Prostate Disease and Male Infertility

Prostate Disease and Male Infertility

The prostate is a very important sexual organ for males. The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly acidic fluid, milky or white in appearance, that usually constitutes 50–75% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. In healthy men, semen is made alkaline overall with the secretions from the other contributing glands, including, at least, the seminal vesicle fluid. The alkalinity of semen helps neutralize the acidity of the vaginal tract, prolonging the lifespan of sperm. Prostate disease, especially prostatitis, vesiculitis and epididymitis, can affect the semen quality and reduce male fertility resulting in infertility.

Prostatitis Causes Male Infertility

1) Reduction in the quality of semen occurs when the PH value drops because of prostatitis and/or infection. The osmotic pressure will increase, the viscosity altered, the liquefying time will be prolonged, the secretion function will decrease, and the nutrition will reduce. All these factors will reduce the quality and mobility of semen, and cause male infertility.

2) The white blood count (WBC) and other immune cytokines will increase in the semen because of prostatitis (infection). Overtime, WBCs in their attempt to kill causative pathogens damage sperm. WBCs are unable to eradicate many of the sexually transmitted pathogens, such as, Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma, etc. The metabolite oxygen derived free radicals (ROS) produced by inflammatory reaction will also harm sperm function and lower sperm mobility.

3) The immune reaction caused by prostatitis will lead to male infertility. Anti-sperm antibodies (AsAb) increase because of the immune activation. Anti-sperm antibodies attached to the sperm surface, mainly the head and tail of the sperm, severely affecting sperm mobility.

4) Chronic prostatitis can cause sexual function disorder. The symptoms of sexual function disorder include erection disorder, premature ejaculation, ejaculatory incompetence, and low sex drive, etc. Male infertility will increase as a result of sexual function disorder.

Thus, chronic prostatitis is closely related to male infertility. Special attention must be give to genitourinary infection and sexually transmitted disease (STD) when treating male patients who have infertility.

If the patient’s infertility is caused by prostate disease, after receiving our 3D Prostate Targeted Treatment, you can quickly return to normal fertility.

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