Infertility in men can be caused by a wide variety of factors, from erectile dysfunction to hormonal imbalances, sperm abnormalities, genetic factors, lifestyle, and more. In this article, we’ll explain the potential causes of male infertility and the treatment options available.

Causes of Infertility in Men


Hormonal and Sperm Issues:

Erectile Dysfunction

Difficulty with maintaining or achieving an erection can lead to issues of infertility. Sometimes underlying health conditions that are linked to erectile dysfunction can negatively impact sperm quantity and quality. Erectile dysfunction can also lead to emotional stress, delaying fertility treatment. 

Hormonal Imbalances

Various hormonal imbalances can lead to male infertility. Specifically, hormones associated with the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, or testes, can all affect sperm production.

Sperm Abnormalities

Issues with sperm production can lead to infertility. Additionally, sometimes sperm are not able to swim or have a shape and size that makes fertility difficult.

Ejaculation Disorders

Various ejaculation disorders, such as when the semen is directed into the bladder, can cause fertility issues.


This condition causes swelling of the veins that drain the testicle. It can lead to reduced sperm production and affect the quality of sperm.


Biological and Lifestyle Factors:


Some infections, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can damage the sperm. They can also potentially create a blockage, preventing sperm from passing.

Genetic Factors

Genetic factors such as Y chromosome deletions or Klinefelter syndrome can cause infertility. Specifically, these abnormalities can impair the function of sperm or lead to decreased sperm count.

Lifestyle Factors

Smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, and high-stress levels can all contribute to male infertility.


Some medications can affect sperm production, including medications for testicular cancer, radiation, and chemotherapy. 


Fertility can slowly decline as men age, typically after the age of 50 years old. There’s also a higher risk of reduced sperm quality and quantity as men age. 

Are There Treatments Available For Male Infertility?

Yes, treatment is available for male infertility. The key component of treatment should always be to identify the underlying health condition or issue that is causing the fertility problem in the first place. Once the root cause is identified, treatment can begin.

When visiting a fertility specialist who takes a holistic and functional approach to treatment, they will conduct a thorough medical evaluation, ask questions about any symptoms you are experiencing, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent. A blood panel might also be ordered. Treatment is always personalized based on the particular results.

The exact type of treatment can include a combination of:

  • Nutritional therapy (available orally or intravenously)
  • Neural therapy
  • Herbal remedies
  • Mineral supplements
  • Peptides
  • Expert coaching
  • Ongoing support

Treatment programs usually range from 4 to 6 months in length, although they can be extended as needed. 

Male Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. We approach infertility by combining functional medicine with quantum energy and quantum diagnostics, which are turned into healing energies. All of our treatments are natural and are tailored to your body’s specific needs. If the body is having a difficult time with fertility, there is a specific underlying issue that first should be addressed. Once that issue is resolved, treatment can begin.