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What causes male infertility?

In most cases, low sperm count is the main reason for male infertility. It is actually the number one single cause of infertility. There are several problems with a man’s sperm that can affect his fertility, such as low sperm count, low sperm motility, and abnormal sperm shape. However, experts suggest that over half of all male infertility is due to a low sperm count.

Why does low sperm count occur?

Low sperm count is the one that is most often discussed, but there are other causes of male infertility, such as testicular damage and poor sperm quality. There are many different disorders that can lead to sperm problems including:

  • Hormonal problems
  • Physical problems
  • Psychological problems
  • Testicular damage resulting in an inability of the testicle to produce sperm

What lifestyle behaviors cause low sperm count?

A temporary reduction in sperm production can also be caused by heavy duty cycling, exposure to extreme heat, ill-fitting briefs, insomnia, performance pressure, and emotional stress. When due to these causes, lifestyle changes can boost sperm count.

Keep in mind that male fertility also reflects a man’s general health. Men who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to produce healthy sperm. Unfortunately, a damaged testicle will not usually regain its sperm-making capabilities. Despite medicine’s limited ability to treat male infertility, many successful treatment options are available for its many causes.

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