Things that affect Fertility in Men – Low Sperm Count

Things that affect Fertility in Men (Low Sperm Count)

 

Women have always been very good at taking care of their health and priming their bodies before trying to get pregnant. Medical care has also always focused on the woman. The men have always been mostly ignored.

 

When a couple struggles to get pregnant, it is usually again the woman who gets the attention and tests. We know that it takes 2 hands to clap. For the best chance of pregnancy the man has to be fertile too.

 

This is all about the sperm. Various factors in our environment affect the number of sperm produced, how fast they swim and how normal they look.

Some of these factors are:

Health conditions

  • Testis problems like varicocoele or undescended testis
  • Chronic diseases like diabetes
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hormone imbalance

Medication

  • Certain blood pressure medicines
  • Steroids
  • Hormones such as Testosteron
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Medicines for gastric problems
  • Anti-depressants

Drugs

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine

Environmental Hazards

  • Radiation
  • Heat
  • Pollutants
  • Lead
  • Mercury

Hobby Related Chemicals

  • Woodworking
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Stained Glass
  • Gun Cleaning

Stress

Obesity

  • Every 10kg a man is above his ideal weight can decrease his fertility by 10%

Age

  • Certain diseases like Autism have been found to be more likely in children born to father above the age of 40

Testing for Fertility in men is also really simple. Again it is all about the sperm.

 

By looking at the sperm, how many there are, how well they swim and how normal they look, we can get a fair idea about a man’s fertility. Of course there are other more complex tests like looking at the health of the DNA in each sperm but very few men require this. Some men require a blood hormone test but this is also nor common.

 

To prepare for a Sperm Test (Seminal Analysis) you just need to refrain from ejaculating for 3 days. Sample collection has to be done in the lab because the Semen has to be analyzed within 2 hours of collection.

 

We provide a comfortable private room for sample collection. Your partner can also join you in the room if you wish.

Questions?


1.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Novena


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Tan Kok Kuan is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Address:
Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

Telephone:
+65 6397 2095

Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.

Saturday
9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday
Closed

2.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset


Men’s Lifestyle Clinic


Dr. Taufiq is currently practising in Men’s Lifestyle Clinic @Somerset (Orchard Building) 

Address:
Orchard Building
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
Singapore 239693

Telephone:
+65 6262 0762

Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday
10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. and
3.00 p.m. to 7.00pm

Friday
10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and
2.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday
9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday
Closed

3.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Robertson


Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic

Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )

Dr Deepa and Dr Jonathon Ti are currently practising at @Robertson Branch

Address:
11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

Telephone:
+65 6238 7810

Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

4.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Scotts


Men’s Health Clinic

Dr. Justin Sii & Dr. Elaine are currently practising at our Men’s Health Clinic @Scotts Medical Centre

Address:
9 Scotts Road,
#06-06, Scotts Medical Centre
Singapore 228210

Telephone:
+65 6694 2348

Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday
8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday & Public Holiday Closed


Related Articles:

Are Pesticides Killing Your Sperm? – here

Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction – here

Fertility Test for couples – here

Electro Shockwave Treatment (ESWT) for Erectile Dysfunction  – here