Infertility is a very common problem that affects both males and females. The main indicators for male infertility are low sperm count, quality or mobility of the sperm; these can be affected by what you do on daily basis as well your diet habits,
If you intend to keep producing quality sperms and have a high sperm count, you need to avoid the following:
1.Intake of tobacco by smoking
The toxic chemicals inhaled through the lungs eventually find their way to the testicles and can reduce sperm count by almost 20 percent.
cigarettes are the leading cause of infertility in men and damage to DNA levels can lead unnatural high rates for sperm cell death.
The impact of tobacco at a genetic level can cause defects in offspring. Studies have also revealed that cannabinoid receptors exist on sperm cells, which allows them to interact with cannabis–disrupting production and function across key reproductive organs such as testicles or brain DNA centers where memories are stored (long term smokers may not recover optimum health until they quit).
2.Excessive alcohol intake
Heavy drinking can be described as more than 15 drinks per week or more than five drinks at a time or in a night.
Heavy drinking can affect your male reproductive system and cause a wide range of problems from hormone production to sperm motility. Alcolhol also interferes with the secretion, or release for use in sexual function, by sending excess hormones into circulation where they do not belong–this includes testosterone as well as FSHs – luteinizing hormone (LH) among others.
When you drink alcohol, your testes produce less sperms and they are of lower quality. This is because the disruption in normal hormone production process causes a significant impact on how much sexual hormones are made by cells within each testicle as well their size reduction over time.
3.Too much coffee… sometimes
The research study on the effects of coffee drinking by males found that it increased sperm motility and made them active for much longer periods than in control setups. This is considered a positive result, showing how this beverage can be useful to male fertility.
Men who drink coffee often might not be able to produce sperm as well, according research. This has mainly been seen in men taking more than five cups of joe per day and is thought by some scientists that the chemical compounds found in this beverage could alter hormone levels which then impacts male fertility rate.
One of the most widely accepted explanations for the discrepancy is that the negative effects of drinking coffee may be due to sugar. In the lab set-up, the coffee did not have sugar. If you take 5 cups of coffee in a day (with sugar), that could easily add up to more than ten teaspoonfuls of sugar.
If you are a fan of coffee and worried about your fertility, you may want to limit the quantity you drink and the sugar you add.
4.Too much heat on your genital area
For some people, the type of underwear they wear can make a difference in terms or quantity and quality. Those who prefer tighter fitting briefs may find themselves with lower sperm counts than those wearing looser-fitting boxers because cotton is known to reduce testicular production over time which leads to less mobile units for males going through puberty.
For a healthy person, the decline is negligible and may not lead to infertility. But if you already have a low sperm count, this could be the difference between being able to sire children and shooting blanks.
A sedentary lifestyle can easily lead to obesity and overweight. Obesity has been linked to various illnesses including diabetes and hypertension. And now it is also linked to a low sperm count as men whose weight was higher-than-healthy were observed to produce lower sperm count and sometimes none at all.