Most doctors definitively call a couple “infertile” when the couple has had unprotected intercourse for a period of one year or more, with no pregnancies. Almost the very moment men and women are declared to be infertile, the infertility treatment options are discussed and evaluations and testings can begin. Infertility treatment is usually undergone by the couple as a unit, as studies have shown that males are at least partially responsible for the partner’s inability to become pregnant in about 50% of couples.
There are many infertility treatment plans prescribed to men. There are natural infertility treatment options as well as more intensive- even surgical infertility treatment possibilities. Before a couple decides to start any infertility treatment option that requires surgery or extensive testing of the male body for “defects”, they should consider a few ‘do-it-yourself’ infertility treatment options.
The type of male infertility treatment prescribed by doctors will depend on test results, and the doctor’s theory for the reason of infertility. Many doctors will suggest artificial insemination for infertility treatment, particularly if the cause of infertility is due to low semen volumes in the male or cervical hostility in the female partner.
An infertility treatment you can “try at home’ before putting your reproductive future in the hands of your doctor involves removing toxins from your environment that may be inhibiting the healthy growth of sperm. People in general are exposed to a large number of toxins daily- although many can be removed or reduced to safer levels and should be whenever infertility treatment is required.
Purchase a quality water filter to remove chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and allergens. Consider a filter for your shower as well, since the hot water helps your body absorb the toxins. Avoid cleaning products as much as possible by switching to green cleaning products, or hiring a professional cleaning service. Don’t use chemical pesticides on gardens. Be aware of the paint in your home and whether or not it has lead. If your paint contains lead, be sure to take proper precautions to reduce risk.
By reducing the amount of toxins you are exposed to on a regular basis, you are providing a healthier environment in which to live. As an infertility treatment, healthier living can serve to produce healthier and stronger sperm, and therefore increase your possibility of a pregnancy.