A fertility and reproductive health expert has warned men struggling with low sperm count to avoid using hormonal drugs to suppress the health condition.
Hormonal drugs are substances secreted by various endocrine glands and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs.
It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but have similar effects.
President, Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, Dr. Ibrahim Wada, stated that when trying to increase the quality of sperms it would not be wise for anybody to resort to hormonal medications.
He stated that there is hope for men with a low sperm count to still be able to reproduce, it is a low chance but there is a chance because there are many things that could help even though there may be a delay.
The reproductive health specialist stated that men consuming testosterone-based drugs probably purchase them over the counter because such drugs could not have been recommended by any doctor.
He stated that the drugs worsen the sperm count but there are injections called “gonadotropins” that may help men, also ‘antioestrogens’ may help in terms of support.
The choice to use one or the other is made by what the medical person has suggested because they need to know the reason for the infertility before prescription.
He lastly added that in-vitro fertilization is probably the biggest hope that has come for men with low sperm count.