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Male Infertility: Common causes

It is considered that a couple is infertile when they had sex for at least one year without any protection and has not achieved a pregnancy.

In the case of men, the most common causes of infertility are divided into two groups:

  1. Sperm disorders
  2. Genital abnormalities Device

Sperm disorders

  • Azoospermia: Absence of sperm in the semen.
  • Oligozoospermia: Decreased number of sperm.
  • Asthenozoospermia: Decreased number of motile sperm.
  • Teratozoospermia: Decrease the number of normal sperm.
  • Oligo-asteno-Teratozoospermia: Abnormalities of number, mobility and sperm morphology).

Genital abnormalities Device

  • Absence of vas deferens.
  • Cryptorchidism: undescended testicles.
  • Prostate abnormalities.
  • Varicocele: Presence of varicose veins in the scrotum that may cause a decrease in the number and mobility of sperm.
  • Hypertrophy of the testicles.

Other factors

  • Immunological factor: When the presence of sperm antibodies in semen, ie substances formed by the same body in response to the invasion of foreign organisms, in this case, recognizes sperm as foreign agents.
  • endocrine factor: Some hormonal disorders diminish the ability of testicular sperm production.
  • Inflammation or infection: May reduce semen quality affecting mobility or sperm concentration testicular infections, prostate, seminal vesicles or ducts.
  • Partial obstruction: With only a seminal duct obstruction and carries semen contains only one sperm produced by the testes.
  • Environmental Toxins: pesticides, some of the chemicals used in paints, printing inks, adhesives and metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury.
  • The snuff: It has a mild but negative effect on sperm formation.
  • Drugs: Sulfasalazine, anabolic steroids and chemotherapeutic agents (drugs used to treat cancer).

The solution

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