Fertility is probably the only issue, which men conveniently turn onto women. However, infertility isn’t a women only problem! Men too can be infertile and they suffer no lesser. Just like us, men too have dreams of raising a family, with a little one playing around.
So, let’s give these men a platform to learn about fertility drugs and make their dreams of becoming a dad come true.
Causes Of Male Infertility:
Sometimes the easiest way to find the cause for infertility is a simple sperm analysis.
Many men have sperms that are just not up to the task. Without healthy sperms, the chance of conceiving is close to zero. Hormones can also play spoilsport and bring down sperm motility and count.
Apart from faulty hormones, male infertility is also caused by:
- Smoking (1)
- Use of recreational drugs
- Testosterone deficiency
- Damaged Sperm Ducts
- Klinefelter’s Syndrome
- Retrograde Ejaculation
- Deficiency of vitamin C, iron, and Zinc
- Tight underwear
- Exposure to toxins
However, the most common cause of male infertility is bad sperm health (2).
Male Infertility Treatment:
Fortunately, male infertility is easier to treat than women infertility. Interestingly, the very same hormones that regulate female reproduction also control male fertility. The drugs used to treat infertility in men include:
Popularly known as ‘Clomid’, this drug is used to induce ovulation in women. For men with low sperm count, Clomid is used to improve sperm concentration (3).
Another drug commonly used to treat sperm issues is Letrozole. This drug leads to increased testosterone level in the body, which in turn brings up sperm count.
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3. Human Menopausal Gonadotropin:
Male infertility treatment can be done by this drug. (4).
4. Testosterone Pills, Injections Or Gel:
These are used to replenish the amount of natural testosterone in the body.
This drug is used to balance the level of prolactin in the body.
6. Antibiotics And Anti-fungal Drugs:
These are used to treat infections, which may be causing infertility in men.
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This drug is used to treat retrograde ejaculation.
Should You Use Fertility Drugs?
Well, that depends on your problem. Your doctor is the best person to decide on drugs that will work best for your situation.
Do These Drugs Work?
Unfortunately,the success rate of using these drugs is lower in men than in women. But they do work! Thousands of men have vouched for the efficacy of these drugs in treating infertility.
[ Read: Ways To Increase Fertility In Men ]
Are There Any Side Effects?
Like other medications, male fertility drugs can cause side effects too. Listed here are some common ones:
- Temporary blurred vision
- Breast enlargement
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
- Liver damage (in rare cases)
Other Ways To Improve Male Fertility:
As mentioned before, fertility drugs have a limited success rate in men. Thus, it becomes important to look for other ways to improve male fertility. Here are some easy tips for you:
1. Eat Well:
A healthy diet can do wonders! A balanced diet will take your chances of conceiving higher. Make sure you diet has ample amounts of minerals, vitamins, and iron.
2. Kick The Butt:
Now will be a great time to stop smoking. Smoking is one of the major causes of male infertility. And smoking isn’t generally good for your health either. So, kick the butt, today!
If you drink alcohol, be moderate. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to sterility.
4. Avoid High Temperatures:
Do you enjoy spending time in saunas? That may be the reason for your low sperm count! So, avoid high temperatures to allow your sperms to stay healthy.
5. Say No To Tight Fitting Clothes:
Is skinny jeans your thing? Well, tight clothes may do wonders for your appearance but do nothing for your ability to conceive. Try and avoid tight underwear and jeans/pants to give your sperm count a boost.
6. Don’t Stress:
Infertility is stressful. Add the daily stress of life, and you get a deadly cocktail. But the more you stress, the more your chances of conceiving go down. So, relax. Sleep well, take things easy, meditate – do whatever it takes to stay stress-free.
7. Take Supplements:
There are a number of herbal supplements that can help improve male fertility.You can also take vitamin supplements to help heal your reproductive health.
Men usually don’t speak out,but they ache for a little one as much as their partners. The male infertility causes will help you identify the problem areas.If you are one of those men who consider infertility a slap on their masculinity, put your worries to bed. Remember that your ability to become a father does not define you. Your behavior and actions do! Seek help! It won’t make you any less of a man.
Do you have any queries? Feel free to ask. We’ll love to help you out!
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