A new study reveals that deficiencies in sperm parameters may be linked with other health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on Time Warner Cable News regarding this data and states, “It is actually unlikely that subfertility is contributing to these types of medical problems. It is more likely that men with these health issues tend to be at a higher risk of being subfertile”. This may be for a number of reasons. It may be because men with high blood pressure and heart disease are more likely to also be obese which has been associated with male infertility in multiple studies.
Dr. Kavoussi states, “ This just adds another reason as to why it is so important for subfertile couples to have the male partner evaluated. Unfortunately, it is far too common to see the male partner get ignored when infertility is being evaluated. This provides a great opportunity to evaluate and counsel men with these health risks not only on fertility, but on overall health .“ This is what makes Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine stand out from all other fertility centers in Texas. As the only private fertility center in Texas with fellowship trained specialists in female and male infertility under one roof, the couple is always offered comprehensive fertility care.