– The reasons some men have low sperm count.
– What are the likely causes of inconsistencies in sperm count?
Sperm count refers to the number of spermatozoa in a given amount of ejaculation. The sperm count can actually be measured by millimeter, often, it is what they use medically as a gauge of male fertility.
However, it is important to know that the production of sperm is a complex process and requires normal functioning of the testicles (testes).
The testicle is the male sex organ and an endocrine gland that produces sperm and also the male sex hormone, including the steroid testosterone.
The moment the testicles produce sperm, delicate tubes transport the sperm until they mix with semen and are ejaculated out of the penis.
In some cases, if a man has a low sperm count, this does not mean that he will not be able to reproduce, many men with low sperm count have children of their own.
Some are the problems that can cause a low sperm count include the following;
1. One of the causes is a blockage in the tube(s) that transport sperm, a blockage within the testicle, in the epididymis, in the vas deferens ( or absence of vas deferens), near the ejaculatory ducts or in the urethra.
2. Also, swelling of the veins can cause male infertility, this is ‘varicocele’.
3. An irregular lifestyle can also cause it.
4. Infections in the sexual organs, as well as sexually transmitted diseases, is also another cause.
5. Smoking of cigarette, drug abuse or taking drugs such as cocaine, marijuana can also affect the sperm quality.
6. Also, emotional stress and physical stress can lead to it.
7. Spinal cord injury, prostate related problems, damages to the nerves and obesity are also other causes.
Consulting medical practitioners for advice is a good approach, go for a constant check up as well.