Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive after a year of trying. In about 4 out of 10 couples, a condition that might reduce fertility is found in the male. So if you and your partner are struggling to get pregnant just remember, you’re not alone [1].

Some causes of infertility in men include:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Abnormal sperm production
  • Lifestyle

Causes of infertility in men


Although causes of infertility in men can go unknown, some of the most common include:


Hormonal imbalance


In a handful of cases, men who experience infertility may also experience signs of hormonal imbalances. Symptoms of hormonal imbalances may include:

  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive or libido
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety, depression or brain fog
  • Enlarged breast tissue

Abnormal sperm production


There are many factors which can affect the quality of a man's sperm, these include genetic defects, health problems, or certain sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or HIV.


Lifestyle


Smoking and excessive alcohol intake not only affects your overall health and wellbeing, but it also has a negative effect on a man’s fertility as it can impact the quality of sperm.


If you and your partner are currently trying to conceive, it’s important to keep an eye on your hormone levels to rule out any hormonal imbalances - this can be done by taking a visit to your doctor or from the comfort of your own home with an at-home lab test.

LetsGetChecked’s range of at-home Male Hormone Tests provide a comprehensive overview of a man's hormonal health to help identify imbalances and boost performance. You will have access to free delivery both ways and online results will be available within 2-5 days.


References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Infertility. Online: Mayoclinic.org, 2019
  2. Mayo Clinic. Infertility. Online: Mayoclinic.org, 2019