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Do you have trouble conceiving a child due to male infertility?

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There is no joy in the world, like the joy that a child gives to her/ his parents when born. But, sadly, many couples in the world have trouble conceiving because of several issues.

It is very important to understand and remember that infertility is not just a disease that affects women, men suffer as well. In fact, new studies show that in approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility.

Male infertility needs a very good evaluation. Goral Gandhi explains that there is no correlation between male fertility and virility. Men with totally normal sex drives may have no sperms at all.She further states that the initial step in the evaluation of the male partner is a complete history and physical examination followed by Semen Analysis.Many infertile men have surgically or medically correctable disorders, that, if properly diagnosed and treated, can be overcome to allow natural conception. In others, there may be mild semen abnormalities which are amenable to Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). If all the above is futile or fails, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) offers men a realistic chance to father children. Donor sperm also remains an option of last resort.

Every year, around 12–18 million couples in India are diagnosed with infertility, according to doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).They found that while a normal Indian adult male’s sperm count used to be 60 million/ml three decades ago, it is currently about 20 million/ml. Goral Gandhi states that she has seen a drastic fall in men’s average sperm counts in 25 years of her career. 

The drop in male infertility can be attributed to a variety of factors: unhealthy lifestyles, stress, lack of physical activity, high-pressure work, pollution, bad diet, alcohol usage, and smoking.According to Ms Gandhi, tobacco has a huge impact on sperm parameters and the fertilizing capacity of the sperms as it has an effect on spermatogenesis.Recreational drugs, including anabolic steroids and marijuana, are also associated with impaired sperm function There are several ways 

that may help increase your sperm count. Here are a few of them:1. Get enough sleep and manage stress.2. Quit smoking and abstain from alcohol.3. Talk to your doctor about medicines that can have an impact on sperm count.4. Exercise and maintain a healthy weight.5. Stay away from heat and avoid exposure to pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins.

IVF helps combine each egg with a high concentration of highly motile sperms. Fertilization is far more likely to occur as a result of this process. When using IVF, embryologists can also combine an innovative laboratory process, called, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This process involves injecting one healthy sperm into each egg. Goral Gandhi states that she chooses a morphologically normal sperm and injects it directly into the cytoplasm of the egg, thus greatly increasing the chances of fertilization. ICSI is used for patients with suboptimal sperm parameters and it greatly increases the chances of success. Even if the man is diagnosed with a condition called azoospermia where he has nosperms in his ejaculate. sperms maybe surgically retrieved from his testes through a process known as Testicular Sperm Aspiration  or TESA and its variations like microTESE, MESA and PESA. These surgically retrieved sperms  are then used to fertilize his wife’s eggs using the process of ICSI. Thisenables a man to have his own genetic child instead of using donor sperms. IVF– ICSI is a complicated set of procedures designed to enhance fertility, prevent genetic issues, and assist in conceiving a child without trouble.

Goral Gandhi is India’s leading embryologistand specializes in IVF. She is also the founder of Global Fertility Solutions as well as Global IVF & Fertility Center, which she has built on the pillars of science and technology.Goral Gandhi has made it her mission to spread happiness amongst couples who are struggling to have children.
Visit our Website: www.goralgandhi.com

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