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Coping With Male Infertility

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Male infertility can be dealt with the help of proper counseling and treatment from the gynecologist. The counseling should be coupled with adopting different methods to keep the mind and soul calm. Openly talking with your partner, sharing feelings, diverting the mind from negative thoughts and planning a proper treatment to control infertility are some of the ways to combat infertility pressure.

When the word infertility comes in mind, the situation becomes painful for anyone who is infertile. Especially when the infertility issues are associated with the male partner, the situation becomes more complex. Most of the times, it has been seen that infertility problems are with women only. It’s really difficult for a man to accept his infertility.

Male fertility issues are on an all time high and doubtlessly, poor lifestyle and irregular eating habits are the only reasons to blame for. Apart from the treatment, it takes a whole lot of efforts to deal with the mental agony and emotional imbalance that is associated with male infertility. When a male suffers from infertility, it can deeply affect his relationship. Coping up with male infertility depends on the understanding between two partners.

Men and women both tend to respond to the situation in a very different manner. Although men are considered strong outwardly emotionally they can be as vulnerable as women when it concerns their fertility. Women may seek solace in sharing their burden and venting out in front of the family and friends but men, on the other hand, may find it difficult to pour their heart out. So, for someone dealing with the issue of male infertility, following tips bring a sigh of relief as it takes you through different ways and means to cope with it.

You can also read: Diagnostics to identify infertility in men

So, if somebody is struggling with male infertility or thinking that your wife is unable to conceive due to your male infertility, here is all you need to learn. Find out the ways, which will help, you cope with male infertility in an easy manner. This article offers you a variety of tips to deal male infertility problems.

1. Learn to relax

Both the partners should be supportive for each other and have a listening ear for each other’s worries and fears. It is advised that both of you sit together and decide your further course of infertility treatment.

Learn to relax

You need to open up with the gynecologist you are visiting and learn about the problem in detail.  

2. Plan your treatment immediately

In case you come to know about your infertility, it would be better not to waste the time. Don’t get discouraged, as it is not going to help you anyway. The need of the situation is to choose the right treatment, and if you fail to do so, open up with the one you think can help with the best suggestion.Some people can handle it better whereas others cannot, so it is important to find the ways to end the infertility problem.

3. Pen down the feelings

Writing about the problems makes it easy for a person to lower down the mental pain to a certain extent. So, if you are infertile and are unable to speak about it to anybody, writing your feelings as the note will help you. Even if there are some complications and that might lead to infertility, you can write down the points to help you plan the best for you.

Pen down the feelings

Whether you choose to write it and immediately set fire to it or keep it stored away for future makes no difference. It is the act of writing itself that is important. This process is also known as written disclosure therapy. It is not used particularly widely, but there is some evidence to suggest that it can have positive effects.

You can also read: Male Infertility Causes Symptoms and Treatments

4. Let your pain come out

Again, our society dictates that men should never shed a tear — at least not when anyone is looking. But nowadays, plenty of men are prepared to cry. And, if you are alone and you know that you will not be disturbed, open up and go for genuine sorrow release. This will help you lessen the burden and stress and typically, after crying, our breathing and heart rate decrease, and we enter into a calmer biological and emotional state.

5. Open up-talk about it

Most of the men don't like to talk about their problems. Although this often holds true, it is not the case for everyone. It is known that a problem shared is a problem halved. So, keep your communication channels open. You don't have to broadcast it far and wide but speak with someone e.g. a doctor, your friend, a counselor, a support group and your wife. It will ease your burden and they might suggest you the best ways to add a new hope to your life.

Open up-talk about it.

6. Share-get better ideas

Till the time you won’t share there are least chances to get it sorted. Talk through all the options you can go for as like adoption, IVF treatment and donor sperm. Understanding and talking about potential avenues will help you face any setback further down the road — and if one option does not work, you'll know what you're trying next.

7. Divert the mind

If being infertile or partially infertile is leading to distraction and you are unable to focus on your work, it’s better to divert your mind. For the situation, meditation and yoga sessions work as the perfect therapy for infertility treatment.

