Why male infertility is increasing day by day. Is this because of today’s lifestyle?
Below are some points which shed light on the common reason for male fertility in India:
- Environmental Factors: Smoking, alcohol, stress, obesity , Lack of physical activity, job pressure , working hours , dietary Habits , smoking , alcohol; touring jobs , both working partners , Diabetes, Hypertension .
- Varicocele: A varicocele is a type of swelling of the veins that drain the testicle. It is the common reversible cause of male fertility.
- Infection: Infection like STD or sexually transmitted diseases can interfere with sperm production or sperm health. Also, it can cause scarring that blocks the passage of the sperm hence resulting in infertility.
- Ejaculation issues: Retrograde ejaculation occurs when instead of emerging out of the penis the semen of the male enters the urinary bladder during the orgasm. Premature and delayed ejaculation could also be the factor.
- Antibodies: There are certain kinds of antibodies of the immune system which mistakenly identifies sperm as harmful and attempts to eliminate them. They are called Anti-sperm antibodies and it is responsible for low sperm count and infertility in the male.
- Tumors: Cancers and non-malignant tumors can affect the male reproductive organs directly. In some cases, surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat tumor can also affect male fertility.
- Hormone imbalance: Abnormality affecting hormonal glands like hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenals and testis may result in Low testosterone, FSH and LH.
- Sexual problems: Like maintaining an erection, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, anatomical abnormalities, psychologically related, or relationship problem also interfere with sex and are the leading cause of infertility.
- Medication: Long-term steroid use, cancer medication, and certain antibiotics can weaken sperm production and decreases the male fertility.