Men’s part in fertilization is quite amazing. About 200 million sperm are mixed with semen to form ejaculate. In most men, 15 to 45 million of these sperm are healthy enough to fertilize an egg, although only 400 survive after a man ejaculates. Only 40 of those 400 reach the vicinity of the egg, surviving the toxic environment of the semen and the hostile environment of the vagina. After another process called capacitation (an explosion that allows the remaining sperm to drill a hole through the tough outer layer of the egg), only one lone sperm reaches the egg for fertilization and conception.
Top Causes of Male Infertility
- Low sperm count
- Slow sperm motility (movement)
- Abnormal morphology (shape and size of sperm)
- Problems with semen
Even though specialists know the causes of male infertility, what’s not always known is the cause behind the cause. There are many factors — lifestyle, genetics, physiology — that might explain low sperm count, slow sperm mobility, abnormal sperm shape, and so on.
Recent developments in treatment have made fertility possible for many men. But before undergoing any complicated procedures, there are some simple lifestyle changes that can better the odds of a successful conception. (These tips are helpful for any couple trying to conceive, whether or not infertility has been diagnosed.)
- Stop smoking cigarettes or marijuana. Smoking tobacco has been linked to low sperm counts and sluggish motility. Long-term use of marijuana can result in low sperm count and abnormally developed sperm.
- Decrease your drinking. Alcohol can reduce the production of normally formed sperm needed for a successful pregnancy.
- Watch your weight. Both overweight and underweight men can have fertility problems. With too much weight, there can be hormonal disturbances, and when a man’s too lean, he can have decreased sperm count and functionality.
- Value your vitamins. Low levels of vitamin C and zinc can cause sperm to clump together, so keep your numbers up. Vitamin E can counteract excess free-oxygen radicals, which can also affect sperm quality.
- Turn your back on toxins. Landscapers, contractors, manufacturing workers, and men who have regular contact with environmental toxins or poisons (pesticides, insecticides, lead, radiation, or heavy metals) are all at risk of infertility.
Since infertility affects one in 25 men these days, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude is the way to go if you’re considering becoming a father.
Additional Factors That May Inhibit Men’s Fertility
- Certain antibiotics
- Narcotics (cocaine, speed, etc.)
- Abstinence from sex (for more than a few days)
- Varicoceles (varicose veins in the testicles)
- Untreated infections (sexually transmitted and otherwise)
- Radiation and chemotherapy treatments
- Excessive stress
- Testosterone deficiency
This information above is general information that can improve your fertility
Failing the above the following stack has been successful in helping many including myself to conceive a baby.
I conceived both of my eldest boys whilst on cycle yet I would always advocate that being off cycle is the best way to go so you have 100% chance of conceiving.
- HCG – 1000iu Monday/Wednesday/Friday continue this for as long as you need too.
- HMG – 75iu Monday/Wednesday/Friday take this for 2 weeks only
- Nolvadex 20mg per day (this drug is in the stack to assist to protect the leydig cells from desensitisation from the HCG
- Proviron 100mg per day
- Clomid 50mg per day (only use this if you do not suffer from the associated side effects)
- Vitamin E 800iu of (this will help to make the HCG more effective)
Unless stated above all items should be taken for as long as you need too.