Obesity is a global health problem that has become endemic, bringing to its victims many physiological and psychological issues. Evidence shows that male obesity has a negative impact on male reproductive potential. It reduces sperm quality altering the physical and molecular structure of the germ cells in the testes and mature sperms. With an increase in sperm disorders and environmental exposures, paternal health cues can be passed to the next generation. It can affect men at all stages of development. Obesity can also affect hormones and leads to insulin resistance. In males, obesity also causes a rise in scrotal temperature and erectile dysfunction.
Effect of Male Obesity on Fertility
The sperms produced in obese males are weak with low motility and irregularities in shapes. In obese males, the chances of natural fertilisation as well as artificial conception through IVF are limited. IVF treatment fails in about 25% of the obese males due to low sperm count.
How to Treat Obese Men with Low Fertility?
In obese men, fertility treatment can be done only after treating them for obesity.
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