8. Get control

There are some scientifically proven ways to improve sperm quality. Often, the simple act of getting back some control can go a long way to help deal with infertility; it fights off that creeping sense of helplessness.

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One of the toughest parts of dealing with male infertility is that onedoes not know how long it will last. Making plans where possible can help you to feel that you are still in charge.

9. Set targets and limits

With your partner, discuss the procedures you are prepared to go for, and emotional and financial levels you can both handle. Pregnancy is often the result of repeated efforts, whether through natural intercourse or fertility treatment.

Other than treatment targets, you can also go for other targets where eating, maintaining weight and reduction of stress is included. The following list provides some simple measures that can be taken to give your sperm the best chance of getting fertilized with an egg.

  • Eat right:Consume healthy food products and stock up on them. Understanding the exact impact of overall food intake is difficult, but a diet including vegetables, fruits, legumes, and grains helpsto improve sperm motility.
  • Maintain weight:Thereare strong links between being overweight and male infertility. So, weight management is a must.
  • Reduce stress:If Infertility is stressing you out, it might be making infertility levels worse. Breathe and minimize the impact of stress with the help of calming exercises.
  • Get active: Being physically active willprevent obesity, which is certainly linked. Exercise also helps to relieve stress, so it's worth getting sweaty.

Other than above points, you should also focus on these major points:

  • Quit Smoking: If you indulge in the habit of smoking, stop that right away because smoking lowers sperm count and increases the risk of abnormal sperm.
  • Stop Alcohol Drinking: Stop drinking alcohol immediately as alcoholreduces testosterone production and hence low sperm production.
  • Avoid Sex Lubricants: Avoid the usage of lubricants during sex as lubricants may hinder sperm movement hence making it impossible for the sperms to reach the egg in the fallopian tube.
  • Keep Your Balls Cool: Maintain the temperature of your testicles, as hot testicles are less efficient at producing sperms. Therefore, avoid hot tubs, tight underwear and saunas.

Also, don’t forget to speak to a gynecologist about medications that could interfere with the sperm production. And, if you want to schedule your appointment with the best fertility doctor to start your treatment, then you can call at +917899912611.

Dr. Sunil Eshwar

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist Dr. Sunil Eshwar
Bangalore

Dr. Sunil Eshwar is an Infertility specialist who is presently specializing in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies and infertility treatments such as IVF and IUI. Dr. Sunil Eshwar completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2000 and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in 2004. Later, he completed DNB from National Board of Examination in 2006. Dr. Sunil Eshwar is currently practicing at Apollo Fertility, Brookfield, Bangalore. For more information about Dr. Sunil Eshwar, visit elawoman.com

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Shradha Verma

Thanks for sharing! Very unique article.

Oct. 1, 2018, 3:43 p.m. 5.0

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Mayank Tripathi

I had this male infertility problem i.e azoospermia. I took MESA treatment and It went successfully. Everyone should plan their treatment rather than sitting back.

Sept. 22, 2018, 6:41 p.m. 5.0

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Mahendra Rawal

A man with infertility problems should avoid having a hot shower and sauna bath as it influences infertility.

Aug. 15, 2018, 1:37 p.m. 4.5

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Nice article

Nice article

Aug. 1, 2018, 5:57 p.m. 5.0

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Jagriti Patel

It was a good read. I love to read these types of an article which are physically and emotionally related. The points listed would really help men to think positive.

July 30, 2018, 3:32 p.m. 4.5

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Sandhya Sood

It's very hard for men to open up and share their pain with others. So, I think writing down their feeling will help them to relax. Good article indeed!

July 28, 2018, 4:28 p.m. 5.0

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Kalyan Mahalanabis

The tips in this blog will be very useful for men who are trying to become fathers but due to infertility issues are not able to become parents. Thanks for sharing the useful info!

June 26, 2018, 2:01 p.m. 4.5

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