10 things that lead to male infertility


Here are a few key “wrongs” that need immediate correction. Make sure you are not at any of the!

1. Yes! Three pegs of alcohol can turn you infertile

If you are alcoholic and you are consuming more than 60ml of any alcoholic drink in a day, there are fair chances you can turn infertile. Drinking alcohol lowers down testosterone levels, causes erectile dysfunction and decreases sperm production. Liver disease caused by excessive drinking also may lead to fertility problems.

2. ‘Smoking’, a hazard for your sperm count

Smoking lowers your sperm count. Second hand smoke may affect male fertility. Male smokers can suffer decreased sperm quality with lower mobility and it boots numbers of abnormally shaped sperm.

3. Hope you are not stressing out

Stress comes with many problems but recent studies and research claims that if you are stressing out too much than its going to affect your sexual health. Learning yoga and meditation can be a constructive way to escape this problem.

4. Guys are you into tight clothing?

We all want to look fashionable and in course of doing so we overlook our comfort. But be careful, it’s not only matter of comfort now if your jeans or underwear are excessively tight; you might get into infertility trouble. Wearing ultra tight jeans affects circulation of blood, especially in the groin area and the knees. They have a strangulation effect on the veins and this can be very damaging for your ejaculation of semen.

5. Beware of tooth paste and sunscreens as well!

This may sound a little vague to you but toothpaste and sunscreens have been declared dangerous for men fertility, owing to the harmful chemicals present in these products. They also lead to an early release of compounds critical to fertilization and make sperm less sensitive to female sex hormones.

6. Hormonal imbalance can be crucial problem

Hormones plays a vital role in sexual health. In men fat cells manufacture the estrogen, so by any chance if it gets affected it will lead to severe complications for your sexual health. Other non- sex hormones such as thyroxin can also affect your sex hormones.

7. Boy are you too egoistic?

Do you have too much ego problem or self esteem is running in your vain terribly high, this can lead you to erectile dysfunction(ED). New research indicates that 90 percent of cases are organic in nature. However, most men who suffer from ED have a secondary psychological problem that can worsen the situation like performance anxiety, guilt, and low self-esteem. This is one of the common causes of impotence.

8. Mr. Fitness freak excess of everything is ‘bad’

Excessive exercise could lower your sperm count indirectly by lowering the amount of testosterone in your body. And as you might have guessed, stay off the steroids they can cause testicular shrinkage, resulting in infertility.

9. Being obese is also a problem

Are you overweight? Be cautioned, else not only female obesity but male obesity too affects the pregnancy. In men Obesity tends to lowers down the Semen parameters. Overweight men are detected with decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. So you if you have realized that you are little more chunky than normal start working on it.

10. Are you diagnosed with any chronic disease?

For male and female both any chronic disease can led to infertility. Diabetes, Kidney related diseases, hypertension and cancer are few unending disorders which highly affects the sexual health of the person. So if you are planning a baby and you have any chronic disease, it is advisable to consult the doctor. In such cases an unplanned pregnancy can be life taking for both mother and child.


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