Varicocele and Smoking Cause Infertility

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What is Varicocele

A varicocele is a sum of dilated veins at the scrotum that similar to varicose veins. Why Varicocele affect male infertility?

Varicocele may lessens a man's fertility by creating a higher temperature in mans testicles. Sperm will not survive at higher temperature. FYI, A varicocele happens in about 15 percent of all men and booked as much as 40 percent of male infertility causes.

How to Overcome Varicoceles?

Varicoceles is treated by specific surgeon. The most common type of procedure is microsurgery, which is done on an outpatient basis under spinal anesthesia. The enlarged veins are repaired surgically, and regular blood flow is restored to improve sperm quality. Some physicians also prescribe fertility medications, such as Clomid, after the surgery to stimulate sperm production. The success rate of the surgery varies, but approximately 80 percent of men have an increased sperm count following this surgery.

Smoking cigarrettes causes infertility. There is a fact, no doubt about it. It will cause infertility for both women and men. Based on research conduct by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Smoking cigar has definitly decrease your probability to conceive. Herewith the fact that you have to consider before you take your cigar:

  1. "Smoking is very harmful to a ovaries"

  2. "Smoking appears to elevate the loss of eggs and decrease reproductive function"

  3. "[interferes] with the ability of cells in the ovary to make estrogen"

  4. "causes a woman's eggs (oocytes) to be more prone to genetic abnormalities"

  5. "is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage"

Besides Varicocele, Smoking has also been proved to cause infertility in men. Based on ASRM, Smoking could decrease sperm count, reduce sperm motility significantly and increase sperm abnormality for both shape and function.

Smoking that takes place when a woman is pregnant has been associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta. A baby that has been exposed to tobacco smoke also has a higher incidence of dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

For your own health and the health of your future baby, now is a good time to quit smoking. If it's too difficult to stop cold turkey, at least cut down your use. Talk with your doctor about a safe program to help you quit smoking. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication or refer you for counseling or treatment.

This is a good time for your partner to stop smoking, too. Secondhand smoke is not good for you or your baby. If you and your partner both smoke, get together and make an agreement to quit. You can make it a team approach as you work together to stop smoking and improve your overall health.

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