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Why More Men Are Coming Down With Low Sperm Count – Fertility Expert Speaks Up

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Why More Men Are Coming Down With Low Sperm Count - Fertility Expert Speaks Up

The AFRH president said that even though the roles played by social habits are difficult to quantify, studies have shown that they negatively affect sperm production in men.

Why More Men Are Coming Down With Low Sperm Count - Fertility Expert Speaks Up

A fertility and reproductive health expert has alerted that men should be more careful with some social habits they indulge in, as such are increasing their risk of coming down with low sperm count.

Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise on Thursday in an exclusive interview, Dr. Ibrahim Wada, president, Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, warned that social habits, such as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse and working in hot environments are possible factors leading to low sperm counts in men.

The AFRH president said that even though the roles played by these social habits are difficult to quantify, studies have shown that they negatively affect sperm production in men.

“We are talking about smoking, alcoholism, addiction or abuse of drugs and working in hot environments. These are the things that need to be talked about but the contributions and roles they play are uncertain and very difficult to quantify,” Wada said.

The reproductive expert also stated that infection is also a major factor for low sperm count in men.

He said, “If a man had an infection of the testes called mumps, which is a viral infection, when he was young, it may destroy a part of the testes. It means the man cannot produce enough sperms, thereby leading to low sperm count.

“In adult life, when a man becomes sexually active and contracts infections like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and other related sexually transmitted diseases, it may also destroy or affect parts of the testes.

“It may even block vas deferens, the tube where the sperms pass into the urethra during ejaculation. By and large, people have gone sterile because of chromosomal abnormalities. If you are a man and your chromosomes are not balanced, you are not capable of producing sperms like everyone else,” he warned.

He further disclosed that there are also people who are born with their testes held up in the abdominal walls.

“It is called ‘cryptorchidism’. It is not so common but it is a problem on its own. If detected early by the family or doctor, something can be done to bring back the testes to the scrotum in the first two years of the baby’s life. Otherwise, it may destroy the testes and result in the man having low or no sperm count at all.

Wada emphasised that the essence of raising such alarm was not to scare people but to give people a panoramic view of what might happen when there is a challenge with the testes.

“I am sure you must have also seen how some persons undergo sharp pain when they get kicked mistakenly in their testes in the game of football. If that pain or twisting is not relieved on time, parts of the testes may be affected or become dysfunctional.

“What this simply means is that you may be incapable of producing sperms in later life the way you should,” he noted,

According to an article published by Mayo Clinic, low sperm count means that the fluid (semen) that is ejaculated during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal.

A low sperm count can manifest as oligospermia, which is a complete absence of sperm. It could also be azoospermia, which is when the sperm count is lower or fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

Having a low sperm count decreases the odds of the sperm fertilizing an egg and resulting in pregnancy. Nonetheless, many men who have low sperm count are still able to father a child.

The main sign of low sperm count is the inability to fertilize an egg or produce a child.

There might be no other obvious signs or symptoms. In some men, an underlying problem, such as an inherited chromosomal abnormality, a hormonal imbalance, dilated testicular veins or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms.

Low sperm count symptoms might include: Problems with sexual function — for example, low sex drive or difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction), pain, swelling or a lump in the testicle area and decreased facial or body hair or other signs of a chromosome or hormone abnormality.

The production of sperm, Mayo Clinic explained, is a complex process and requires normal functioning of the testicles (testes) as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary glands — organs in the brain that produce hormones that trigger sperm production. Once sperm are produced in the testicles, delicate tubes transport them until they mix with semen and are ejaculated out of the penis. Problems with any of these systems can affect sperm production.

Also, there can be problems of abnormal sperm shape (morphology), movement (motility) or function.

However, often the cause of low sperm count isn’t identified.

Infertility caused by low sperm count can be stressful for couples and the solution to the condition is either surgery or treatments for the underlying cause of the low sperm count. A patient with low sperm count can also consider assisted reproductive techniques, such as in vitro fertilisation.

 

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13 years of marriage with a child,3 failed IVF broken by the peoples doctor

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13 years of marriage with a child,3 failed IVF broken by the peoples doctor

The peoples doctors medical center in deep celebration after a patient put to bed

After 13 years in marriage with 3 failed IVF, and bilateral blocked tubes (both tubes blocked) a certain woman in Lagos state finally got pregnant and just delivered not too long ago….

