Dr. Turek offers this advice for men diagnosed with infertility:
1. Take control of the matter – Take the initiative and educate yourself as this helps you get control of the situation and helps with decision-making. Consider going to informational web sites such as ASRM.org and SSMR.org .
2. Make an appointment with a specialist in male infertility – These physicians are usually urologists who are interested in, or specifically trained in, male infertility matters and see infertility frequently and not just rarely. They can streamline care and make it more efficient, and often employ cutting edge treatment techniques unfamiliar to other physicians.
3. Talk openly with your partner regarding your feelings – Have the difficult conversation with your other half. Be upfront when you need a break from the topic. Decide who really needs to know about it and who doesn’t. This can help relieve stress.
4. Find a way to blow off steam – This issue can lead to frustration and self-doubt. Get your blood pumping by working out, playing hoops, or going running. Release the stress with yoga, massage or whatever works for you. Try to save that sex drive from also tanking.
5. Get the support you need – Talk with buddies that you trust. Even consider talking with a therapist or counselor. Ask your doctor about where you can get such help.
“In most cases, male infertility is not the fault of the man. It is a disease that happens like any other,” Dr. Turek said. “A good response to this is to be the best man you can be and take great care of yourself.” Dr. Turek recommends: “Eat well, sleep well and treat your body like a temple.”
About The Turek Clinic
The Turek Clinic is a next-generation men's healthcare medical practice specializing in issues facing reproductive age men, including male infertility, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair, and other minimally invasive procedures. For more information, visit www.TheTurekClinic.com or Dr. Turek’s blog at http://www.TurekOnMensHealth.com/ .
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