Things that affect Fertility in Men – Low Sperm Count

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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 optimal 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 Testosterone
  • 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. Read more: Infertility in Male

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 & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Somerset


Men’s Lifestyle Clinic

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

Telephone:
+65 6262 0762

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday
10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. and
3.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

2.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @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:hello@dtapclinic.com

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

3) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Holland V


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Julian Hong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Holland V 

Address:
15B Lorong Liput
(Next to Holland Piazza)
Singapore 277730

Telephone:
+65 6235 1339

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

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

Saturday & Sunday
9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m

Public Holiday Closed

4.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @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 Jonathon Ti is currently practising at @Robertson Branch

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

Telephone:
+65 6238 7810

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

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

Saturday
9.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Sunday
9.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Public Holiday Closed

5) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Raffles Place


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Benjamin Loh is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Raffles Place

Address:
20 Cecil Street,
#02-01 PLUS
Singapore 049705

Telephone:
+65 6962 7144

Email:hello@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours:
Monday
8.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday to Friday
8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
Closed

6) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Siglap


Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Edwin Ong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Siglap 

Address:
914 East Coast Road
#01-04 The Domain,
Singapore 459108

Telephone:
+65 6962 2144

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
12.00 noon to 8.00 p.m

Saturday
9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m

Sunday & Public Holiday Closed


Or email us at hello@dtapclinic.com or make an appointment at our clinics above today!


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