Male Infertility

It can be influenced by factors such as hormonal imbalances, genetic issues, infections, or lifestyle choices like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Additionally, environmental factors, exposure to toxins, and certain medications also play a role.

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What is Male Infertility?

Male infertility is a condition where a man has difficulty achieving pregnancy with his partner. It happens when there are problems with the sperm, which are the tiny cells needed to fertilize an egg. Common causes include low sperm count, poor sperm motility (movement), or abnormal sperm shape. Factors like age, lifestyle, and certain medical conditions can contribute to male infertility. Seeking medical advice and exploring possible treatments can help couples overcome challenges in starting a family.

Male Infertility Types

Reasons behind Male Infertility


Azoospermia is the condition when a man's ejaculate or semen doesn't have any measurable sperm. Normally, the testicles in a man's scrotum produce sperm. The sperm then mixes with the fluid from the reproductive system to form semen. Azoospermia is found in 5-10% of men evaluated for infertility. It may be present at birth or develop in later stages of life.

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Oligospermia is characterised by a low sperm count in a male's semen. To impregnate a woman, there should be a helathy amount of sperm in the semen. According to WHO, if the sperm count is less than 15 million sperm per mL, then the condition is termed as Oligospermia.

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Premature Ejaculation or Erectile Dysfunction

Premature Ejaculation occurs when a man climaxes too quickly during sex, leading to dissatisfaction for both partners. Erectile Dysfunction, on the other hand, is when a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection

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Common causes of Male Infertility

Defective spermatogenesis: When the formation of sperms is affected. For the formation of a normal amount of sperm, the optimum temperature of the scrotum should be 1-2 degrees lower than the normal body temperature. This aids in a healthy hormonal balance.

Congenital: Birth defects such as undescended testes that can cause depressed spermatogenesis.

Autosomal (chromosomal) diseases like Kartagener Syndrome where there is a loss of mobility or ciliary function and sperm motility.

Hypospadias: A congenital defect where the opening of the penis is on the not on the tip but the underside, which causes failure to deposit sperm high up in the vagina.

Heat factor: When there is a rise in the temperature of the scrotum, such as in varicocele, it can interfere with the spermatogenesis.

Infections: The quality of sperms is affected by chronic bacterial infections adversely.

Other factors include general debilitating diseases, smoking, excessive alcohol and substance abuse, malnutrition, obesity, endocrine factors, immunological factors, physical obstruction in the efferent ducts and iatrogenic factors like radiation and antidepressant drugs.

Common Symptoms of Male Infertility

Changes in Sexual Function

Difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection (Erectile Dysfunction or ED). Problems with ejaculation, like small amounts of fluid released. Reduced interest or desire for sex.

Testicle Size Changes

Noticeable changes in the size or consistency of the testicles.

Painful Urination

Discomfort or pain during urination, which may indicate an underlying issue affecting fertility.


Swollen veins in the scrotum that can potentially impact sperm production.

Undescended Testicles

One or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum, a condition that can affect sperm development.

Genital Infections

Infections in the genital area, such as sexually transmitted infections, which may impair fertility.

Changes in Body Weight

Significant and unexplained changes in body weight, as extreme weight fluctuations can impact fertility.

Testosterone Deficiency Symptoms

Symptoms such as decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, and mood swings, which might indicate a deficiency in testosterone impacting fertility.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Male Infertility

SRIAAS, a trusted institution specializing in holistic wellness, offers effective solutions for male infertility through their Ayurvedic-inspired treatments. Focusing on the balance of the body's natural energies, these therapies aim to enhance reproductive health in a gentle and natural way. The treatments involve a combination of rejuvenating therapies and lifestyle modifications. SRIAAS emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management to support overall well-being and reproductive function.

By embracing the principles of Ayurveda, SRIAAS aims to restore harmony within the body, fostering a conducive environment for improved reproductive health.

1 What diseases can cause male Infertility?

There are a number of diseases that can cause male infertility. For example, STDs like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and digestive disorders such as Celiac disease can decrease sperm count or cause scarring that can cause blockage of sperm. Genetic conditions like cystic fibrosis may cause lack of sperm due to missing vas deferens or seminal vesicles.

2 Does cigarette smoke affect semen?

Yes, men who smoke have a lower sperm count than the ones who don't smoke. Smoking can decrease the movement of sperm and damages their DNA content. Smoking can also affect the seminal fluid which is ejaculated with the sperm adversely.

3 Can the use of steroids for body building cause Infertility?

Yes, the use of steroids can impair the production of the hormones that lead to the generation of sperms and cause infertility.