If age affects female fertility, then it will surely affect male fertility too. Due to old age, a male is unable to produce healthy sperm and enough sperm cells. In this case, they need to seek medical help, so that they can also enjoy fatherhood. Or they may need to make certain lifestyle changes to improve fertility.
Male fertility decline and age
According to a study, women are not only who suffer from fertility issues, but male also suffer from fertility issues. Similarly like women, male fertility also declines with age, and they are unable to get their wife pregnant. In this case, they also need to get check-up and treatment from the IVF centre, because there are several types of fertility treatments available for males including IVF.
According to an investigation, almost 60% of men suffer from fertility issues when they reach their 50s or 60s. There are several causes of male infertility at the age of 45 or 50 years.
Causes of age-related male infertility
When a male is in his 30s, he is able to produce healthy sperm cells, which are useful for fertilization. But due to over-age, the number of sperm cells decline and he also suffers from low sperm motility.
Certain causes according to study are-:
Decreased sperm motility
Motility refers to the movement of sperm so that it can swim properly to reach the eggs. Sperm motility decreases as male ages, and he experiences fertility issues. As per the investigation, sperm motility decreases almost 8 percent per year. In addition to this, sperm motility is measured, when the sperm simply travel through the epididymis and the prostate, but if sperm does not move properly, then motility decreases
Decreased sperm morphology
Morphology is a term to describe the shape and size of the sperm. Sperm Morphology also declines as a male age almost up to 9% per year. A decreased number of normal sperm cells leads you to fertility issues. This condition results in male infertility due to old age.
Decreased seminal volume
Due to old age, the males may suffer from a very mild decrease in seminal volume, but it also affects male fertility. This means, how much time you are ejaculated during intercourse. If less, then it reveals that you are suffering from male fertility issues due to over-age.
Various ways to improve male fertility
- You must go with a healthy diet full of nutrients and minerals.
- If you are taking too many hot showers, then you have to reduce it, because these affect your ability to produce more sperm cells.
- You must maintain a healthy weight to improve your fertility.
- You must quit smoking and stop consuming several other hazardous drugs.