Male fertility

Why are millions of sperm needed, while only one will fertilize the egg?

Why are millions of sperm needed, while only one will fertilize the egg? The battle that sperm cells give to fertilize the egg is merciless. They have no help from the female reproductive organs. The first obstacle is the cervix, a complex labyrinth that prevents many sperm from eventually entering. Those who finally succeed, have to go through a "hostile" uterus and be lead to a narrow entrance, the fallopian tube. Those which finally enter the tube - very few in number - eventually meet the egg. In more detail: Within 30-60 minutes of...

7 Reasons that elevate the PSA value

7 Reasons that elevate the PSA value The HomeTest prostate test (PSA) detects and measures the levels of a protein in the blood that is called prostate specific antigen (PSA). Prostate cancer makes PSA levels go higher, but a possitive PSA test, does NOT necessarily mean that there is a hidden cancer. Sometimes PSA values ​​may be elevated but the reason may be simple, such as ejaculation 24 hours before the test or due to a urinary tract infection. And of course, men have to take their health family history into account before making...

Prostate test (PSA)

The HomeTest prostate test (PSA) is an extremely reliable and absolutely safe chromatographic immunoassay test for the qualitative detection of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in the blood. What is prostate specific antigen (PSA)? Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a glycoprotein produced by the prostate gland and endothelial cells. PSA levels, in healthy men, range between 0.1 ng/mL and 2.6 ng/mL. These values increase in malignant conditions, such as prostate cancer or in benign conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia. PSA...

Male fertility: What you need to know

Ανδρική γονιμότητα: Τι πρέπει να ξέρετε Όταν το ζευγάρι προσπαθεί για παιδάκι και η διαδικασία δεν προχωράει όπως ήλπιζε, τότε το βάρος της αποτυχίας, ιδίως σε παραδοσιακές πατριαρχικές κοινωνίες, πέφτει στη γυναίκα. Η σύλληψη όμως είναι μια διαδικασία που χρειάζεται 2: και τη γυναίκα και τον άνδρα. Στην πραγματικότητα, στατιστικά, το 15% των ζευγαριών στο δυτικό κόσμο, αντιμετωπίζουν προβλήματα υπογονιμότητας. Σε αυτά τα περιστατικά, το 40%-50% των περιπτώσεων υπογονιμότητας είναι αποτέλεσμα και των δύο συντρόφων, ενώ στο 20% περίπου,...

New research proves sperm count decline

Researchers who have evaluated the results of nearly 200 different studies claim that the number of men's sperm from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand appears to have halved in less than 40 years. The evaluation, one of the largest ever conducted, compiles the results of 185 studies between 1973 and 2011. Summarizing the results of the survey: 1. The rate of decline is "increasing" Dr. Levine, from the University of Jerusalem, found a decrease in semen concentration by 52.4% and a decrease in the total number of sperm...

Does summer affect male fertility?

Does summer affect male fertility? According to 2 different studies the data are divisive. One study concludes that summer is the best time to conceive, while another claims that the best season is winter. What is ultimately true? When is the best time for sexual contacts? According to the first study published in Chronobiology International, a team from the Parma University Hospital's Infertility Center, led by Dr Alfredo De Giorgi, after examining 5,188 men, concluded that at summer when the weather is hot and especially in July...

Why it is necessary to measure sperm motility

Sperm motility is a key factor in sperm quality. Seed is considered to be fertile when it has more than 20 million of moving spermatozoa. If, for example, live spermatozoa are 50 million, but only 10 million of them are motile, then the remaining 40 million which do not move, should not be taken into account when testing. Tests that measure only the number of live spermatozoa are ineffective because they can produce disputed results. FertilitySCORE is the only home test that is clinically proven that it measures both perm count and...

Do I need to check my sperm quality?

According to statistical findings, infertility affects approximately 10-15% of couples of reproductive age and remains a major medical problem. Although the common feeling is that infertility is a woman factor, however, male infertility is estimated at 40-50% of all cases, while in 20% of infertile couples, the sole perpetrator is male infertility. In recent years an increasingly organized investigation of the causes of male infertility is underway. The disorder on male fertility is due to several factors, such as medical (genetic, viral,...

Duration of sleep and male fertility

Sleeping duration can affect a man's fertility, new research suggests. According to the survey which was conducted among 790 couples, in the cases where the man slept less than six hours or more than nine hours, this was associated with a reduction of fertilization capacity up to 42%. The ideal sleep duration is reported to be 7-8 hours. The main reason according to the survey is probably hormonal. Testosterone is the principal fertility hormone for men, which is released in the body during the night. View all our articles by clicking...

Sperm is reported to have been created for the first time in a laboratory

French researchers have reportedly created, for the first time in a laboratory, "fully formed" human sperm cells, offering new hope for the tens of thousands of couples around the world who suffer from male infertility. The researchers' claim remains to be confirmed by their peers, but if verified, this technique will allow infertile men to give immature sperm from their testicles, which will then be transformed into mature sperm in the laboratory. "Our team is the first in the world to develop the technology required to produce fully...

Poor sperm quality and overall health

  Νέοι άνδρες με προβλήματα γονιμότητας μπορεί να αντιμετωπίσουν άλλα προβλήματα υγείας αργότερα στη ζωή τους, σύμφωνα με έρευνα που δημοσιεύτηκε στο περιοδικό Fertility and Sterility. Αγγειακές, καρδιακές και δερματικές παθήσεις, καθώς και υπέρταση, είναι μεταξύ των παθήσεων που συνδέονται με την κακή ποιότητα του σπέρματος στη μελέτη του Πανεπιστημίου του Στάνφορντ, η οποία ανέλυσε σχεδόν 9.400 άνδρες, ηλικίας 30 έως 50, οι οποίοι επισκέφθηκαν μια κλινική γονιμότητας. "Αυτό θα μπορούσε να είναι μια μεγάλη ευκαιρία για τους νέους...

The decrease in male fertility

Η μείωση στην ανδρική γονιμότητα Προβληματισμός των επιστημόνων στη μείωση του αριθμού των σπερματοζωαρίων. ‘Κρίση’ ή δεν υπάρχουν αρκετά δεδομένα; Το αποτέλεσμα εμπειρογνωμόνων σε ένα μεγάλο συνέδριο στο Λονδίνο την περασμένη εβδομάδα: Μια πιθανή κρίση σπέρματος είναι μπροστά μας. Η Shirley Wang εξηγεί στο μεσημεριανό διάλειμμα. Φωτογραφία: Science Source/Photo Researchers Inc. Λονδίνο Είναι οι σημερινοί νέοι άνδρες λιγότερο γόνιμοι από τους πατέρες τους;Μια διαμάχη στον τομέα της γονιμότητας, με κάποιους από τους ειδικούς να...