A closer look at male infertility

There have been a number of studies investigating a possible worldwide decrease in male fertility. Some studies have suggested decreases in male sperm count are to blame while others point to a decrease in sperm quality.

Either way, a number of factors have been suggested to contribute to a decrease in male fertility. Below, we highlight some commonly named culprits in male infertility:

  • Mobile phones and laptop computers. ¬†A study from Argentina suggested that Wi-Fi radio waves can adversely affect sperm motility and cause DNA damage.
  • Age. ¬†It‚Äôs no longer thought that male fertility lasts throughout his lifetime. ¬†Instead, it‚Äôs becoming more accepted that the quality and quantity of sperm falls slowly as men get older, with male fertility declining steadily after the age of 50.
  • Alcohol. ¬†Heavy drinking can reduce sperm counts.
  • Antioxidants. ¬†Men with fertility problems who take antioxidant supplements such as vitamin E, vitamin C, folic acid, zinc and fish oils increase their chances of conceiving.
  • Frequent sex. ¬†More sex results in a decrease in the number of sperm in any given ejaculation. ¬†Experts recommend having Intercourse every two or three days to promote successful conception. Having sex every day will probably decrease the chances of conception.
  • Heat. ¬†Exposing the testicles to long periods of warmth will reduce sperm counts.

Check out the original article for the full list of fertility damaging factors.

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