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  • Urology
  • In the experience of Martin Miner, MD, and Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, men's health is far more than the working relationship between urology and primary care centered around male-specific medical concerns, and includes several different and significant subspecialties. (modernmedicine.com)
  • A study from the State University of New York at Stony Brook was published in the Journal of Urology in 1998 where 97 men with infertility were examined to see if their underwear choice made a difference. (go.com)
  • hypogonadism
  • In men, CD can reduce semen quality and cause immature secondary sex characteristics, hypogonadism and hyperprolactinaemia, which causes impotence and loss of libido. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hyperprolactinaemia may cause galactorrhea (production and spontaneous flow of breast milk) and disruptions in the normal menstrual period in women and hypogonadism, infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. (wikipedia.org)
  • Turek
  • This study confirms our earlier published work with testis cancer and suggests that male infertility may be an early marker for later disease in men,' according to Dr. Turek. (prweb.com)
  • clinical
  • Large cohort and multiple center-based population studies to identify new antioxidant genetic variants that increase susceptibility to male infertility as well as validate its potential as genetic markers for diagnosis and risk assessment for male infertility for precise clinical approaches are warranted. (hindawi.com)
  • Psychological causes of impotency may include: Clinical depression Medications Fatigue Stress Relationship issues social interaction All of the listed issues above can arise as a result of psychological effects of infertility in men. (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinical phenotype associated with MAIS is a normal male habitus with mild spermatogenic defect and / or reduced secondary terminal hair. (wikipedia.org)
  • secondary sexual characteristics at
  • The degree of impairment is sufficient to impair spermatogenesis and / or the development of secondary sexual characteristics at puberty in males, but does not affect genital differentiation or development. (wikipedia.org)
  • The unresponsiveness of the cell to the presence of androgenic hormones prevents the masculinization of male genitalia in the developing fetus, as well as the development of male secondary sexual characteristics at puberty, but does allow, without significant impairment, female genital and sexual development in genetic males with the condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • sperm quality
  • Numerous studies have suggested that genetic disruption or functional polymorphisms in these antioxidant genes are associated with a higher risk for male infertility, which include low sperm quality, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, oligozoospermia, and subfertility. (hindawi.com)
  • The use of carnitine showed some promise in a controlled trial in selected cases of male infertility improving sperm quality and further studies are needed. (wikipedia.org)
  • A large percentage of human male infertility is estimated to be caused by mutations in genes involved in primary or secondary spermatogenesis and sperm quality and function. (wikipedia.org)
  • reproductive tract
  • only ASA in the male reproductive tract appears to do so. (wikipedia.org)
  • In both men and women, ASA production are directed against surface antigens on sperm, which can interfere with sperm motility and transport through the female reproductive tract, inhibiting capacitation and acrosome reaction, impaired fertilization, influence on the implantation process, and impaired growth and development of the embryo. (wikipedia.org)
  • phenotypes
  • Vice versa, existence of the other alleles could reduce the phenotypic effects of impaired NR5A1 proteins and attenuate the expression of abnormal phenotypes and manifest male infertility solely. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms
  • Symptoms of infertility can sometimes be caused by prescription and over the counter medications. (articleinsider.com)
  • medical citation needed] In men, the most common symptoms of hyperprolactinaemia are decreased libido, sexual dysfunction (in both men and women), erectile dysfunction, infertility, and gynecomastia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other signs and symptoms may include sinus infections, poor growth, fatty stool, clubbing of the fingers and toes, and infertility in most males. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment
  • Treatment will depend on the cause of the infertility. (upmc.com)
  • Over the last 25 years, the application of advanced microsurgical techniques has made the treatment of the infertile male one of the great success stories in medicine. (inciid.org)
  • Treatment for male infertility should be targeted to the aetiological factors whenever possible, and includes hormonal treatment, hormonal modulators, corticosteroids, antioxidants, and surgery. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • You may need to contact a specialist in Chinese medicine infertility, and you might possibly need to travel for treatment. (pulsemed.org)
  • Infertility in men can be diagnosed by a simple semen analysis and treatment is available in the form of surgical procedures as well as hormonal medications. (ucsb.edu)
  • A lot of men believe that there are numerous disincentives to psychological treatment despite its potential benefits, especially for those forms of infertility most linked to psychological and behavioral factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment takes place within the context of infertility management and needs also to consider the fecundity of the female partner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only after treatment do some men realize they had a problem with sexual function. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is associated with infertility, but many forms are amenable to medical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1998
  • The retrospective study looked at more than 22,000 men who were evaluated for infertility from 1967 to 1998 from 15 California infertility centers and linked to the California Cancer Registry. (prweb.com)
  • Findings
