Subfertility in Male: Causes, Treatment and its Difference with Infertility

Subfertility in Male: Causes, Treatment and its Difference with Infertility

In this article, we will be discussing issues relating to subfertility in males and also the difference between infertility and subfertility. The causes of subfertility, what puts you at risk of being subfertile as a man and a possible way out of the condition.

Subfertility and infertility are sometimes regarded to have the same meaning, however they do not translate to mean the same.

Subfertility is a delay in conceiving, while infertility is the inability to conceive naturally after one year of trying. In subfertility, the possibility of conceiving naturally exists, but takes longer than average. In infertility, the likelihood of conceiving without medical intervention is unlikely.

Causes of Subfertility in Male

Causes of subfertility

In some case, when a man is faced with a fertility problems, it could be a case of relative subfertility. This is just a reduced chance of conception because of one or more factors affecting fertility. In most cases, men with subfertility will conceive spontaneously or will respond positively to fertility treatment.

Subfertility affects one in 20 men. The most common cause of this condition is idiopathic low sperm concentration and low sperm movement. In most cases sexual function is normal; however, there is reduce production and function of sperm cells.

Abnormal sperm production or function can be as a result of certain health conditions including:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • Mumps
  • Cancer and cancer treatment
  • Varicocele

Also problems with the delivery of sperm can make it difficult to conceive. Such problems include the following:

Things that put you at Risk of Subfertility as a Male

Risk factor of subfertility
  • Being a male over the age of 40
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Smoking tobacco or marijuana
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Excessive physical or emotional stress
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Certain medications
  • Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead and pesticides

How do you Overcome Subfertility as a Male

male fertility

Subfertility rather than infertility means that it is still possible to conceive naturally. Therefore treatment for a subfertile man is focused on lifestyle changes. You also need to learn important tips that can increase your chances of getting your woman pregnant.

Also subfertility as a result of a sexual health issues like varicocele, abnormal testicular function can be treated with medication or surgery.

At Plan B Wellness, we offer natural treatment for various male infertility problems without the need of undergoing surgery which comes with its own complications.

In Conclusion

Subfertility is when trying to achieve conception but it is taking longer than what is typically expected. Although this can be frustrating, certain lifestyle changes can increase your chances of conception. Make sure to speak to a doctor or a medical fertility professional if you are concerned about your fertility health.

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