How is Hormonal Imbalances Related to Infertility in Men?

How is Hormonal Imbalances Related to Infertility in Men?

Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of the male reproductive system. The proper balance of hormones decides the success of this system. In the absence of adequate production of testosterone or gonadotropins, including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), infertility may occur in the male body. Hence it is safe to say that hormonal imbalances are related to male infertility.

The Link between Hormonal Imbalance and Conditions in the Male Body

Conditions Related to Glands

Problems related to hormones share a connection to either those glands that are involved in the production of the hormones or those glands that are targeted by the hormones. These include the following:

  • Thyroid
  • Hypothalamus
  • Prostate
  • Pituitary
  • Testes

In the event of any of these glands malfunctioning, it can lead to issues in the production of sperm or the quality of sperm.

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