Options for Men
3 out of 10 couples experience issues with male infertility. Thankfully, diagnoses is simple, and our treatment options are easy. Our Semen Analysis will have results within 48 to 72 hours with the help of our on-site fertility lab.
Common Causes of Male Infertility
- Sperm Count (total number of sperm in a sample)
- Concentration of Sperm (number of sperm per milliliter of semen)
- The volume of semen a man produces
- Motility of Sperm (number of sperm with the ability to move)
- Quality of sperm movement
- Shape of the sperm
Treating Male Factor
There are numerous ways that the Male Factor Infertility can be treated based on the outcome of the test results:
- Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) - Sometimes, we may wash the sperm and inseminate using an IUI procedure, which places the sperm closer to the egg.
- Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) - This processes takes some sperm and injects it directly into the egg, creating an embryo. The embryo is then implanted into the partner/recipient using an in-vitro fertilization process (IVF).
- Donor Sperm - In the event of a lack of sperm present, donor sperm is a viable option
How Can You Increase Your Sperm Count?
There are a few home remedies you can do at home to help increase your sperm count:
- Loose fitting underwear. This helps keep the testes cool and can increase sperm production
- No Smoking. Studies have shown that smoking affects sperm production, and quitting can cause the production to increase significantly.
- Reduce caffeine intake. Foods and beverages containing caffeine have also shown to have adverse affects on sperm production. Reducing your intake, you increase your production and sperm count.