Oxidative stress & male infertility.

  title={Oxidative stress & male infertility.},
  author={Kartikeya Makker and Ashok Agarwal and Rakesh Kumar Sharma},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={129 4},
The male factor is considered a major contributory factor to infertility. Apart from the conventional causes for male infertility such as varicocoele, cryptorchidism, infections, obstructive lesions, cystic fibrosis, trauma, and tumours, a new and important cause has been identified: oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a result of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidants in the body. It is a powerful mechanism that can lead to sperm damage, deformity and eventually… CONTINUE READING


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