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What Causes Male Infertility and How Can We Solve It?

Male infertility can be distressing for everyone. That is the man who feels inadequate, their partner who wants more than anything to get pregnant, and those family members who want to become grandparents or have a sibling. All is not lost because the majority of male fertility causes are fixable.

With the whole issue of male infertility in mind, we shall therefore consider here just what causes it and how we can solve it for many potential fathers who are at this minute feeling more than a little inadequate and like they are letting their partners down. Male infertility will put a strain on many relationships and cause some to break up. Many women will desire to have a baby in their lifetime, even if they are career-minded. Many women will also desire between 2 and 3 children. This seems impossible where male infertility exists, so let us investigate whether this is the case or if there is something that can be done.

Defining Male Infertility

Male infertility is defined as the man not being able to start a pregnancy with their female partner. There can be many causes for it. It is a distressing position to be in when a family is so desperately wanted. Many homes do not feel complete without children.

What Causes Male Infertility?

A man’s ability to produce enough sperm, or at least enough healthy sperm, can be the cause of male infertility. It can be because a man has a genetic problem such as cystic fibrosis. It might be because a man is finding it hard to relax enough to achieve the desired result.

In terms of sperm, an abnormal function can be caused by blockages that relate to the delivery of it, which an operation might fix. An abnormal or low sperm count can be caused by illness or injury, whether that be temporary or relate to chronic health problems. Also, it could be lifestyle choices that are making the difference. Both options are potentially solvable with medical or lifestyle assistance.

It is important to live a healthy lifestyle when you are trying for a baby. This means not taking guilty pleasures to excess and staying healthy in body and mind.


The first solution to male infertility is to visit the doctor to have a diagnosis as to why pregnancy is not occurring. There are cases where the female is the reason and not the male. However, as we are looking at male infertility, we shall consider the solutions for that.

Where there is no medical problem, a man should considerseeking help from a person trained in lifestyle guidance. Also, a man can help himself by considering how much he smokes, limiting his intake of alcohol, and not taking non-prescription or illicit drugs. All these things can cause infertility in men. Obesity can also be a cause. So, considering a balanced and sensible diet might be the answer to male fertility problems.Excess caffeine intake should be avoided. This would make it wise for a man to lay off the coffee while they are trying to make their wife pregnant. Psychological stress can be another cause. So, it might be worth considering some relaxation techniques. Self-help videos can be useful. There is also plenty of textual online advice about male infertility in the form of blogs. Following the link in the introduction to this article will provide you with some additional information on the causes of male infertility.

Where lifestyle solutions are not sufficient, medicines are available that can be taken by men that will help them to function to the levels required to result in a pregnancy.

It is rare, but there are cases where male infertility cannot be treated and it is just not possible for a man to father a child. The suggestion then would be for the female partner to think about using a sperm donor or, instead, adopting a child. This can be a very rewarding thing to do, to provide a homeless or orphaned child with a loving and comfortable home. 

To conclude, male infertility can be distressing, but in most cases, can be resolved. It can be caused by medical problems or lifestyles. The solutions above should help you figure it out.