Male Infertility & Testosterone

In males causes of sub fertility, for example, inability of ejaculate or insufficient number of sperm. Infertility does not only affect the women but men suffer as well. New studies have shown that approximately 40 % of the infertility couples the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility. Azoopermia is the major cause of male infertility.

Risk factors for men regarding infertility:

The following are the risk factors related to male infertility

  • Testicular trauma or torsion
  • Azoospermia
  • Exposure to toxic substances or hazards like radioactivity & X-rays
  • Cigarette or marijuana smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Exposure of the genitals to high temperatures

What is the treatment for male factor infertility:

Specific treatment for male factor infertility will be:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies:
  • Artificial Insemination.
  • IVF
  • Micro surgical fertilization
  • Drug therapy
  • Surgery

What is Testosterone:

Testosterone is a hormone produced in men by the testes (testicles). It is associated in muscles, bone development, hair growth, and the development of sex organs such as the penis and prostate. It contributes to a man’s sense of overall well-being and sexual function. Testosterone is also required for sperm production.

What is low testosterone:

Low testosterone (medical condition) is also called hypogonadism. A low testosterone level is one that is below the normal range, which can vary widely. It is measured with a blood test. Some signs or symptoms of low testosterone are problems with erections or decreased sex drive. Men with low Testosterone can be treated with medicine through shots, gels, patches, or implantable pellets.

Does low testosterone cause infertility:

Low testosterone does not cause infertility. The production of the Sperm is actually triggered by hormones other than testosterone. Testosterone (Hormone) is required for sperm production, but the level in the testes where production of the sperms is many times higher than in the blood.

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