Guide to Finding Out Whether You Need Infertility Treatment

Guide to Finding Out Whether You Need Infertility Treatment

4 Aspects of male infertility

Very often the male partner is accountable for the ordeal of the female partner’s failure to conceive. Male infertility accounts for about 30 – 40% cases of childlessness. The male may be completely unaware of his inability to become a father and a thorough examination, The treatment will be according to the causes of infertility. There are many centers which specialize in treating male infertility. Low Sperm Count Treatment Centre caters to the treatment related to male infertility.

What is male infertility?

The inability of a man to impregnate his female partner is called male infertility. It often goes undiagnosed but it should be ascertained in cases of couples unsuccessful in conceiving. Sometimes one partner or both the partners suffer from infertility. In that case,  both of them need a treatment.

Causes of male infertility

Causes of male infertility

  • Biological Causes
  1. Low production or complete absence of sperms in the semen is the most common cause of male infertility. While the complete absence of sperms is called azoospermia, low count of sperms is referred to as oligospermia. If the sperm count is lower than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen, it is called, low sperm count. Low sperm count could be due to a multitude of reasons such as swelling of the veins which drain the testicle,sexually transmitted diseases, hormonal imbalance, or undescended testicles. Tumors,chromosomal defects or certain medicines are also known to lower the sperm count.
  1. Problems with the sperm shape or motility are also known to cause infertility.
  • Environmental Causes-
  1. Exposure to industrial chemicals – Long exposure to chemicals frequently used for industrial purposes like toluene, xylene, and benzene can lower the sperm count.
  1. Exposure to excessive heat, radiation, and heavy metals is also a deterrent for male fertility.
  • Lifestyle issues

A sedentary lifestyle full of long inactive spells coupled with alcohol abuse is going to make the male’s reproductive system weak. Certain other factors like mental stress, consumption of tobacco, and excessive weight are also some of the leading causes of male infertility.


A proper diagnosis will follow after a proper physical examination of the person. A thorough test will be carried out on the semen sample as well to rule out low sperm count. An extensive conversation about the daily habits of the person will make it clear whether the fault lies in his lifestyle.


If the fault lies in the physical aspect and can be rectified by surgery,then the suitable surgery is carried out.