Male infertility can be due to several factors like low sperm count, low motility of sperm, abnormal shape of the sperm, low quality sperm, high temperature around the testicles, failure to ejaculate properly etc. Any blocks in the sperm duct or vas deference may also lead to infertility. There are several factors that contribute to infertility causes and here are some risk factors of male infertility.
Age is an important factor that determines the quantity and quality of sperm. Men above 35 years old have a gradual decline in their fertility.
Similarly smoking may also affect the sperm motility and sperm count. If you are a chain smoker then your risk for having infertility is more.
Alcohol consumption may affect your hormonal levels and you will have decreased testosterone. This may cause erectile dysfunction and may impair your ability to perform. Because of alcohol you can’t reach the peak and hence the secretion released may be less or won’t get released. This will reduce the production of sperm and thus affect the quality and quantity of sperm.
Exposure to Heat
Men who are exposed to heat or who have to sit for a long period may develop heat in their testicles and may affect their sperm mobility. Similarly obesity may also leads to heat generation in the testicles due to accumulated fat around the testicles.
Toxins and Medications
If men are exposed to toxic materials like chemicals, heavy metals, radioactive substances then it may affect their fertility. Similarly certain medications for cancer, anabolic steroids may also harm them.
Remedies for Infertility
Frequency of Intercourse
Limit your frequency of intercourse to three times a week and it may improve your sperm count and quality. If you have frequent intercourse, then it may reduce your fertility. Also have intercourse when your wife is having ovulation. Normally ovulation happens during the middle of menstrual cycle. Women will become receptive only during this period and make sure that you have intercourse in every two days during this period. This is because sperm may remain alive for 72 hours with in the uterus. Intercourse in two days gap will help you to have live sperm in uterus during the ovulation period.
For being fertile you need to take natural foods and hence eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits. They will supplement vitamin C, E, B12, zinc, selenium etc to you and these nutrients plays a major role in improving the reproductive system of men. Pumpkin seeds are found to be a major source of zinc. Also drink plenty of water daily. Try to avoid the saturated fats, refined and processed foods, hydrogenated oil etc.