According to an estimate, every one couple out of six heterosexuals cannot reproduce due to male infertility. The figure is quite bothering as many of us are not aware of it yet and it is getting even worse with all the advancement in medical sciences. Another paper published last year revealed that sperm counts in men from New Zealand, North America, Europe, and Australia, have decreased by more than half in the past 40 years. It definitely is an open threat to the human race and reproductive health of men based on the quantity as well as the quality of their sperms. As poor sperm comes from poor men health and is of no use.
The diminished rate of sperm production may either be due to hormonal imbalance, infection, ejaculation issues, tumors, defects of tubules, undescended testicles, antibodies attack on sperms, etc. Whatever it is men need to be more conscious of their sperm health ever than before. And another important thing is to pin down women from the spotlight. Since forever it has been known that infertility comes from women which are not so true. That is why there is little known about sperm defects.
Recently researchers have found out another cause to infertility in men and that is when people in East adopt some Western culture that is smoking, obesity, inactivity, drug abuse, and alcohol use can lower the sperm count and may also damage the DNA. An exposure to chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, environmental pollutants, etc. can be another secondary cause. On the list of top leading causes is having a varicocele that is the clumping of varicose veins in the testes leading to an increased temperature which destroys the sperms produced.
According to a researcher, if a man only changes his lifestyle for at least 3 months, he’ll be able to produce healthy sperms. The adaptations may include no smoking, cutting on alcohol, cannabis, and just sticking to a healthy and balanced diet. Also, they need to avoid heat build-up that may either be due to laptops, hot baths, shorts, frequent cycling, etc.