What are the Risks of Hypospermia?
Hypospermia is a condition that is characterized by low production of semen during ejaculation. According to the World Health Organization, anyone producing less than 1.5 ml of semen is suffering from this condition. In a Hypospermia case, the flow of semen is occluded because of restrictions in the ejaculatory ducts and there are several reasons why this can happen. Let us learn more about the risks of hypospermia.
Hypospermia and Male Infertility
Hypospermia is a major cause of male infertility because of the reduced ability to produce healthy sperm. One of the many side effects of hypospermia is that affected individuals are more likely to not experience sexual satisfaction and this can lead to psychological and confidence-related issues.
What can Hypospermia Lead to?
Some of the diseases and the complications associated with hypospermia are as follows:
- Cryptozoospermia (No observable sperm in a fresh sample)
- Necrozoospermia (Low percentage of live sperm)
- Asthenozoospermia (Reduced sperm motility)
- Azoospermia (Semen contains no sperm)
- Prostatitis (Swelling of the prostate gland)
- Low sexual gratification
Why does Hypospermia Happen?
There are a host of factors associated with this condition. Bad diet and unhealthy habits impair the body’s ability to perform its metabolic and physiological functions and this can affect semen production.
Here are some of the known risks of hypospermia.
- Drug and alcohol abuse is known to contribute to low sperm and semen count, which can become hypospermia.
- Age is another factor – semen volume decreases with age
- Retrograde ejaculation (Semen entering the bladder during ejaculation)
- Obstruction of the ejaculatory duct (EDO)
- Hormonal irregularities
- Mental stress
- Physical trauma or injuries associated with the testicles
- Infections of the urinary tract and reproductive system
While a lot of these risks can be addressed with lifestyle changes, a visit to a specialist for a complete diagnosis is always recommended.