Sometimes, you reach a stage of your life where you wish to start a family with your loved one. Having a baby of your own will fill up your days with love and delight as you have never experienced before. But if you are not able to conceive after regular attempts, it could mean that you have a medical condition that needs to be checked.
It is perfectly normal to get a little scared and stressed at this point. Remember that it is not a rare situation. Experts say that 15% of couples are affected by infertility globally. It could be due to yours or your partner’s health condition. Though male infertility is not reported as often as female, 20 to 30% of the cases are solely due to issues in men. So, it is high time we address this condition and make an effort to make it normal for men to get themselves checked.
So when is the right time to visit a good andrologist?
Male infertility can be due to a number of factors. It could be caused due to medical, environmental or lifestyle reasons. The primary symptom of infertility in men is the inability to conceive a child even after regular attempts. Sometimes there might be underlying issues like hormonal imbalance, inherited disorders or dilated veins. Andrologists cite a number of connected symptoms to look for-
- Reduced sexual desire
- Erectile issues
- Pain or swelling in the testicle area
- Respiratory issues and inability to identify smells
- Abnormal breast growth
- Reduced body hair growth
- A lower than normal sperm count
We recommend you to pay a visit to our andrologist in Dubai for a detailed discussion. Like any medical condition, male infertility can be treated effectively if detected. Getting yourself checked will put you at peace.
For all the medical reasons, you can get help. But there are the lifestyle and environmental changes you should follow to help you through the process. Let us take a look at these-
- Drug and alcohol use is one of the commonly cited reasons for infertility in men. Drugs can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease while alcohol consumption can lead to lower testosterone levels, cause erectile dysfunction and decrease sperm production.
- Smoking, both active and passive can decrease sperm count than do those who don’t smoke.
- Stress can induce fertility issues. Prolonged episodes of emotional stress cause hormonal imbalance leading to lower sperm count.
- Mental health is very important for infertility. Men with severe depression usually have erectile dysfunction and decreased libido.
- Obesity can impair fertility by reducing sperm count and causing hormonal imbalances.
- Exposure to industrial chemicals and heavy metals. Working in an industry which handles them could affect your fertility.
- Exposure to radiation and X-rays reduce sperm count drastically.
- Overheating of testicles through frequent use of saunas and hot tubs can add to infertility issues.
Technology has made great advances in the medical field and fertility treatments could be the answer to all your prayers. When you visit our specialist Dr. Khayal, we assure you outstanding medical services to help you through. Even so, self-help is the best help. Cut out all the unhealthy habits and start afresh. Read, walk, meditate and spend time with your family and friends to keep your mind calm and stress-free. Work out regularly and lose those extra pounds. And most importantly, get yourself checked at the right time.