Though the media may pay more attention to topics in female infertility, male infertility represents one of the major concerns of the modern age. While only a minority of men were thought to be faced with this issue in the past, today it represents one of the leading problems in the field of male health. In addition, the fact that infertility was almost automatically linked to a female counterpart took away from its significance. However, once the problems of male fertility were given more recognition, prevention and treatment became a larger focus in the discussion of reproductive health - especially natural and holistic solutions surrounding it.
Explaining Male Infertility
Male infertility is most often associated with sperm quality, which is affected by numerous factors, including sperm morphology, count, motility, as well as DNA. Moreover, each of these aspects is influenced by different processes, such as oxidative stress. In cases of lipid peroxidation, free radicals can affect and damage polyunsaturated fatty acids found in the membrane surrounding the spermatozoa.
Consequently, all of these factors which determine sperm quality can be compromised (including the mobility of spermatids, as well as their ability to penetrate the wall of a female egg), resulting in decreased fertility in men. In order to be able to fight free radicals and endure oxidative stress, spermatozoa require a strong membrane containing a sufficient amount of essential constituents - mainly Glutathione.