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“Thyroid” problem too can lead to “Male Infertility”

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If and when a couple decides to start a family ,anything that delays conception can cause distress. When the problem is due to infertility in the male, the direct cause may not necessarily be a malfunction in his reproductive organs. There can be various other reasons behind it ,such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism,which might be the root cause of the problem.

Nearly one-third of hypothyroidism cases arise in men; if untreated, may lead to male infertility. As per a record,Male infertility is involved in about 30 percent of couples inability to achieve pregnancy.

Hypothyroidism can cause low libido and erection problems. It may even reduce male fertility hormones like testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

Not only hypothyroidism, infact Hyperthyroidism in men is also linked to infertility issues. High thyroid levels can lead to higher than normal testosterone and gonadotropin hormones which may damage sperm, leading to infertility.

Diet for avoiding thyroid disorders:-

It is important to avoid food like excessive and uncooked vegetables, soy foods, raw milk, blue cheese, undercooked meat, sushi and yogurt. These foods block healthy thyroid activity. Reducing them can produce a great change, especially for men with fertility issues who have been on diet,says,Dietician,Deepti Dua,Mutaion Diet Clinic.

High thyroid is harder to address naturally. However, herbs like Bugleweed and Motherwort can calm thyroid storms. An immune balancing program may also help normalize thyroid antibody production.

By avoiding thyroid disorders, risk of infertility can be lowered to some extent. However, treatment of male infertility may also restore a man’s fertility.

Treatment for Infertility:-

IVF -

with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an advanced laboratory procedure to treat infertility.It involves the injection of a single healthy sperm into an egg to create an embryo, which is implanted into a woman’s uterus. IVF is considered to be best treatment for dealing with infertility, incase of severe impairment of sperm count, motility, shape. Nearly 50% of all male factor infertility cases can be successfully treated or reversed, says IVF specialist, Dr. Priti ,First Step IVF Clinic.”

IUI -

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves the collection, washing (cleaning) and concentration of healthy sperm, which are then placed into the uterus.

Sperm retrieval -

Sperm retrieval for men who cannot ejaculate or produce semen, involves retrieval of semen from the testicles using a small needle.

Vasectomy reversal –

It enables a man to produce healthy sperm in his semen.

Sperm donation, Hormone therapy and medications too may be recommended to treat infertility.

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