7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Sperm Healthy

You can’t control all fertility factors — but you can control these
Think of your testicles as a factory where sperm is made. You want the factory to produce a top-notch product, so you must make smart choices to keep your workers happy and healthy. Some factors related to fertility are beyond your control. But you’d be surprised how much power you have over the health and vitality of your sperm. “Sperm is a window on your overall health,” “The lifestyle choices you make have a big impact.” He offers these tips to help you make the right choices.

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How does sperm motility affect fertility?

Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move efficiently. This is important in fertility because sperm need to move through the woman’s reproductive tract to reach and fertilize her egg. Poor sperm motility can be a cause of male factor infertility.

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Sperm DNA Fragmentation Test

The integrity of genetic material in the sperm is crucial for successful fertilisation and normal embryo development. Sperm DNA fragmentation is a term used to denote abnormal genetic material within the sperm, which in turn may lead to male subfertility, IVF failure and miscarriage. A conventional semen analysis done for sperm concentration, motility analysis and morphology assessment cannot assess the sperm at the molecular level and as result aid the detection of DNA fragmentation.

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Azoospermia

Azoospermia means there’s no sperm in a man’s ejaculate. Its causes include a blockage along the reproductive tract, hormonal problems, ejaculation problems or issues with testicular structure or function. Many causes are treatable and fertility can be restored. For other causes it may be possible to retrieve live sperm to be used in assisted reproductive techniques.

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Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)Advances in reproductive medicine over the last 10 years have allowed men who were previously considered absolutely sterile to father biological children.Those advances have come on two fronts. The first was the advent of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).This technological breakthrough reduced the requirement of the number of […]

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Male Infertility

Male InfertilityDefinitionUp to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In up to half of these couples, male infertility plays a role.Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages […]

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Sperm Retrieval Procedures

Sperm Retrieval ProceduresSperm harvesting is entirely different from a diagnostic testicular biopsy since in this setting the goal is not to identify what is happening in the testis but instead it is to find sperm.  Only men with no sperm in their ejaculate (azoospermia) need to have sperm retrieved directly from the testis or epididymis.This […]

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