Clinical gmer – Assisted Reproductive Medical Group in Cadiz

Causes of male infertility

Male Infertility Causes

Mainly, 2 are the most common causes of male infertility: genital abnormalities and disorders of sperm.

Among the anomalies of the genital tract are undescended testes, Abnormalities in prostate, hypertrophy or testicular varicocele.

Within the alterations of sperm, They are the absence of sperm (azoospermia), the low amount of sperm in the semen(oligozoospermia), decreased sperm motility (astenozoospermia) or the decrease of normal sperm (teratozoospermia).

Several products, to a lesser or greater extent, may have an adverse effect on fertility in males and:

  • Pesticides.
  • Some types of paint.
  • Printing inks.
  • Some metals like lead or mercury.
  • The snuff.
  • Anabolic steroids.

In any case it is advisable, provided that the infertility problem is not structural, follow a healthy diet rich in zinc, folic acid, selenium and vitamins C and E, Snuff and remove excess alcohol and avoid very hot underwear briefs type and saunas or baths.