Causes of Male Infertility
Infertility in males has many known causes such as genetic abnormalities, endocrine – pituitary & testicular failure, genital infection, varicoceles, sexual problems etc but in 50% of cases, there is no detectable cause. This is known as idiopathic male infertility for which some co-factor may be responsible such as
Tobacco, marijuana, excessive alcohol, coffee, anabolic steroids in protein powders, heat exposure of testis, radiation exposure through cell phones & cell towers, environmental toxins & chemical toxins etc.
So lifestyle management, control of obesity, healthy diet, exercise, good sleep & reduced stress forms the basis of medical treatment of male infertility prior to medical & surgical treatment.