Cause of Male Infertility & Natural Solutions


There are different causes in men that prevent conception. When different causes of male infertility are dealt properly, reversal of underlying cause may help in making a man fertile. Natural therapies help for the treatment of male infertility effectively when used under the guidance of qualified and professional naturopath.

Cause of male infertility
Semen analysis is done to find the abnormality in men. Defective sperm production may be one of the leading causes of male infertility. Semen quality can be improved by making certain lifestyle changes. Defective sperm production may result from genetic defects, undescended testis or recurrent infections.

Low sperm production: Low sperm concentration is another important cause of male infertility. Low sperm count refers to 10 million or less sperm per milliliter of semen. The normal count is greater than or equal to 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

Blockage of the delivery tube of sperms: Sometimes blockage of spermatic duct may be the cause of infertility. Due to blockage, sperms are unable to reach the penis and semen thus ejaculation is devoid of any sperm.

Age: Increasing age is another factor associated with faulty sperm production. It is said that increasing age leads to low sperm production that have poor motility.

Testicular Varicocele: A varicocele is a medical condition where a vein gets dilated and when it occurs in scrotum it leads to low production of sperms and decreases sperm motility.

Undescended testes: When one or both testis fails to descend into the scrotum, there is faulty production of sperms. Testes descend into the scrotum during fetal development. When testes are exposed to higher body temperature the quality of sperms get hampered.

Hormonal imbalance: Testosterone is the main sexual hormones secreted by the testes in male. There may be low testosterone production due to infections or other sexual problems due to which adequate sperms are not produced.

Sexual problems: Many men suffer from sexual problems such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and low libido which prevent normal conception.

Genetic defects: Genetic defect such as Klinefelter’s syndrome may be responsible for abnormal development of testes. In this syndrome, a man has two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome in place of one X and one Y.

Alcohol drinking, smoking and recreational drugs: Alcohol drinking affects the reproductive functions in men. Smoking also declines the quality of sperms. Drugs such as steroids also disturb the production of sperms due to hormonal imbalance.

Natural cure for male infertility
Modern medicine has developed different technical solutions for helping infertile couples to achieve conception. Natural therapies can also provide assistance in enhancing male infertility. It is important to treat the underlying medical condition naturally and by making lifestyle changes. Natural cure for male infertility include intake of nutritional supplements as well as improving lifestyle. Modern techniques used for male infertility may produce unwanted side effects.  Some methods for natural cure of male infertility are given as under:

Improve sperm count: Low sperm count or poor sperm motility may result from exposure to environmental toxins such as radiations, drugs, heavy metal exposure, chemicals, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking and environmental pollution. High temperature of testis due to hot baths or sitting for longer times can also cause defective sperm production. Therefore, men who are constantly exposed to such chemical toxins should be removed or avoided to improve sperm count.

Reduce chemical exposure: Men are constantly exposed to chemicals such as DDT, pesticides or industrial pollution that produce similar effects as those of estrogen. You can avoid chemical exposure by avoiding use of plastic containers, use only non-bleached coffee filters, avoid chlorinated tap water, chlorine bleach and other chlorinated products. Avoid using synthetic deodorants and perfumes.

Improve diet: Diet plays an important role in producing healthy sperms and optimum functioning of all body organs. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, avoid dairy products due to high hormonal contents, eat organic foods, and avoid tobacco, refined carbohydrates and foods with artificial additives. Milk products and milk can also cause male infertility because milk is rich in hormones that adversely affect the reproductive functions.

Exercise: According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, regular exercise and a healthy diet help in the treatment of male infertility. You should consult a professional to perform righty type of exercise for recommended time period.

Nutritional supplements: Vitamin C and Zinc are two most important nutrients that are known to improve male infertility. Zinc is known to increase the levels of testosterone, sperm count and sperm motility. Good sources of zinc include lean beef, organ meats, lamb, wheat germ, nuts and legumes. One study showed that amounts as little as 1000mg of vitamin C when given to infertile men (non-smokers) improved their sperm counts by as much as 140%.  Vitamin C plays an important role in protecting DNA and supporting the immune system's response to urinary and prostate infections. Vitamin C also helps in healthy sperm production. Other important supplements are:
Selenium: In studies men with low sperm counts have also been found to have low levels of selenium.
CoQ10: It has been shown in studies to increase sperm motility in semen.
Vitamin E: It is an important antioxidant to help protect sperm and egg DNA integrity.
Folic acid: Men with low levels of folate had increased risks for sperm that contained too little or too many chromosomes.
B12: Has been shown to increase sperm counts.
L-Carnitine: In studies supplementing with L-carnitine helps to normalize sperm motility in men with low sperm quality.

Herbal remedies: Herbs help in improving erections, sexual desire and sperm count. Many herbs are also found useful for improving overall sexual health in men. Some important herbs traditionally used since ancient times include: 
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginko Biloba has been tested and proven to alleviate stress by supporting the adrenal glands which secrete the stress hormones. In a study performed on impotent men, Ginko Biloba proved to be 84% effective at treating the condition.
American Ginseng: It strengthens the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis, aiding hormonal balance, stress management, immune function.
Horny Goat Weed: It is a great aphrodisiac, increase in sexual desire and performance.
Fo-Ti: It is a premier yin tonic and anti-aging herb and is infamous for gray hair reversal. It stands out among the top fertility herbs and builds sexual staying power for men and women.
Maca: Maca's aphrodisiac qualities increase sex drive and may relieve other low libido effects.
Tribulus Terrestris: Tribulus is actually so effective that doctors in Europe prefer the herb over the often dangerous prescriptive male libido enhancers and fertility medications. Tribulus naturally, and effectively, treats many types of male infertility including impotence.
Ashwagandha: It is another important herb useful for male infertility. This herb is used for increasing the sperm count and improving motility.

Related Articles:

Always Consult a Naturopath Doctor Before Starting a Herbal or Supplement Treatment