Fertility problems also affect men, because there is a risk that the sperm quality deteriorates with age. Years ago, their reproductive capacity reached 60 or 70 years, but now may be infertile from 25.The environment, food and lifestyle affect their fertility.
Causes of male infertility:
- Mutation or loss of genes on chromosome Y-causing-reproduction, genetic damage that has been in the DNA and transmitted from one generation to another.
- Poor sperm motility. The reason may be a varicocele (dilatation of the vein inside the scrotum), which affects fertility by raising the temperature of the scrotum and adversely affect sperm production. If you do not operate in time, the spermatogonia (stem cells that produce sperm) begin to be damaged and stop producing new gametes.
- The mumps virus. Swollen testicle and causes damage to the mother cell.
- Blockage in the seminal ducts (carry semen).
- Hormonal deficiency.
Signs that may indicate an abnormality that results in infertility:
- Abnormal Urethral discharge.
- Coming of unusual characteristics.
- Testicular or groin pain.
- Sexual dysfunction.
- Changes in urine.
- Mumps, which produced inflammation of the testicles.
Male fertility problem treatments:
- Varicocele surgery before there is obvious damage.
- Surgery to repair blockage.
- Hormone therapy, if the cause is hormonal.
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies: intrauterine insemination, donor insemination, in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).