More and more couples are battling with infertility. In the past, it seems that more women were infertile than men, but now it’s split about 50/50. If you feel that you’re suffering with any of the below conditions and find that you and your partner have had trouble conceiving, you may want to talk to your doctor about it and seek treatment.
When you’re under chronic stress your body releases chemicals and throws hormones off balance. In turn, this can wreak havoc on your reproductive system—not to mention your health in general.
Whether you’re dealing with work stress, family stress, relationship stress, financial stress or a combination of them, you need to find a way to relax and let it go or you’ll pay the price in many ways, including infertility.
2. Poor Sex Life
Even if you’re making love on a regular basis, if your sex life isn’t that great it can actually lead to infertility. There may be problems in the relationship, boredom, or other reasons that lead to mental and emotional stress and dissatisfaction. In turn, you’ll produce less viable sperm. The key here is being open with one another and communicating your mutual wants and needs. Sex should be fun and relaxing not stressful and made to feel like a chore.
3. Overheated Testicles
The two most common causes of overheated testicles are keeping your laptop on your lap and wearing tight briefs. When the testicles get too hot it kills off sperm. The bottom line here is to keep your groin cool! Wear looser fitting briefs or, better yet, boxers and keep your laptop on a pillow or cushion if you have it on your lap or set it on a desk or table.
4. Drug Use
Plain put, street drugs screw up your body and mind in many ways, but even too many prescriptions drugs—such as pain killers—can do a real number on you as well. A lot of guys become infertile when they’re doing drugs, even just marijuana. Also, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can lead to infertility as well. It’s best to get off of them.
Being overweight puts stress and strain on your body and your hormones, and could cause you to become infertile. Another bad thing about obesity is that most overweight people are actually malnourished. Since it takes a lot of extra fat, calories, and junk food to put on those extra pounds, your body is being robbed of vital nutrients. Simply following a healthier diet and doing 15-30 minutes of exercise each day can make a world of difference in your health, mood, energy levels, and fertility.
Now that you know the 5 most common causes of male infertility, you can begin working on the problem and correcting it.
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