In India, male infertility is an ignored phenomenon and women are subjected to social stigma for being unable to bear children. Infertility is neither an urban phenomenon nor is it confined only to women. Studies have shown that in nearly 30% of all infertility cases, the cause can be attributed to a problem in the man. Infertility, both in men and women, has become quite common these days and is on the rise in India.

In men, the most common reasons for infertility include a low sperm count and poor motility of the sperm. Other factors such as excessive consumption of foods that increase estrogen in the blood, long-term inhalation of toxins in the air, erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation of semen, cancer or infection of the genital system and diabetes also contribute to this condition. Increasingly, following an unhealthy lifestyle including diet imbalance, addiction to smoking or alcoholism, sedentary existence, or mental and emotional stress, has all become factors that contribute to a poor sperm count.

The signs and symptoms of infertility in males may include: problems with sexual function; pain, swelling or a lump in the testicle area; recurrent respiratory infections; decreased facial or body hair or other signs of a chromosomal or hormonal abnormality as well as having a lower than normal sperm count.

The most important step is to get diagnosed at an early stage. This will not only save discomfort and expense but also help in timely treatment. Itoozhi Ayurveda specializes in Fertility treatments and is one of the most prominent in Kerala in this space.

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