Common Infertility Issues Explained

Sperm Health

Fertility is a two-sided equation, and both parties have to be decently fertile for it to work. In fact, men’s fertility issues are just as likely to cause difficulty as women’s. Here are a few common men’s fertility issues:

  • Oligiospermia: Indicates a low sperm count. Home testing kits are available if the couple believes this may be a problem. Depending on the root cause, a low sperm count may be able to be improved with supplements, good diet, regular exercise, and a change in sexual activity.
  • Azoospermia: Occurs when no sperm is being produced, or they aren’t evident in the semen. It can be caused by a blockage or hormonal imbalance. In either case, medical intervention may be required to either clear the blockage or improve the hormonal imbalance.
  • Sperm Morphology: Issues relating to the size and shape of the sperm. This can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits such as alcohol and fatty foods. Generally, improving overall health can improve morphology, or prescriptions drugs may be prescribed.
  • Sperm Motility: Slow moving sperm will not be able to reach the egg, so sperm with poor motility can affect your ability to conceive. Studies have indicated that increasing L-Carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine (mostly found in lean red meats) can improve motility, as well as hormone treatment.

Final Thoughts

For some, getting pregnant will be a walk in the park, while for others it may be a long and daunting road. Try not to become discouraged if you encounter fertility issues; today’s medical advancements have made huge strides in overcoming nearly all fertility problems. Keep a positive attitude and remember what you are working towards – it’s absolutely worth it.

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  1. Luis says:

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  2. Desiree says:

    great article. learned some new things

  3. Shantell says:

    There were things in this article that I didn’t know.

  4. Cait says:

    I just don’t know when to worry. It’s been six months and we aren’t pregnant.

  5. Miranda says:

    Well I have already completed all the course, I retook two today to enter the sweepstakes but upon completing both of them did not get me into the sweepstakes:(

  6. Christina says:

    this course provides more then hope

  7. Alanna says:

    This course provides hope. I agree that patience is important.

  8. Jack says:

    Patience is key! If you’re trying and trying, getting frustrated, feeling like it’s never going to happen, just hang in there!

  9. joyce says:

    Me and my husband got pregnant after 4 years. We just left it in god’s hands.

  10. Marilyn says:

    It took us a year of trying to finally conceive this baby, our 5th pregnancy and 2 second child. My last miscarriage was in 2009. I am so happy that it did finally happen naturally. I can’t imagine the pain and struggles of getting treatment and still having trouble.

  11. Diana says:

    I have taken the course twice and do not receive my badge.

  12. Dario says:

    Why am I not getting my badge for this course?!

  13. marissaki says:

    Luckily or unluckily, we have the opposite problem! But it is great to have a more in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding infertility for both males and females.

  14. This is a great explanation of all the infertility issues.

  15. Amanda says:

    This is great info. My hubby and I have been ttc for six years. I have been diagnosed with pcos and have been on clomid for six months. I am still very hopeful but we have decided to also start the adoption process. I am excited for whatever the man upstairs has in store for us. 🙂

  16. My heart goes out to many people who aren’t as fortunate to reproduce as they would like to.

  17. Arden says:

    It always seems to me that the women who can reproduce like rabbits, are the ones that don’t want kids, take them for granted, or are just insanely selfish, while the couples that try and try and try for a baby don’t have very good luck. That’s sad 🙁

  18. can says:

    Don’t lose faith

  19. ChrisS says:

    Don’t lose hope. How about surrogate?

  20. Amanda says:

    I have a friend going through the same thing as you with PCOS and she just started doing acupuncture along with all her meds, she knew someone who did acupuncture along with Dr. guidelines and it worked for them!! Good Luck to yall!!

  21. My husband and I have been TTC for 3yrs now. I was diagnosed with PCOS back in January 2012. I have taken metformin like the dr. said. its heart breaking. All of our friends have kids but here we are with just eachother. I love him to pieces but we have been ready to start our family for some time time. I know there is hope, I’m just starting to lose faith.

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