception and are concerned about male infertility. And while many men with a low sperm count may still be able to father children, the chances of achieving a successful conception decrease if you have a low sperm count. Not only is conception a concern, but low sperm count can sometimes be a sign of a bigger problem associated with the male reproductive system.


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The Impact of Eating More Nuts on Your Sperm Quality

In previous blog posts on male infertility, I’ve mentioned many factors that could have a negative impact on sperm count, quality and viability, but many men are surprised to hear the next tip to help increase your fertility  – eat more nuts. Because sperm use the components derived from different food sources to divide and grow adequately, fortifying your meal plan with a diet rich in proteins and vegetables can help decrease your chances of infertility.  And given the results of the most recent research study, while you’re making your grocery list, you should also consider adding more nuts to the list. … MORE

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4 Ways to Increase Male Fertility

Infertility is a problem which affects 10 to 15% of couples. It is a health problem which many patients are not initially aware of because male fertility problems may go unnoticed for years; until they decide it is time to try for a pregnancy. Many factors such as age, genetics and lifestyle choices can affect the health of your sperm and predispose you to infertility. While you can neither alter your genes or roll back the years, there are certain habits that can help increase male fertility. … MORE

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Acute Prostatitis: Why Should It be Treated Immediately?

Acute prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate, usually caused by a relatively fast-developing bacterial infection in the male urinary tract. It should be treated immediately because the scarring that can develop from the infection can block the ejaculatory ducts, which are the tiny “ports” that allow sperm to mix with semen during ejaculation.