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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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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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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What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?Before a man’s sperm can fertilize a woman’s egg, the head of the sperm must attach to the outside of the egg. Once attached, the sperm pushes through the outer layer to the inside of the egg (cytoplasm), where fertilization takes place.Sometimes the sperm cannot penetrate the outer layer, for […]

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Discolored semen

Discolored semenShould I be concerned about discolored semen?Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It’s usually quite thick after ejaculation, but liquefies within 30 minutes.Changes in the appearance of semen might be temporary and not a health concern. However, sometimes these changes can be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further evaluation.If changes […]

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Smoking and Infertility

Smoking and InfertilityMost patients know not to smoke, don’t they? Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean that they (and their partners) don’t smoke, or that they tell the truth to their doc, or that they aren’t exposed to significant amounts of secondhand smoke.Does everyone remember the 2004 Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking? […]

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