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Infertility is a symptom that something in the body is not working correctly. Couples are said to have a fertility problem if there is a failure to achieve pregnancy after a year of regular unprotected intercourse. About a third of fertility problems occur solely in women, one third in men and the remaining third are mutual.

The most common cause is low sperm count. Research has shown that sperm count worldwide has dropped by 50 per cent since the 1940's. The reason is probably environmental pollution  involving chemicals such as the non-biodegradable PUB family. Another common problem is poor sperm quality, and some men's ejaculate contains antibodies to their own sperm. Alternatively, there may be no sperm at all, either because the man is producing none or because other delicate tubes which carry them are blocked. Sometimes sperm cannot penetrate the egg when they reach it; and in very small number of cases there may be hormonal problems. Risk factors include: Smoking and Drinking alcohol, Raised temperature around the testes, Previous GU infection, or infection with mumps, Harmful stress, Certain prescription drugs, such as co-trimoxazole and testerone.

When to seek further professional advice
If you and your partner have been trying to fall pregnant for a year or more with no success you should consult your doctor for further advice.

Alternative Treatment

Homeopathy: Treatment can include sepia if the man has a dragging sensation in the genitals and no desire for sex.
Chinese Herbalism: If the condition is acquired and not hereditary, hormone and blood tonics will be prescribed.
Colour Therapy: Treatment may include wearing red briefs for energy, or blue underwear for excess heat around the genitals.
Other therapies include: Naturopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, Acupuncture, Western Herbalism, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Yoga, Reflexology, Metamorphic Technique,  and Ayervedic Medicine.

Traditional Treatment

Microsurgery to unblock the sperm ducts or remove varicoceles.
Intra-cytoplasm sperm injection. Antibiotic if there is even the smallest sub-clinical infection.
Cortisone Treatment, Vitamin supplements with antibiotics, Hormonal Treatments, and sperm pre-selection are all the different treatments that your doctor will consider to meet your specific needs or rather condition.

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Author - Body and Mind

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