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Let’s Talk About Male Infertility

male infertilityIf you or a loved one are suffering from male infertility, know that you are not alone. Among the 15% of American couples who struggle with infertility, 50% of the cases are linked to the male reproductive system.

While it can be emotionally distressing, there is nothing to be ashamed of for struggling to conceive. Like any other health issue, male infertility should be addressed by a professional who can help you uncover the root cause and explore treatment options.

How Common Is Male Infertility?

About 15% of couples who try to conceive a child are unable to within the first year of trying. The American male infertility rate is between 4.5% to 6%.

Many different things can cause or contribute to male infertility. It’s important to consider each patient’s unique experiences and what might be the root cause of infertility. Common causes include physical blockage that prevents sperm from reaching the semen, autoimmune issues, and varicoceles, which can result in enlarged varicose veins that can affect blood flow.

The Emotional Impact of Male Infertility

Unfortunately, infertility can lead to anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, and other issues. Many men suffer from lower self-esteem, feeling personally responsible for not being able to start a family with their partner.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any mental health challenges, it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Just like infertility itself, such emotions are normal and treatable. When it comes to well-being, mental health is crucial.

Treating infertility can lead to improved self-esteem and may help address depression and other challenges. At the same time, speaking with a mental health counselor can also improve your mental outlook while you explore treatment options.

Male Infertility Treatment in Chattanooga, TN

Some patients may feel uncomfortable speaking with a medical doctor about such challenges. However, it’s important to remember that doctors have seen it all, and they have chosen their profession precisely because they want to help people address issues such as infertility.

Dr. Anand Shridharani is an experienced men’s health expert. He helps men by offering male infertility evaluations in Chattanooga to uncover the cause of their struggle to conceive. Testing is the first step toward finding the right treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office by calling (423) 778-4MEN (4636). You can also send us a message. We are here to help.

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