8 Common Causes of male Infertility
More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. The remaining cases of male infertility can be caused by a range of conditions including anatomical problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects.
Sperm abnormalities are a critical factor in male infertility.
These abnormalities include:
Risk factors for male infertility include:
- Using steroid- this causes the testicles to shrink thereby rendering the man infertile.
- Malnutrition and anemia.
- Wearing tight pants and boxers- this causes infertility by decreasing the production of sperm due to the heat created by the tight underwear, this heat affects the scrotum negatively.
- Lots of intense workouts- Too much of high intense exercise is capable of rendering a man infertile as this causes the body to produce lots of adrenal steroid hormones, which then cause a testosterone deficiency.
- Smoking– this significantly decreases both sperm count and sperm cell motility, which is the ability to move spontaneously and actively.
- A prolonged use of marijuana and other recreational drugs.
- Chronic alcohol abuse.
- Lack of adequate vitamin C and Zinc in the diet.