Some time ago, in our blog we talked about oxidative stress, one of the major causes of male infertility of unknown origin, which arises when free radicals (originated in the environment or produced in high quantities in our cells), generate reactive substances that can make us sick and old.
As for oxidative stress, sperm are especially vulnerable to free radical damage and some of the consequences include
If in the fertility clinic we see that a man is potentially fertile because he has sperm with good concentration, mobility and shape, but cannot have babies, we resort to more advanced diagnostic methods to discover what is affecting our patient’s fertility.
A new way of investigating this is through a measurement system for sperm oxidative stress, which allows a quick, accurate and inexpensive test to be performed to directly measure the oxidation-reduction potential in the sperm.
Fortunately, science has developed a cutting-edged method to make a more thorough diagnosis of sperm. At Citmer, in line with our philosophy of innovation, we bring this measurement system to Mexico for the first time, thus increasing our chances of success in assisted reproduction treatments.
This constitutes a great hope in difficult cases where the male factor is the cause of infertility in the couple, mainly because there are silent diseases such as oxidative stress that are not diagnosable with conventional methods performed in the country’s fertility clinics.
At Citmer we can now reliably diagnose them with this new technology. Our Laboratory Director, Israel Maldonado Rosas, is a specialist in the MiOXSYS diagnostic method, used specifically at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States to detect oxidative stress, a condition that only in the U.S. affects 40% of men who have a fertility problem.
Oxidative stress is a silent pathology that afflicts many men, not only in Mexico but around the world, but this detection method has notably improved their chances of becoming parents.
Thanks to our diagnostic technology, many patients do not need to undergo an In Vitro fertilization process. If we diagnose them properly, they can be treated and become parents naturally.