1 in 6 couples have trouble conceiving and as many as 25% of these continue to have trouble even when undergoing fertility treatment. In some clinics men are only offered a traditional semen analysis and, should this show normal results, then the couple will be diagnosed with ‘Unexplained Infertility’. Recent tests have shown that up to 80% of men with unexplained infertility have problems in their sperm DNA. Problems that can only be detected using the SpermComet Test developed by Prof Sheena Lewis of Examen in Belfast.
Things like stress, smoking, alcohol, recreational drugs, obesity and other avoidable lifestyle factors can affect sperm quality. Even healthy sperm have some DNA damage, but it’s the amount of damage that matters.
As well as going a long way to diagnose Unexplained Infertility, Sperm DNA Damage has now also been linked to recurrent miscarriage. Having a detailed analysis of sperm DNA damage means better advice can be provided. For example: Sperm DNA Damage can quickly be improved by making simple lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol, smoking and drug use. Couples can be advised to start with ICSI treatment rather than IVF, saving valuable time and reducing the cost through unsuccessful treatments. The test can highlight a potential reason for recurrent miscarriages, giving hope.
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For men with ongoing specific fertility issues there have been some who have travelled to the mainland to seek advice and further investigation from Mr Jonathan Ramsay a Consultant Urologist, specialising in male fertility investigation and treatment. Mr Ramsey works closely with men of all ages and particularly supports their health and well-being on their fertility journey. Read some of the latest developments in the advancement and management in male urology and fertility by some of the top experts in the field by clicking on this link www.urologynews.uk.com/features/fertility-focus/
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