Infertility Treatments for Men

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When you think of infertility, you probably think of this as a female problem. However, it is estimated that nearly one out of every three couples who are having issues with infertility actually find that the issue is with the male partner. The issue of male infertility is often not researched and very few doctors focus on this situation. However, there are things that men can do to improve their fertility.

1. More about male fertility

In order to understand more about fertility problems in men, you first must learn more about how a man’s body works. Sperm is made in the testicles and are nourished by semen. When the time is right 150 million of these sperm will be ejaculated into a small amount of semen. The most important part of this process is the level of testosterone that is in the man’s body.

sperm is made in the testicles and are nourished by semen

When it comes to fertilizing an egg, sperm must be healthy. They also must be presented at exactly the right time. The ovulation cycle in which a woman is fertile only lasts for a few days each month. If you do not have intercourse at the right time, a woman will not get pregnant.

It is best to have sex in the five days before ovulation in order to get pregnant. Sex at any other point, typically does not produce a pregnancy. This is the reason that it is so important for a woman to track her ovulation carefully.

2. When should I see a doctor?

It is suggested that after twelve months of not being able to conceive that you should seek medical attention. If you are over the age of 35, it is suggested that you see your doctor after six months of not being able to conceive on your own. More than likely, your doctor will start by trying by giving fertility drugs to the female.

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However, it is a good idea to begin questioning things that you can do as a male in order to improve your fertility or begin infertility treatments of your own. Chances are there are some things that you can do naturally that can help improve your fertility.

3. What could the problem be?

If you have seen your doctor and you are still having a difficult time getting pregnant, you may be wondering what the problem might be if the issue is with the man in the relationship. There are actually a number of things that could be causing you to have problems.

cCertain medications have been shown to cause infertility in men

Certain medications have been shown to cause infertility in men and you should discuss your medications with your doctor so that you can determine if one may be causing an issue. Infections can also cause you to have sperm issues as can chemotherapy and other medical conditions or hormone problems.

4. What can I try?

Oftentimes, many of the same drugs that work for women have been shown very effective for men as well. There are prescriptions and natural treatments that have each shown to improve the quality of a man’s sperm and have greatly increased the possibility of an infertile man causing a pregnancy.

natural treatments that have each shown to improve the quality of a man’s sperm

Certain vitamins that are great for conception are vitamins such as A, B, C, E and zinc. Below are some popular supplements that have also been shown to help tremendously with male fertility. Be sure to ask your doctor about the following options to see how they can benefit you.

maca has been shown to improve the quality of a man’s sperm

Maca has been shown to improve the quality of a man’s sperm quality, increase the number of healthy sperm and improve the motility of the sperm. Another supplement Horny Goat Weed has been shown to improve the libido that both partners have. It can also improve the overall health of your reproductive organs.

dodder seed is also a great supplement for both men and women

Dodder seed is also a great supplement for both men and women. It helps improve the overall health of your sperm and can help nourish it as well. L-arginine is a great supplement to take in order to get all the amino acids that your sperm requires to be healthy. When you take l-arginine you can expect the volume, quality and health of your sperm to increase as well.

5. Conclusion

It is important to realize that nearly half of all couples who are having difficulty conceiving have some sort of male fertility issue. You should speak with your doctor about any potential issues that you may be experiencing with your male fertility that may be causing you as a couple problems conceiving.

Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.