An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.
Prolactinemia, including hyperprolactinemia, is a common cause of hypogonadism, low sperm count and male infertility.
What causes testicular failure? There are several possible reasons that testicles don't support sperm production. Some of the most common include: cancer, genetic disorders, maldecent of testicle and severe injury.
Hypogonadism, otherwise known as Low T, has received a lot of press recently. Learn how hypogonadism is diagnosed, what causes it and treatment options available.
A recent study by Dr. Michael Eisenberg revealed that Obese men had a 19 times higher chance of low total sperm count. Learn more about how BMI can impact your chances of conceiving.