Semen Analysis & Male Fertility Problems

Fertility Problems

The male partner is implicated in up to 60% of couples’ fertility problems. However, using standard semen analysis methods up to 40% of cases may appear normal, this is defined as idiopathic infertility.

An abnormal semen analysis

When the analysis of semen falls outside the normal accepted range of fertile men, this could be for a variety of reasons: the absence of sperm (azoospermia), a reduced number of sperm (oligospermia), reduced motility of sperm (asthenospermia) or a high proportion of cells with abnormal shape or appearance (teratospermia). In the majority of patients with an abnormal semen analysis, there is a component of oxidative damage.These men are ideal candidates for antioxidant support as this is the only possible treatment when a specific cause cannot be identified.

Oxidative stress can be identified by special tests; examples are sperm DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) and Sperm nuclear Decondensation Index (SDI).

The use of strong antioxidants may reduce the DFI but invariably increases the SDI which means that virtually no increase in pregnancy rate occurs.

Condensyl boosts the natural antioxidant mechanism to reduce DFI but improve SDI thereby achieving significantly higher pregnancy rates.

When everything looks “normal”

Most frequently an infertile couple presents where the male partner is apparently ‘normal’ but the female partner showing some reproductive problems. Alternatively both may appear normal: classic unexplained infertility. When the male partner appears normal but the woman has known issues it is a common mistake to focus only on the female partner because it is likely that a male factor will still be present.

All male partners of subfertile couples potentially have oxidative sperm damage. This occurs in all men but in some it reaches a level high enough to cause fertility problems. This level of damage maybe because of genetic or environmental factors including exposure to toxic agents, pollutants, a consequence of poor diet or a combination of all of these.

Therefore male partners of subfertile couples need to ensure that they take Condensyl to boost their natural antioxidant mechanism and give themselves the best chance of becoming a dad.

Dosage and duration of Condensyl treatment

In order to achieve optimal sperm in the ejaculate the male partner should have been taking one tablet of Condensyl per day for at least 4 months.  In order to maintain the quality of sperm, he should continue to take Condensyl.

In men, the recommended course of treatment is based upon the amount of time it takes for sperm to be produced – over 105 days. Production and maturation is a long process: about 21 days for replication, about 74 days for complete maturation and a further 20 days to acquire the fertilisation ability.

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