What is the leading cause of infertility in men?
Sperm disorders are often to blame for male infertility. In fact, abnormalities in sperm production or function accounts for 40% of all male infertility cases. Of the 50 million sperm present in a normal ejaculation, only one sperm cell can succeed in fertilizing the egg. The good news is – most sperm disorders are treatable.
What causes abnormal sperm?
Abnormal sperm can result from a host of different lifestyle or health related issues, such as:
Drugs, smoking or alcohol abuse
Testosterone (low T) treatments
Heat or chemical exposure
Chronic disease, such as diabetes or hypertension
Pelvic or testicular surgeries
Anatomical issues as a result of obstructions, varicocele or vasectomy