This article is mainly aimed at enlightening men who experience infertility issues and are not sure of what might likely be the cause.
Male infertility means been unable to impregnate your wife even though you've had frequent and unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer.
Infertility in the male gender can be caused by caused by low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors may contribute to male infertility.
Symptoms Of Male Infertility.
The main symptoms of infertility in male is the inability to conceive a child. There may be no other obvious signs or symptoms.
In some cases, an underlying problem such as an inherited disorder, hormonal imbalance, dilated veins around the testicle or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm causes signs which may include:
1. Pain or swelling in the testicles.
2. Altered sexual desire.
3. Erectile dysfunction.
4. Issues with ejaculation and sperm health.
5. Small, firm testicles.
Your lifestyle choice contributes to what triggers your infertility risk. The kind of thing you take into your body actually affects your ability to impregnate your spouse. Below are 3 things you should not consume excessively as a man:
1. Constantly overheating your testicles
Overheating the testicles and frequent use of saunas or hot tubs can temporarily lower your sperm count. Sitting for long period, wearing tight clothing, or working on a laptop for extended periods also causes male infertility. Overheating your testes makes your spermatozoa to start dying. With continuous heat, sperm production reduces. Both of these are significant enough to cause lowered sperm count.
The good news is that the effect of overheating your testes is not usually permanent. However, constant exposure to heat inducing activities is one of the many causes of infertility, which may be temporary (because it takes a little over two months for produced sperm to fully mature) or more permanent, due to structural changes.
To reduce your risk of overheating testes avoid leaving your laptop directly on your laps for too long, avoid tight-fitting clothes and choose boxers over tight briefs.
2. Smoking cigarettes excessively
Many studies have revealed that cigarette contents have a negatively impact on sperm parameters, seminal plasma, and various other fertility factors. However, the actual effect of smoking on male fertility is not clear. The effect of smoking on semen parameters is based on the well-established biological finding that smoking makes the presence of reactive oxygen species to rise, thereby resulting in oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has dangerous effects on sperm parameters, such as viability and morphology, and disrupts sperm function, hence reducing male fertility. However, not all studies have come to the same conclusions. This review sheds light upon the arguable association between smoking and male fertility and also assesses the impact of non-smoking routes of tobacco consumption on male infertility.
3. Heavy drinking of alcohol
Alcohol, even in moderate amounts, can affect your sexual health. It can lead to loss of libido and infertility in both men and women.
Alcohol can affect fertility by altering sperm count, size, shape, and motility. Heavy drinkers affects fertility by follicle stimulating hormone, reducing testosterone levels and raising estrogen levels, which reduce sperm production, shrinking the testes, which can cause impotence or infertility.
Heavy alcohol drinking impacts negatively on sperm production
causing early ejaculation or decreased ejaculation
changing the shape, size, and movement of healthy sperm. Also, combining drugs like marijuana or opioids with alcohol also reduces fertility.
Do ensure to follow this health advise diligently to be able to reproduce without any form of hindrance.
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