A recent study claims that men infertility may indicate other health issues. Usually, people know that a poor quality of semen may lead to various problems regarding fertility. Nevertheless, a new study shows that the problem can also lead to other conditions like hormonal disorders, high blood pressure, heart and skin diseases and hypertension.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine meticulously examined 9,000 men who were concerned about their issues regarding infertility. They found that men infertility may indicate other health issues. The scientists discovered that men with low sperm counts or with poor motility of the sperm are at a higher risk of vascular and heart diseases. In a few words, the issues regarding the men’s semen are directly relative to numerous other health problems.
Semen is the fluid that is discharged the moment a man ejaculates. Sperm can be found within that particular fluid. Defects of the sperm can have an impact on the semen quality. Such defects include low sperm motility (sperm that don’t move well), too few sperm or poor quality sperm, as claimed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Afterwards, the scientists suggested that men who encounter difficulties in reproduction must consult a physician for a complete physical.
Assistant professor of Urology at Stanford University, Michael Eisenberg indicated that almost 15 percent of couples face various types of problems regarding fertility. Most of the cases are connected to the deficiency of semen in the male. Therefore, scientists should meticulously examine the men as their issues regarding fertility are an indicator. Problems with reproduction represent issues with the overall health state of men.
Treating medical conditions like high blood pressure may have an impact on sperm quality and begin to improve it, Eisenberg said. Nonetheless, the researcher is not sure if the condition is connected to defects of the sperm or if the medicine used to treat the health issues are the cause.
The researchers examined the medical records of over 9,000 men for the study. The men in the study were mainly between 30 years old and 50 years old.
Regrettably, the scientists are still unaware of what causes and effects of infertility and other health issues.