Anahi. Age: 31.
Specifically, Ferlin and his colleagues found that about half the men had low sperm counts and were 1. They also had a higher frequency of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of these and other metabolic risk factors that increase the chance of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the investigators reported. A measure of insulin resistance, another problem that can lead to diabetes, also was higher in men with low sperm counts. Low sperm count was defined as less than 39 million per ejaculate, a value also used in the U.
Sariah. Age: 32.
Low sperm count
Back to Health A to Z. A low sperm count, also called oligozoospermia, is where a man has fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Having a low sperm count can make it more difficult to conceive naturally, although successful pregnancies can still occur.
Taylor. Age: 25.
Effects of low sperm count go beyond fertility
Alberto Ferlin CHICAGO — A total sperm count of less than 39 million per ejaculate may place men at increased risk for poorer metabolic, cardiovascular and bone health compared with men with higher total sperm counts, according to findings presented here. Ferlin and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study of 5, men of infertile couples in Italy, in whom they evaluated semen analysis, reproductive hormones, testis ultrasound and biochemical determinations for glucose and lipid metabolism. Hypogonadism was defined as testosterone less than Genetic testing was performed in participants with a total sperm count of less than 10 million and DXA was performed in those with hypogonadism.
Latest Issue. Past Issues. One study presented at the ASRM summit, conducted jointly by a fertility center in New Jersey and a fertility center in Spain, found that the percentage of nearlymale infertility patients whose total motile sperm count TMSC numbered more than 15 million sperm counts below which are considered low, according to the Mayo Clinic decreased from 85 percent in the —05 period to 79 percent in the period of —