Infertility in Men Linked to Major Health Problems

Sri Sahara By Sri Sahara, 11th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/32hgsd6y/
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A new research found a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease influence fertility in men.

Common causes of infertility in men

Previous research found that men are more likely to be infertile if they:

• Went through puberty early
• Had testicular trauma
• Smoked cigarettes or marijuana
• Exposed to toxic substances such as lead
• Had testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is the main cause of infertility in men. Symptoms of the cancer include a lump in the testicle, an ache in the groin, enlarged breasts and unexplained fatigue.

However, along with the development of research on infertility in men, a recent study found that infertility in men associated to major health problems.

A study on infertility in men linked to major health problems

According to a new study from Stanford which involves more than 9,000 men who find out help for infertility found that men with low sperm counts, impaired semen production and poor sperm motility have connection to a variety of health problems unrelated to fertility such as high blood pressure, heart disease, vascular problems, skin disease and disorders relating to the endocrine system. Even, the study found that the more poor semen production in men, the more they have other health problems.

Dr. Michael Eisenberg, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford said," We found a lot of correlations between semen production and medical conditions that we never knew about.”

Approximately 15% of U.S couples struggle with infertility and about half of those cases have problems with semen production.

He also said, "Infertility could be a warning sign for another serious medical condition." That why is a good idea to get everybody evaluated.

The Journal Fertility and Sterility also reports that the research supports and refines earlier studies; men with poor semen production usually have risk of cancer and early death. The study concludes fertility is closely tied to overall health in men.

Note: source from sfgate.com; images pick from haveababy.com and today.com

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