A successful and healthy pregnancy is possible when both the man and woman are equally healthy and fertile. When it comes to men, there are certain factors that can affect their fertility. These factors are mentioned below:
- Libido: Libido is also known as sex drive. It suggests a person’s interest in having sexual intercourse with their partner.
- Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction can also be called impotence. A man is said to have erectile dysfunction when he is unable to maintain an erection.
- Sperm count: Semen quality is derived from sperm count, which describes the number of sperm cells present in a given portion of semen.
- Sperm motility: Sperm motility is the ability of a sperm to move to the egg for successful conception.
- Testosterone levels: Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is responsible for the development of the male reproductive tissues. Low testosterone levels in men can make them infertile.
The above-stated factors can affect fertility in a man. There can be multiple causes of infertility in men, which may include genetics, health, underlying diseases, and dietary contaminants.
Men can now combat the causes of infertility and work toward gaining great health and becoming fertile by following these steps:
- Consciously maintain a healthy weight: Both being underweight and overweight can affect the quality of the sperms and make one infertile. Therefore, ensuring that one’s weight is healthy by eating right and investing time in exercising is important.
- Ditch smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol: The toxins in cigarettes and alcohol also have a negative effect on the reproductive organs of people. To improve fertility, one must adopt a healthy lifestyle and quit smoking and consuming alcohol immediately.
- Ensure a healthy sleep pattern: Sleeping has a direct impact on the testosterone levels, which subsequently affects the fertility in a man. Therefore, ensuring that one sleeps for 7-8 hours at night is important to boost fertility.
- Test sperm quality: Testing the quality of sperm helps in measuring one’s progress in achieving good health for improving fertility. One can visit a doctor to test the quality of the sperm.
- Cut down on the consumption of caffeine: While moderate caffeine consumption does not have a negative impact on fertility, drinking too much coffee does result in a decreased sperm count. Therefore, it is important to limit daily caffeine consumption in order to boost fertility.
- Stay away from heat: Heat exposure affects sperm production; therefore, any activity that exposes one’s body to heat can affect their sperm count. Working on a laptop while it’s kept on one’s lap, sauna bath, hot tubs, and sitting on hot car seats can impact the sperm count and reduce fertility.
- Eat healthy: Cutting down or quitting unhealthy diets and replacing them with only healthy and nutritious food improves a person’s bodily functions, including their reproductive functions.
- Work on stress: Stress has been linked to all kinds of illnesses in medical science. Medical practitioners and researchers from all across the world have, therefore, been spreading awareness about stress and its negative impact on health. Taking initiative to stay relaxed, happy, and stress-free should be important for everyone, including the people who want to boost their fertility.