  • These findings substantially increase the number of NR5A1 mutations reported in humans and show that mutations in NR5A1 can be found in patients with a wide range of phenotypic features, ranging from 46,XY sex reversal with primary adrenal failure to male infertility. (wikipedia.org)
  • androgen
  • this category of androgen insensitivity is diagnosed when the degree of androgen insensitivity in an individual with a 46,XY karyotype is great enough to impair virilization or spermatogenesis, but is not great enough to impair normal male genital development. (wikipedia.org)
  • All forms of androgen insensitivity are associated with infertility, though exceptions have been reported for both the mild and partial forms. (wikipedia.org)
  • CAIS is one of the three categories of androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) since AIS is differentiated according to the degree of genital masculinization: complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) when the external genitalia is that of a normal female, mild androgen insensitivity syndrome (MAIS) when the external genitalia is that of a normal male, and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) when the external genitalia is partially, but not fully masculinized. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prostate, like the external male genitalia, cannot masculinize in the absence of androgen receptor function, and thus remains in the female form. (wikipedia.org)
  • fertile
  • Infertile men are at nearly three times greater risk for developing clinically significant prostate cancer than fertile men according to a new study published in the journal, Cancer. (prweb.com)
  • For many decades sperm concentrations of less than 20 million sperm/ml were considered low or oligospermic, recently, however, the WHO reassessed sperm criteria and established a lower reference point, less than 15 million sperm/ml, consistent with the 5th percentile for fertile men. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • Male infertility problems can occur when sperms are limited in number or function. (hindawi.com)
  • Therefore, variants in antioxidant genes, which independently or synergistically occur with environmental ROS, affect spermatogenesis and contribute to the occurrence of male infertility. (hindawi.com)
  • ASA occur in women and men, including women or men who receive anal sex from men or who perform oral sex on men. (wikipedia.org)
  • genital
  • The cells of unaffected genetic males then masculinize by, among other things, enlarging the genital tubercle into a penis but in females it becomes the clitoris, while what in females becomes the labia fuses to become the scrotum of males (where the testicles will later descend). (wikipedia.org)
  • genetic
  • Spermatocytogenesis is the male form of gametocytogenesis and results in the formation of spermatocytes possessing half the normal complement of genetic material. (wikipedia.org)
  • As such, the insensitivity to androgens is only clinically significant when it occurs in genetic males (i.e. individuals with a Y chromosome, or more specifically, an SRY gene). (wikipedia.org)
  • Although all human fetuses, whether genetic males or females, begin fetal development looking similar, with both the Müllerian duct system (female) and the Wolffian duct system (male) developing. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is at the seventh week of gestation that the bodies of unaffected genetic males begin their masculinization: i.e, the Wolffian duct system is promoted and the Müllerian duct system is suppressed (the reverse happens with normal females). (wikipedia.org)
  • This process is triggered by androgens produced by the gonads, which in genetic females had earlier become ovaries, but in genetic males had become testicles due to the presence of the Y Chromosome. (wikipedia.org)
  • This results not only in infertility for a genetic male with CAIS, but also presents a high risk of testicular cancer later on in life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetic factors including aneuploidies and single-gene mutations are also contributed to the male infertility. (wikipedia.org)
  • suggests
  • Research suggests that men and women differ in their psychological responses to infertility Samaira Malik, from the Institute of Work, Health, and Organizations at the University of Nottingham, UK, said, "men are in fact equally affected by the unfulfilled desire for a child but are less open about their feelings. (wikipedia.org)
  • scrotum
  • Researchers found an average difference of less than half of a degree Fahrenheit in temperature of the scrotum between men who wore one underwear type or the other, with a margin of error larger than the difference. (go.com)
  • pituitary
  • Because men have no reliable indicator such as menstruation to signal a problem, many men with hyperprolactinaemia being caused by a pituitary adenoma may delay going to the doctor until they have headaches or eye problems caused by the enlarged pituitary pressing against the adjacent optic chiasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • The underlying causative factors in the male infertility can be attributed to environmental toxins, systemic disorders such as, hypothalamic-pituitary disease, testicular cancers and germ-cell aplasia. (wikipedia.org)
  • man's
  • Which has been shown to actually reduce a man's sperm count and lead to infertility ? (go.com)
  • Dr. Rheta Keylor of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis stated that, male infertility is an "assault on a man's sense of self revives feelings of competition, castration, and experiences of developmental trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • specialist
  • Usually, PulseMed.org recommends traditional acupuncturists, or MD acupuncturists if they are well trained in and experienced with acupuncture, but since your husband has already had specialized medical tests, perhaps a doctor could best help interpret them (though, of course, a real specialist in Chinese medicine infertility would also be familiar with such tests). (pulsemed.org)
  • testes
  • FSH acts on the testes and encourages spermatogenesis within the seminiferous tubules, which is the process of male cells forming into spermatozoa by mitosis or meiosis 2 . (ucsb.edu)
  • In mammals it occurs in the seminiferous tubules of the male testes in a stepwise fashion. (wikipedia.org)