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It is estimated that more than 2 million American men are currently infertile. While male infertility can result from a variety of factors, poor sexual health and certain lifestyle habits are among the primary causes of infertility in men. Fortunately, there are some simple changes men can make to improve their reproductive health and combat potential infertility.

What Affects Men's Sexual Health?
Physical disorders, lifestyle habits and environmental factors can be responsible for impairing men's sexual health. Specific factors can include stress and other lifestyle-related factors including malnutrition or obesity, smoking, alcohol and drug use as well as:

  • Cancer and it's corresponding treatment, such as chemotherapy
  • Congenital diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Kallmann syndrome and hypogonadism
  • Exposure to herbicides, insecticides, lead, radiation and / or x-rays
  • Hormone disorders, which may be caused by genetic factors or testosterone therapy
  • Infections, particularly sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Injury, surgery or other trauma
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Penis disorders, including priapism, balanitis, phimosis and penile cancer
  • Prostate disorders, such as prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Testicular disorders, including epididymitis and testicular torsion

How to Improve Male Sexual Health
For more than 50 years, the highly trained physicians and staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) have been working with men to:

  • Diagnose and treat fertility/reproductive disorders
  • Educate them on how to improve their sexual health
  • Provide ongoing support to help them make and adhere to lifestyle changes that will improve their sexual health and overall quality of life
  • Provide treatment and assessment of Andropause, or male menopause

It is impossible to completely control the many factors that can affect men's sexual health; however, once the precise cause of reproductive disorders or fertility issues has been identified, LLUMC's dedicated specialists can design a patient-centered treatment regimen to improve a man's sexual health. Possible treatments and therapies may include:

  • Education about safe sex practices to prevent future STDs
  • Hormone therapies or other medications to correct hormone imbalances
  • Lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption and stopping drug abuse
  • Surgery to correct physical abnormalities

To Learn More about Our Fertility & Sexual Health Services
Call (877) 558-5877, or visit these pages to learn more about our fertility and sexual health services for men:

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