In our society, we’ve become a lot more comfortable with the trend of women having children for the first time at an older age.
We’re learning more surrounding the potential issues related to success in getting pregnant at an older age. But, the impact of age and having a child later in life for men seems to be sort of glossed over.
Men produce sperm on a continual basis. The sperm take about 90 days to mature before they can be ejaculated. This means that your sperm count is almost like a constant barometer of your overall health and reproductive health.
It also means that changes you make have to be sustained because it takes 90 days for them to show up in the results. But what should make you feel good is knowing that even if poor lifestyle, bad habits, or other health problems have impacted your sperm count in the past, making changes can almost certainly lead to improvements in your sperm count.
In addition, as men age, erectile dysfunction and difficulties achieving an orgasm can exist in up to 40% of men who are 40 years old.
The pressure and tension of having children, or trying to conceive, can cause worsening performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. This issue can be very sensitive in couples and may prevent some men from seeking consultation.
However, erectile dysfunction can also be a sign of underlying issues as well as a potential cause of infertility. The hope is that more men will feel comfortable addressing these issues with a urologist if they think it’s impairing their ability to practice intercourse and/or conceive.
Dr. Sandeep Mistry completed his residency in urologic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Mistry is a urologist that specializes in treating patients going through infertility treatments and has been in active practice for more than ten years in Austin, TX. In addition, he treats a number of men for hormone deficiency which has led him to create an approach to treat male patients more holistically, looking at their general health and welfare as it impacts fertility and not just their hormones and anatomy.
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