Hypokalemia may lead to male infertility, as potassium constitutes a vital element of seminal fluid. The seminal plasma provides a nutritive and protective medium for the spermatozoa during their journey through the female reproductive tract. The normal environment of the vagina is a hostile one for sperm cells, as it is very acidic, viscous, and patrolled by immune cells. The components in the seminal plasma attempt to compensate for this hostile environment and to ensure proper fertilization.
Potassium deficiency is considered to be one of the major factors that contribute to the formation of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cyst are generally associated with irregularities in menstruation, which can lead to irregular ovulation. Without regular ovulation every month, there is lower possibility of natural conception. Without egg which is released during ovulation from ovary, the conception will not occur.