Fertility for Men
Although it may not be as widely reported as female infertility, around 30% of men suffer from some form of impairment to their fertility; according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority report of 2005.
We also know that sperm quality is in decline. Take a look at these results from the World Health Organisation (WHO):
According to a BBC article, researchers found that sperm counts among men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand appear to have halved in less than 40 years.
So the scientific evidence is there to show rising number of men experiencing issues with fertility. Rather than starting IVF, ICSI, rushing into drug therapy or an invasive surgical procedure, the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach takes into account underlying causes to any symptoms you may have noticed. This is where we’ll start.
If you have any concerns about your fertility please talk to me. You’ll find me ready to listen and willing to help. I’ve successfully supported men who have been diagnosed with a low sperm count, poor sperm morphology or motility and who are going through the ICSI method of IVF.
It’s an area of particular interest to me: my BSc thesis was on the subject of poor sperm quality, and I specialise in helping couples avoid the need for IVF by improving sperm quality.
While many men come to see me when they’ve already been diagnosed with the conditions below, I can also help you if you have no diagnosis but want to increase your sperm count and the quality of sperm produced to boost the chances of conception.
I’ve treated men who have:
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Complete absence of sperm (azoospermia)
- Low sperm count (oligospermia)
- Abnormal sperm shape (teratozoospermia)
- Problems with sperm movement (asthenozoospermia)
- Sperm that is completely immobile (necrozoospermia)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Primary/Secondary gonadotropin deficiency
- Hormonal imbalances
It takes 100 days for sperm reserves to be replaced, so I tend to treat conditions such as poor motility or morphology over a three-month programme for the best results.