A vasectomy will not affect one’s sex life. It does not decrease one’s sex drive as it does not affect the production of the male hormone testosterone. It also does not affect one’s ability to get an erection or ejaculate semen. As the sperm does make up a very small amount of the semen, one will not notice a difference in the amount of semen one ejaculates.
Professional sports programs on TV do have commercials that deal with erectile dysfunction (ED). Men’s sexual health issues are more complicated. Men do face the biological clock. They do experience age-related hormonal changes, and there are good medical reasons not to ignore ED, even when it responds to medication.
Vasectomies are reversible
A vasectomy is a surgical sterilization, but it is not really permanent. A man still makes sperm after a vasectomy and in case it has been less than ten years since the procedure there is definitely a 95 percent chance that the spaghetti-sized tubing (vas deferens) that was cut or clamped can be reconnected.
A vasectomy reversal is usually done under a microscope with sutures as fine as eyelashes. Vasectomy reversal costs are indeed rather high and are not covered by insurance. But it is definitely more affordable, and less invasive, as compared to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
Men do not get hot flashes, but they do experience age-related declines in sex hormones that do reflect female menopause. Andropause normally begins as men approach middle age in the 40s as well as beyond. Every man does undergo andropause. Symptoms do vary. Some men feel irritability, fatigue, weight gain. Some have the low sex drive and erectile dysfunction, whereas some do not.
Both male and female sex hormone levels do diminish with age in men, and of course lowered estrogen levels can indeed contribute to health problems, such as osteoporosis. The symptoms most men notice and complain about are usually associated with lower testosterone levels.
Testosterone therapy, however, does pose its own set of health risks, including acne, balding, blood thickening as well as urinary dysfunction caused by an enlarged prostate. New studies do show testosterone can also elevate a man’s risk of heart attack as well as stroke.
One is beginning to recognize the risks of hormone replacement in men.
Aging is inevitable. Men who face testosterone therapy need to make sure they are closely monitored for potentially serious side effects.
Almost all sort of cancer treatment can no doubt have sexual side effects. Chemotherapy does impair sperm production because the treatment, by design, does target cells with robust replication rates, such as hair follicles as well as sperm cells. Meanwhile, surgery or radiation, especially in the pelvic region, can also damage nerves or alter blood supply to reproductive organs. The stress of cancer itself can also be due to hormonal imbalances, which can affect sexual function as well as one’s fertility levels.
Fertility preservation for all men and women is often suggested for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and want to have children. If you are in and around, IVF Center in Hyderabad is all ears to help you achieve a fruitful parent-hood.