Why am I only 30 years old and my sperm count is so low? "Doctors often hear such questions in male clinics. Living standards are improving, but men's fertility is declining. The problems of oligospermia, weak spermia, and azoospermia are becoming increasingly prominent, and the trend towards youthfulness is also very obvious. However, there is no good explanation for the reason for this phenomenon. Seventy to eighty percent of cases cannot be traced back to the cause, "experts say. It is best to get pregnant as soon as you get married. When you are young, not only do you have a better chance of getting pregnant, but it is also beneficial for discovering problems and treating them as soon as possible. However, the impact of small things in life on sperm cannot be ignored, such as taking a bath, soaking in hot springs, staying up late, and so on.
1. High temperature
Zheng Dequan, deputy chief physician of the Department of Andrology at Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that sperm are extremely sensitive to temperature issues. Generally speaking, testicular temperature is 1-2 degrees Celsius lower than body temperature, which is most conducive to sperm production. However, many men enjoy taking baths and hot springs, while others consider wearing tight pants as a fashion trend. These can cause testicular temperatures to rise by over 37 ℃, thereby inhibiting sperm production. Riding a motorcycle or driving a long-distance car is the same principle. High seat cushion temperature affects testicular spermatogenesis, and in addition, prolonged compression of the perineum can lead to prostatitis.
2. Fried food
Many people know that "gluttony" can affect their health, but they may not be aware that infertility may also be caused by "eating". One of the hidden dangers is barbecue and fried foods, such as fried foods, which contain a substance called propionamide. Excessive intake can cause cancer and have the effect of killing sperm. French fries, biscuits, and other foods contain trans fatty acids, which can inhibit androgen secretion. Therefore, men who love snacks have decreased sexual function and sperm count.
For the sake of fertility, it is best for men to eat less celery, pork loin, and pork liver. Zheng Dequan said that celery contains substances that inhibit testosterone production, leading to a decrease in sperm count; Pig waist and liver have a relatively high amount of heavy metal precipitation, which can easily cause heavy metal poisoning and damage sperm if consumed too much.
Bean products are also one of the foods that men should not eat too much. Due to the presence of phytoestrogens in soy products, estrogen levels increase while androgens are inhibited, and sperm production is also hindered.
3. Computer radiation
Many young people are lack of sleep. The endocrine disorder caused by this will not only lead to a variety of diseases, but also affect sperm motility, making it difficult for women to conceive. If you spend a lot of time online, long-term computer radiation can cause great damage to the testicles, and it is inevitable that your spermatogenic function will decrease.
Zheng Dequan said that young people nowadays have an open concept of human nature, but they do not know how to protect themselves. If infected with urethritis and not actively treated, it may lead to epididymitis and orchitis. The former causes obstruction of the vas deferens, while the latter leads to decreased spermatogenic function.
Boys in their adolescence (especially at the ages of 13 and 14) should be cautious of mumps. Although parotitis is a self-healing disease, if you do not take a good rest and medication, you will stay up late as usual, resulting in decreased resistance, which may cause testicular atrophy, loss of spermatogenic function or even azoospermia.
Varicocele and hydrocele of the testicular sheath can damage the testicles and cause spermatogenesis disorders. Moreover, the older the age, the more severe the damage to sperm.