Starting a family is an event that most couples anticipate eagerly. Unfortunately, many couples struggle with infertility issues, which can take the sheen off the experience. More often than not, the common societal misconception when a couple is having trouble getting pregnant is that the woman is the one with problems. This isn’t true – in fact, studies show that male factor infertility is the cause of around 40% of infertility cases!
Male infertility can be caused by hormone disorders, illness,infection, injury to reproductive anatomy, obstruction or sexual dysfunction. These factors can temporarily or permanently affect sperm and thereby prevent conception. Some disorders become more difficult to treat, the longer they are left untreated. Which is why it is important to first make a definite diagnosis of what’s causing your infertility.
At Srushti, our goal is to help you realise your wish of having a child. With over 23 years in the Infertility realm, our experience with both male and female infertility has earned us our reputation as Chennai’s leading infertility centre.
We advocate that both partners get tested for infertility and treat any obstacle that prevents you from realising your dream to become parents. And if male factor infertility is a cause, you can rest assured that our specialistswill find you the best treatment option.
Infertility in males normally stem from one of two reasons: a deformity in the reproductive system itself, caused by injury, infection or disease, or from issues with the sperm produced. We have briefly defined the various physical conditions that can affect fertility in men in this section.
At Srushti Fertility Centre, Dr.Chengalvarayan our senior Urologist, works alongside Infertility Specialist Dr Samundi Sankari and Dr Divya Sivaraman, to root out the cause of your infertility and chart treatment for you and your partner, for a successful pregnancy. Srushti also offers the facility to freeze your sperm for future use.
Approximately 25% of all infertility is caused by a sperm defect, and around 40-50% of infertility cases have a sperm defect as the main cause, or a contributing cause. Yet, we also know that men with very low sperm counts can have children, while those with healthy sperm counts sometimes do not. This tells us that it’s not the number of sperm that matter as much as their ability to fertilise an egg.
Defects and disorders of the sperm are usually on a molecular level – the sperm can be irregularly shaped, have poor motility, or be low in numbers, all of which can impede the fertilisation of the eggs.
Your lifestyle and choices can also affect your sperm production and their viability. Therefore taking stock of your lifestyle and making healthier choices can help you overcomes some of your infertility issues.
The lifestyle habits and substances that can negatively impact your fertility are listed below.