Both men and women are affected by infertility. Around 40 to 50 per cent of all infertility cases are somehow related to issues with the male partner. Despite this, there are reports that suggest only 45 per cent of couples visit doctors while trying to conceive and only 1 per cent of infertile couples seek treatment. In India, around 15 per cent of couples experience infertility issues. According to experts, male infertility is caused by a variety of reasons including medical, physical, and psychological issues. These factors mainly contribute to sperm scarcity or low sperm quality.
What causes infertility in men
Apart from lack of awareness, lack of physical activity, eating unhealthy foods, excessive consumption of alcohol, and smoking, a haphazard lifestyle are some of the factors that lead to male infertility.
Covid contributed to infertility among men
According to experts, the coronavirus causes sperm cell death. Studies have also indicated it. Oxidative stress and inflammation may arise as a result of this.
Individuals with COVID-19 should get their fertility tests done. This is important because the coronavirus can harm men’s testicles and interfere with the synthesis of sperm and male sex hormones.
Treatment of male infertility
To treat infertility among men, there are various natural approaches that experts can suggest to improve sperm quality. The last resort is to undergo surgery. However, before doing that, several tests are performed to assess hormone levels. Apart from that, the pituitary gland, hypothalamus and testicular hormones are also examined.
Tips to maintain healthy sperm count
- Have a nutritious diet.
- Avoid using steroids
- Don’t take the stress