Infertility, both in males and females, has become quite prevalent these days across the globe and India is no exception. WHO indicates that out of four couples at least one is affected by infertility in developing countries. Going by the numbers sixty–eighty million couples across the globe at present are undergoing infertility problems. It varies across regions of the world and is estimated to affect eight-twelve per cent of couples across the globe. In India, the overall occurrence of primary infertility ranges between four per cent and seventeen per cent.
Listed below are a few reasons which can make a man infertile.
Excess “alcohol” can turn you Infertile
If you are alcoholic there are fair chances you can turn infertile. Consuming alcohol brings down testosterone levels, leads to erectile dysfunction and lowers sperm production.
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“Smoking” is a hazard for your sperm count
If you are too much into Smoking tobacco may affect your fertility. Smoking is known to lower sperm count. Second-hand smoke also affects male fertility. Male smokers can experience poor sperm quality with decreased mobility and it boosts the numbers of abnormally shaped sperm. Moreover, if you are a chain smoker it may also decrease the sperm’s ability to fertilize eggs.
Too Much Stressing Out
Stress comes with many problems that may also affect your sexual health. Doing yoga and meditation can be a helpful way to overcome this problem.
Therefore malefactor contributes to approximately just as much that is 30% to known causes of infertility. Hence all those couples who have been trying for a while do not overlook the male infertility factor.
(With inputs from Dr Ranjeeta Gupta, Senior Consultant - Obs & Gynae, Fertility Specialist, Reproductive Medicine and IVF at Medicheck Group of Hospitals)
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