Health Tips » 5 Ways To Prevent Male Infertitlity
Author: Abbie Owens | Published on June 30, 2017
Sometimes infertility isn’t preventable and can be something you can gain no control over. Despite this, there are some life changes you can make which can help you prevent infertility problems later in life.
We’ve made a list of some of the things you can do in a concise and easy to read list in the hope that it can give you clear advice on what to do more and avoid to prevent your infertility chances as a man.
Having a well-balanced diet affects all elements of the body greatly in any man, and preventing infertility is no different. It’s important that you get a well-balanced diet with a lot of nutritional support whether it’s in the form of fresh fruit and vegetables or multivitamin tablets (always ask your doctor for advice on what's best for you).
One thing to note is that excessive exercise has also been linked to a decrease in the production of sperm; it’s all about getting a healthy balance so cut down a little if you are working out too much. Being overweight doesn’t help either, with larger men often suffering from hormonal changes that research shows reduce male sperm count.
Fertility can be affected by the use of recreational drugs and alcohol as they are linked to having a lower sperm count. If you want to make sure that you have no problems later in life trying to have a baby with your partner, you should make sure that you tackle any drug and drink problems that you may have.
It should be noted that smoking is included in the ‘drugs’ we just mentioned. You should also be aware of your second-hand smoke intake – being in close proximity to others who are smoking often is a significant risk factor. Boosting male fertility can be done simply by avoiding smoking and alcohol.
We’ve all done it, with the accessibility of today's modern laptops, it’s easy to get away from the desk environment and situate yourself with the laptop on your lap whilst sitting on the sofa.
A prominent medical journal, ‘Fertility and Sterility’, recorded a study in which they state the effect that a Wi-Fi connection had on male infertility when on a man’s lap for prolonged periods of time. The radiation which comes from the operating laptop results in damage to the DNA, resulting in a decrease in sperm count. It is worth keeping in mind though that there is contention as to whether this theory is supported or not. You can find more information on sites like Male Fitness who have covered this in more detail.
Sleep does nothing but good for health, with research supporting the idea that it can help men suffering from depression to obesity. Another study showed that getting more hours of sleep at night can help in preventing a decrease in sperm count. After researchers at the University of Southern Denmark measured the amount of sleep of over 900 men from the 18-24 age group got, as well as measuring their sperm count, an analysis showed that men who got less sleep at night suffered from lower sperm count on average.