As per statistics of the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, the fertility rates in urban areas are already on par with the developed countries and one out of six couples are affected. Although generally infertility is associated more with women, studies now have shown that factors associated with both men and women can result in the condition. It is now known that less than 30% of men have normal semen characteristics that are adding to the cause of infertility. In fact, some studies have appropriated 40 – 50% of infertility to be due to the malefactor.
Male Infertility can be due to many reasons!
Factors affecting infertility in men:-
- Anatomical Factors: Starting from issues with the Sperm such as – Low sperm production, Low sperm concentration (less than 15 million sperm per millilitre of sperm), Poor motility (movement), Morphology issues (size and shape), Abnormal sperm functioning or blockage in delivery of the sperm etc.
- Environmental Factors: Environmental factors such as Toxins, Pesticides, Herbicides, Cosmetics, Preservatives, Cleaning materials, Pharmaceuticals, Heavy metals, Free radicals and industrial by-products are also known to have an effect.
- Lifestyle Factors: Most commonly discussed factors of male infertility includes Lifestyle factors, which refers to an individual’s way of life, interests, behaviour orientation etc. Today’s fast-paced life is more demanding than ever. Conditions such as obesity, habits such as drinking and smoking and stress are commonly found in urban areas as a result of the changing times.
- Other Factors: Other causes related to the human physiology that affect fertility could be physical illnesses such as diabetes, injuries, erectile dysfunction, endocrine disorder (hormonal), and other chronic health problems.
The factors mentioned above form a kind of vicious cycle and are inter-linked. Demands on both personal and professional lives – to excel in every sphere, follow the rat-race, to keep up with the rest of the crowd creates a lot of anxiety and ultimately causes stress. Stress is a result of a lack of resources to deal with the challenges presented. To de-stress, either positive or negative coping mechanisms are adapted.
Often, people with infertility problems spend a lot of time and money for several years, with no avail and proper guidance, adding to stress and anxiety. Their dreams of parenthood can seem distant, running pillar to post and ‘doctor-shopping’. What is needed in these situations is the right information from a credential and trustful source. A caring and empathetic environment, where feelings and emotions are acknowledged and a supportive shoulder are lent to the yearning parents to be are half the battle won.
The Solution to Male Infertility Treatment:
- Anatomical dysfunctions: Options include surgery to correct abnormalities in the anatomy or damage to reproductive organs, treating infections, treatment for intercourse problems, medications for hormonal imbalance and dysfunction etc.
- Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART): But one of the most effective forms of treatment includes In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which is a part of Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART). In simple terms, In-Vitro Fertilization is a procedure where sperm are mixed with multiple eggs collected from the woman in a test tube in a laboratory for fertilization. The eggs that are fertilized in this manner are then placed into the uterus of the woman.
One such centre where the staff is friendly and professional, with a doctor who sets the right expectations with no false promises and values the concerns of the clients is that of Janisthaa Fertility Centre and Hospital of Dr Swetha.Y.Baratikkae, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, located at Basaveshwarnagar, Bengaluru. The mission of this centre is to provide advanced reproductive, endocrine and fertility care to transform the lives of people.
The Center has been highly acknowledged by numerous clients across the globe. Thus, to unlock the emotions of parenthood,
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