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Top 10 Causes of Infertility in Men

Infertility in men can be caused due to lot of factors like consumption of drugs, inappropriate diet, alcohol, damaged sperm ducts etc. However, there are lots of remedies which can help to treat infertility in men. Read on to know more about the top 10 causes of infertility in men or male infertility.

Couples are declared suffering from problems of infertility when they have tried getting pregnant for one year and could not succeed. Normally people assume that the issue is related to females. However, studies have revealed that though infertility cases are more related to women, there are many cases of infertility issues related to men also.

So, it is not that infertility is just related to women. There are several causes that create infertility in men too. Therefore, it is important that when after trying to conceive for one year or more, couples should get the infertility tests done. There are many causes of infertility in both men and women and many of them can be rectified as well.

Top 10 Causes of Male Infertility

There are different types of causes of infertility in men.

Hormonal Causes

There are many hormonal problems that cause infertility in men. Here are the common hormonal causes of infertility in men.  

Hyperprolactenemia – In this elevation of prolactin levels reduces sperm production hence causing infertility problem. However, mild elevation of this hormone level shows no symptoms. 

Hypothyroidism – This is deficiency of iodine due to which the thyroid hormone level gets lowered due to which the quality of the semen is low and in some cases it disturbs libido.

Physical Causes

Varicocele – This is a problem that causes low sperm count and this causes infertility in that person.

Damage of Sperm Ducts – In many cases men are unable to transport sperm out of their penis. There are many causes behind this like a genetic problem, block or absence of one or both tubes, scarring from tuberculosis or any kind of accident that has caused blockage in the tube.

Disease or Illness – Any serious disease or illness like kidney problem, mums, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, influenza, brucellosis, syphilis or smallpox can cause testicular atrophy. Men who have suffered from sexually transmitted disease are usually at greater risk of infertility.

Medications – There are many medicines that cause sexual dysfunction and affect fertility. So, when any man is taking particular medicine, it is important he learns about its side effects and should take only after consulting his doctor.

Alcohol – Heavy intake of alcohol causes infertility in men. However this happens when the case is chronic alcohol abuse.

Drugs – There are certain recreational drugs like marijuana, prolonged use of which causes infertility.

Overly Intense Exercise – Exercise is good for health. But, excess of everything is bad. Therefore, due to overly intense exercise high level of adrenal steroid hormones is produced which causes testosterone deficiency and hence results in infertility. 

Diet – When there is deficiency of zinc and vitamin C in diet it results in infertility in men.

Apart from the above mentioned causes, there are other causes of infertility in men. Nowadays, men suffer from high level of stress which can be personal or professional. Excess of stress also has adverse effects on fertility of both men and women. Aside from this, malnutrition and anemia as well as exposure to environmental hazards and even tight underwear are also of the causes behind infertility in men.

Although infertility is a universal problem and is found in many men, only a small percentage is involuntarily infertile. There are treatments and remedies that are natural as well as with the help of medical science. Once the cause is learned it becomes easy for the person to convey his problem and get it rectified.

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Bliss.1 year ago
Male infertility usually occurs because of sperm that are abnormal, because of inadequate numbers of sperm, or problems with ejaculation. For couples having issues in conceiving, there are embryo adoption programs available to help address this concern. In vitro fertilization is another option that can be used to overcome male infertility factors. In this procedure, the sperm and egg are fertilized in a laboratory after which the fertilized egg is placed in the female’s uterus. There are also embryo donation clinics that you can visit. Finding the best ovum donation center can also make a big difference. However, when the problem is infertility in men, being knowledgeable of its cause is the most crucial step to take.
Anu verma.5 years ago
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Anu verma.5 years ago
Dear Sir/Mam,
We are from Homecheck India It’s an Australian Company having main office in Delhi and located in all over India. We are selling online (Fertility products for Men and Fertility products for Women) If you would like to buy call / email to company 09560506177, Mail: -, or visit..
prachi.5 years ago
people are ready to adopt babies let it be girl or a boy.. today the world is moving fast and becoming more broad
prachi.5 years ago
people are ready to adopt babies let it be girl or a boy.. today the world is moving fast and becoming more broad
Doory.6 years ago
It is common misconception that sexual act and fertility are related to each other. a sexually potent man may be infertile. In majority of infertility cases, the main cause is male infertility.
Baikunth.6 years ago
i had varicocele and had it removed by surgery. Even after the surgery, the results are not good. doctor says that i will not be able to father a baby. what is the option left for me.
Fatboy.6 years ago
what are the investigations needed for confirming male infertility? what is examined during the investigations?
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