There is very little information regarding recommendations on food choices that will help with delayed ejaculation. However, since DE can be related to uncontrolled hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, following the proper diet to help these conditions may help in that it can slow the progression of these diseases. It is a good idea to limit salt and fat intake if you have hypertension or heart disease and to limit simple sugars if you have diabetes. Also, you should limit alcohol use, since excessive consumption can lead to DE. Doctors will begin by collecting a medical and sexual history from both partners. The initial evaluation usually includes a semen analysis, a tubal evaluation, and ovarian reserve testing. Clinical studies have shown that when compared to placebo, Cialis and the other drugs in the same class, result in significant improvement in erectile function. Although established to be a safe and effective drug, Cialis is not appropriate for everyone and may not work in all cases.
Age. Although advanced age plays a much more important role in predicting female infertility, couples in which the male partner is 40 years old or older are more likely to report difficulty conceiving. Being overweight or obese. Smoking. Excessive alcohol use. Use of marijuana. Exposure to testosterone. This may occur when a doctor prescribes testosterone injections, implants, or topical gel for low testosterone, or when a man takes testosterone or similar medications illicitly for the purposes of increasing their muscle mass. Exposure to radiation. Frequent exposure of the testes to high temperatures, such as that which may occur in men confined to a wheelchair, or through frequent sauna or hot tub use. Exposure to certain medications such as flutamide, cyproterone, bicalutamide, spironolactone, ketoconazole, or cimetidine. Exposure to environmental toxins including exposure to pesticides, lead, cadmium, or mercury. ART can be expensive and time-consuming, but it has allowed many couples to have children that otherwise would not have been conceived. The most common complication of ART is a multiple pregnancy. This is a problem that can be prevented or minimized by limiting the number of embryos that are transferred back to the uterus. For example, transfer of a single embryo, rather than multiple embryos, greatly reduces the chances of a multiple pregnancy and its risks such as preterm birth.
In many cultures, inability to conceive bears a stigma. In closed social groups, a degree of rejection (or a sense of being rejected by the couple) may cause considerable anxiety and disappointment. Some respond by actively avoiding the issue altogether; middle-class men are the most likely to respond in this way. Infertility in men can be caused by different factors and is typically evaluated by a semen analysis. When a semen analysis is performed, the number of sperm (concentration), motility (movement), and morphology (shape) are assessed by a specialist. A slightly abnormal semen analysis does not mean that a man is necessarily infertile. Instead, a semen analysis helps determine if and how male factors are contributing to infertility. Disruption of testicular or ejaculatory function Varicoceles, a condition in which the veins on a man’s testicles are large and cause them to overheat. The heat may affect the number or shape of the sperm. Trauma to the testes may affect sperm production and result in lower number of sperm. Unhealthy habits such as heavy alcohol use, smoking, anabolic steroid use, and illicit drug use. Use of certain medications and supplements.
Cancer treatment involving the use of certain types of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery to remove one or both testicles Medical conditions such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, certain types of autoimmune disorders, and certain types of infections may cause testicular failure. Hormonal disorders Improper function of the hypothalamus or pituitary glands. The hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain produce hormones that maintain normal testicular function. Production of too much prolactin, a hormone made by the pituitary gland (often due to the presence of a benign pituitary gland tumor), or other conditions that damage or impair the function of the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland may result in low or no sperm production. These conditions may include benign and malignant (cancerous) pituitary tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, exposure to too much estrogen, exposure to too much testosterone, Cushing’s syndrome, and chronic use of medications called glucocorticoids. Genetic disorders Genetic conditions such as a Klinefelter’s syndrome, Y-chromosome microdeletion, myotonic dystrophy, and other, less common genetic disorders may cause no sperm to be produced, or low numbers of sperm to be produced.
An ultrasound is the imaging tool most frequently used in a urologist’s office. Using high-frequency sonic technology, the device can detect problems related to the kidneys, bladder, testicles, and prostate gland (including tumors, cysts, stones, kidney enlargement, and abnormal movement of the bladder or urethra). No, infertility is not always a woman’s problem. Both men and women can contribute to infertility. Many couples struggle with infertility and seek help to become pregnant, but it is often thought of as only a woman’s condition. However, in about 35% of couples with infertility, a male factor is identified along with a female factor. In about 8% of couples with infertility, a male factor is the only identifiable cause. Almost 9% of men aged 25 to 44 years in the United States reported that they or their partner saw a doctor for advice, testing, or treatment for infertility during their lifetime. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests can aid in the detection of prostate cancer or non-cancerous inflammation of the prostate. PSA is a protein released from the prostate gland which can increase whenever there is inflammation.Creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) tests help assess kidney function. A high level of creatinine in the blood may mean that the kidneys are not functioning properly. A creatinine-to-BUN ratio is often used to help diagnose conditions that alter the blood flow to the kidneys, such as dehydration or congestive heart failure.Testosterone tests are important in checking the levels of testosterone in the blood when evaluating male erectile dysfunction. To evaluate infertility, a battery of other blood tests are used.