Up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren't able to conceive a child, even though they've had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In over a third of these couples, male infertility plays a role. Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility. Not being able to conceive a child can be stressful and frustrating, but a number of male infertility treatments are available.
Effects of diabetes on the body and organs
Men With Diabetes Have More Damaged Sperm DNA
Eating a diet high in sugar might taste yummy to those with a sweet tooth, but its poor nutrition can have a devastating effect on your health. The substance can also cause genetic damage to your sperm and lower your sperm count, making it more difficult to conceive a child. Drinking as little as one sugar-sweetened drink per day can cause up to a 20 percent decrease in sperm count, according to a recent Harvard study. The sugar — as well as trans fats — interferes with chemical signaling in the sperm and reproductive organs. In countries where people consume a standard Western diet high in sugar and fat, the average male sperm count has decreased by more than 50 percent since The average male tested had sperm counts that were at the minimum for being able to fertilize an egg. Energy drinks can be high in sugar, with some brands doling out as much as 58 grams — nearly a quarter cup.
Will Diabetes Make Me Infertile?
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem associated with diabetes that causes difficulty with getting or maintaining an erection. It is caused by neuropathy nerve damage and reduced blood circulation typically as a result of less well controlled diabetes or long standing diabetes. High levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol are all associated with an increased risk of erectile difficulties. Getting these under control, as well as cutting down on alcohol and quitting smoking can help to reduce the effects of ED. A number of different treatment options are also available.
The effects of diabetes mellitus include long-term damages, dysfunctions, and failures of various organs. An important complication of diabetes is the disturbance in the male reproductive system. Glucose metabolism is an important event in spermatogenesis. Moreover, glucose metabolism is also important for maintaining basic cell activity, as well as specific functions, such as motility and fertilization ability in mature sperm.