Type 2 Diabetes Increases Male Factor Infertility

About half of the time when a couple is having problems with fertility, the problems are due in part or completely the issues related to the fertility of the male. Those men who are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes should be aware of the fact that the disease can have an impact on their fertility and may hinder their ability to father children without assistance from fertility treatments of some kind. When present in young men, diabetes appears to have a significant impact on lowering th testosterone levels in the male. This means that his fertility levels are compromised. There are also many other complications that low testosterone can cause for younger men in regards to the overall impact of diabetes on their health and development. This indicates that there is a need to address the problem of low testosterone in men who have Type 2 diabetes, particularly those men who are still in their twenties and early thirties. Attention should be given to this by the fertility community because of the fact that it has a direct impact on male factor infertility. Question of the Day: What type of research should be done to impove testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes and therefore to increase fertility rates in this population? photo link
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