Infertility is a condition one would most likely get when living in a modern Western society. By modern Western society, I mean a society where most Western corporations saturate the lifestyle of an individual with pollution and toxic foods and substances such as fluoride toothpastes, fluoridated water and soft drinks that can cause obesity and sterility just to mention a few others. Sperm count has plummeted worldwide these past few decades and many couples are finding it hard to conceive each passing year.
Male fertility is most especially vulnerable to the toxicity of corporate products and knowing about the various causes of male infertility will help equip men to successfully treat male infertility and help them avoid the factors that cause it.
What is Infertility?
Infertility is the unsuccessful attempt of a man and a woman to conceive after trying for a year due to various factors. Female infertility can mean the failure of a pregnant woman to bring a baby to full term.
Male Infertility Defined
Male infertility is the inability of a man to make a woman pregnant. Hormonal problems brought about by genetics, foods, lifestyle and/or the environment can lead to problems in the reproductive system. Sexual dysfunction or illness is factors that can also cause male infertility.
Male infertility is not a disease per se but rather an inability and its treatment entails a holistic approach that considers a man’s mental, emotional and physical health. Sadly, around 50% of men suffering from infertility have irreversible infertility conditions.
Causes of Male Infertility
As mentioned before, infertility can be due to genetics. It can also be acquired which usually can be caused by the environment, lifestyle and certain foods. When one is infertile due to genetics, he is already infertile from birth. Acquired infertility means the male is fertile during birth but became infertile later on due to the aforementioned causes.
Other acquired causes of male infertility can include exposure to radiation and medications. A man can become infertile due to sexually transmitted diseases, cystic fibrosis or diabetes. Diseases like kidney problems, infection and high fever can also lead to infertility.
The lack of testosterone in the body can cause low sperm development which is one condition for male infertility.
Diagnosing and Treating Male Infertility
Doctors diagnose male infertility through semen analyses, review of family history, sperm-mucus interaction test, sperm penetration assay tests and through the immunobead test.
When a diagnosis has been reached, the doctor can select the treatment best suited for the patient’s condition. Some of these treatments can include electro ejaculation, surgery, artificial insemination, sperm injection and medications. The last treatment is by far the most popular and the least costly. Dozens of synthetic and natural products are offered in the market. It is up to the person to select the best treatment for his specific infertility condition. Moreover, turning to organic products and pure filtered water is essential for one’s sexual as well as overall health.