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Her sad story started turning around for good when she met the people’s doctor on Instagram

A female Nigerian doctor who’s gifted by God with all it takes to make those who are trying to conceive, get pregnant and welcome their babies..

I happen to know her and this whole story, that’s why I’m writing this now and this is something that should be on first page for my fellow Nigerians to see… There are lots of homes that are still looking for their first child… Uncle…. Aunty.. Brother… sister… Let’s leave village people alone, they don’t have any business with your womb or sperm.I got to discover that 99% of families looking for children are not just doing some medical things right and most of them don’t know, they’ll say it’s village people..

Like the people’s doctor would always say, a lot of TTCs(trying to conceive) are still where they are out of IGNORANCE AND THE WRONG DOCTORS THEY MEET. Don’t say I didn’t pass this message, grab this opportunity now…. Follow her on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/thepeoples_doctors/
To cut the long story short, look at their conversation, I happen to have itThe peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate The peoples doctor medical center celebrate

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Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

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Brazilian man becomes first person to be ‘cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

Brazilian man becomes first person to be 'cured’ of HIV with drugs alone

A 35-year-old Brazilian man who has gone into long-term remission after being diagnosed with an accelerated multi-drug regimen of AIDS drugs for less than a year has boosted expectations for a possible breakthrough on Tuesday July 7.
The man who tested HIV positive in 2012 was treated with an antiretroviral therapy or ART base that was boosted with additional antiretrovirals, plus a drug called nicotinamide (a vitamin B3 form).

His increased care was stopped after 48 weeks, and researchers who reported their results at this week’s virtual International Aids Society conference said that the patient has now been without HIV medication for more than 57 weeks and continues to test negative for HIV antibodies.

Dr Ricardo Diaz of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, who led the study said he was “trying to wake up the virus” and boost the immune system’s ability to eliminate it once it’s flushed out of hiding.

 

Diaz said;

 

“We can’t search the entire body, but by the best evidence, we do not have infected cells.

“I think it’s very promising. This patient might be cured, but it will take more time to know.”

 

Professor Sharon Lewin, an HIV and infectious diseases expert at the University of Melbourne who was not involved in the research, said the fact that the patient has no antibodies was significant.

 

She said;

 

“When someone is infected with a virus they make antibodies. And antibodies don’t budge, even when you’re on treatment and there’s no detectable viral load. But this showed he had no antibodies which is supportive of him being cured.

“It’s interesting, but it’s hard to know how significant it is when it’s just a single case. I’d also like to know what happened to the other patients.”

In the past five years, after undergoing high-risk stem cell bone marrow transplants to treat cancer, only two people known as “Berlin” and “London” patients seem to have been cured of the disease.

Since the AIDS epidemic started in the 1980s more than 75 million people have been infected. The virus also caused 33 million deaths

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Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne heads back into Coronavirus lockdown

Nearly five million Melbourne residents were forced back into another lockdown after Coronavirus cases spiked on Tuesday, July 7, in Australia’s second-largest city.

All in Melbourne will be required to stay home from midnight on Wednesday, July 8, unless they go to work , study, shop for food or attend medical appointments. Restaurants, cafes and bars can only have delivery service, gyms and hair salons are closed, family events are restricted to two persons and the existing school holidays are extended.

Victoria state prime minister Daniel Andrews declared a six-week freeze, saying the virus crisis is over “we can’t pretend.”

After 191 of the 199 new cases recorded nationally on Tuesday were identified by the south-east region, the largest one-day increase since early April, Andrews said there were now too many to track properly, so restrictions were required.

“Those are numbers that are unsustainably high,” he said. “No-one wants to be in this place. I know there will be massive quantities of harm that will be caused because of this.

“We need to be transparent to one another that this is not over,” said Andrews. “And pretending it’s because we just want it to be over isn’t the solution. It’s actually part of the problem. A very big part of the issue.”

The decision was taken hours before it was expected for the first time in a century to close the busy border between Victoria and New South Wales.

Nearly 9,000 cases of COVID-19 and 106 deaths from the virus were reported in Australia.

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