In this generation, we can see 75% of the couples are standing in front of the infertility hospitals and they are spending lot of money to get an baby. Doctors in Colombia University has done a research and found that infertility has been raised due to the changes in our lifestyle. Earlier people use to blame only the women for infertility. But recent study shows that 40% of infertility has been because of men. Hence we are going to discuss about the causes of male infertility. Male infertility usually occurs due to abnormal sperm discharge and the 4 major diseases listed below:
- A hypothalamic or pituitary disorder (3-4%)
- Gonad disorder (40-50%)
- Sperm transport disorder (20-40%)
- Unknown causes (50-60%)
Causes of Male Infertility
1. Poor Diet
When the diet is not nutrient, chemical loaded foods, vitamin C deficiencies and even it includes more caffeine intake. Chemical foods which eventually decrease the production of healthy sperms. Due to poor diet body cells does not function properly.
2. Use of Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
As alcohol, tobacco and other drugs which is chemical loaded habits are harmful to the body and it reduces the healthy sperm producing. An anabolic steroids drug which are testosterone injections frequently consumed by body builders and an athlete’s performers can cause the testicles to sperm production to decrease and shrink.
In moderate life style we are lead a stressful and busy life. The hormones are needed to produce sperm, thus causes lowering concentration of sperm. Infertility itself can sometimes become an additional stress.
4. Over weight/under weight
As changes in your body weight impairs the ovulation, it effects the production of egg on regular basis. Hence maintain the body weight can enhance fertility. To maintain body weight diet and regular exercise is a must.
5. Exposure to chemicals
In modern days it is quite common to getting exposure to chemicals such as harmful pesticide, insecticide. These strong chemical can harm female hormones, as female hormones are very sensitive and like effects male body and affects sperm production and lead to testicular cancer.
6. Tight testicles
Men who wear tight pants and underwear on regular basis will lead to heat testicle and which will reduce the count of sperms. if you switch to loose pants or boxers, it takes usual 11 to 12 weeks for testicle to produce to healthy sperms.
7. Being too thin
The study says people who are very thin in body structure will face the less quality of sperm. Because of low BMI production in body sperm count will reduce. Hence intake of healthy fat can give necessary nutrition to body and help to produce the count of sperm.
8. Chemical drug
Few but not all the Chemotherapy drug can reduce the count of sperm. Uses of high dose of drug increase the chances of permanent reduction of eggs. Hence discuss with the doctor about the options for chemotherapy.
9. Intake of Steroids
Regular usage of anabolic steroids can lower the count of sperm. It can disrupt the functionality of hormones which will help to produce sperm. This affect can be a temporary but to get the back the healthy sperm count it can take 12 to 13 weeks.
10. Use of Lubricants
A lubricants is made up with silicone and oil based substance, which will reduce the friction, dryness. These chemicals can effects fertility for both men and women if these used on long term basis. If lubricants are naturally producing contact doctor and avoid use of lubricants which is oil based or silicone based.