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Restoring Male Fertility

Wednesday, November 1st 2023 10:00am 15 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Conceiving a baby might seem straightforward, considering how much effort many individuals invest in avoiding it during their teenage and early adult years. The fear of unintended pregnancy often looms large among young people. However, the reality is that when couples actively attempt to become pregnant, about a quarter of them encounter difficulties. The human reproductive system is incredibly productive in optimal conditions, yet its delicacy leaves room for various complications.

This article aims to elucidate the fundamentals of male fertility, explore potential disruptions, and offer uncomplicated methods to enhance overall health and restore fertility. Three pivotal factors come into play: enhancing nutritional intake, minimizing exposure to toxins, and reducing stress levels. Through several months of dedicated adherence to these adjustments, couples frequently attain pregnancy, even after a year or more of unsuccessful attempts. It’s worth noting that while the primary focus is on male fertility, these factors are equally pertinent to both male and female health and fertility.

Male fertility pertains to the capacity to fertilize a female and facilitate reproduction.

Now, what constitutes infertility? A couple is labeled as infertile if they do not achieve pregnancy after a year of consistent, unprotected sexual intercourse (for women below the age of thirty-five). Beyond thirty-five, this timeframe shortens to six months, as female fertility significantly declines after this age.

While difficulties in conception often lead to assuming the woman is at fault, the reality is that half the time, the man faces challenges. When couples undergo medical evaluations, 40 percent of the issues are attributed to the woman, 40 percent to the man, 10 percent to both, and the remaining 10 percent cannot be linked to a specific cause. It’s crucial to regard the couple as a unit, prompting both partners to explore the origins of infertility until the underlying problems are identified and addressed.

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