Male infertility: causes

At different times and on different continents, there was always a preconceived notion that if a young family may not have children in the first few years, then to blame the woman. Male infertility, reasons which no attention was paid, often simply not allowed, as it was considered unnatural.

Мужское бесплодие: причины возникновения

Statistics today shows that in half of the cases of failed conception blame the stronger sex. Indicators of deteriorated spermatogenesis in males of the planet due to the difficult environmental and stressful conditions. Recently, the concentration of gametes in the semen decreased by almost two times, even in healthy men.

The causes that can lead to male infertility:

  • Anatomical and physiological changes of genital organs;
  • Genetic changes and defects received at birth;
  • Varicocele (varicose veins in the scrotum);
  • Changes in hormonal balance (disruption of producing viable sperm);
  • Various injuries pelvic and genital organs;
  • Operative treatment of inguinal hernia, the spermatic cord and hydrocele;
  • A variety of chronic inflammation of the reproductive system in men;
  • Of sexually transmitted infections;
  • Poor permeability of the tubules;
  • The metabolic disorders;
  • Diabetes mellitus;
  • Hypertension;
  • Unhealthy lifestyle;
  • Harmful conditions of labor and ecology;
  • Idiopathic infertility (reason not established).

Modern therapy believes that male infertility is not a disease but the consequence of various abnormalities in development, previously transferred diseases, as well as the influence of various external factors. So the man who decided to continue their family line, the very first thing needs to see a doctor-andrologist and sperm (semen). If the result shows a significant deviation from the norm, and repeated the tests a month later confirmed the first indicators, it is necessary to conduct a deeper examination to establish an accurate diagnosis and causes of infertility.