Oxidative Stress: the main cause of sperm DNA damage
What is Oxidative Stress, how do we diagnose it, and what can be done to improve male fertility? Dr Amy Barrie, Laboratory Director at Care Chester and Care Liverpool, answers your questions about this little-known cause of male infertility.
- Partners of women with a history of two or more pregnancy losses
- Males over the age of 40
- Males with suboptimal semen analysis results (particularly low morphology or motility)
- Males with poor lifestyle, body mass index over 30, who smoke, have high alcohol intake or poor diet.
With 1 in 20 men affected by sperm inefficiency, a correct diagnosis is crucial in ensuring successful fertility treatment. Our new SOS test gives even more information about sperm quality, and with treatment often simple, it’s well worth speaking with your Care team about whether our SOS test can help you.
Call our new patient enquiry team on 0800 564 2270