Nowadays, there is a significant increase in male infertility patients engaged in the IT industry. Although there is no specific statistical data, preliminary conclusions can be drawn from their usual medical visits
IT men, please be cautious of infertility
Three years of infertility is actually caused by profession
Yun is an office employee of a company, and Qiang works as a programmer in an IT company. In 2003, Yun and Qiang met, fell in love, and became acquainted with each other through a friend's matchmaking process. Finally, they entered the palace of marriage in early 2004. When they got married, they were already almost 30 years old. After getting married, they wanted to have a child, but after waiting for year after year, nothing happened.
At first, they thought they were in good health and thought that the baby would arrive soon, and they didn't go to the hospital for a check-up. Qiang occasionally feels unwell, but he doesn't mind either. It may be because he often works overtime and doesn't have good rest. Besides, people often say that a man's health is not as good as when he was 20, so it's not surprising. In the third year, there was no news, so they were a bit anxious and went to the hospital for examination. The doctor informed them that the poor semen quality was directly caused by their long-term IT career. So why can careers also affect fertility?
Occupational habits such as sedentary urination and exposure to radiation reduce fertility
Director Shi Changchun, a fertility expert, explained that most men in the IT industry have the "professional habit" of getting up early to work, sitting in front of a computer for 8-10 hours, and then sitting in front of a computer or TV for several hours after returning home; Not caring about drinking water or going to the bathroom during work; I often stay up late and have access to computers for at least 8 hours a day. This lifestyle often puts men in a state of prolonged sitting, holding urine, and exposure to radiation, which increases the local temperature of the testicles, making it prone to prostatitis and testicular spermatogenesis disorders. At temperatures below 2 ℃ to 4 ℃ in the abdominal cavity, the testicles can produce sperm well. Prolonged sitting can affect the heat dissipation of the scrotum, leading to an increase in the temperature of the scrotum, thereby affecting the testicle's ability to produce sperm. Prolonged exposure to electronic radiation such as computers and televisions can affect the production of sperm in the testes.
At present, although the relationship between prostatitis and fertility has not been fully clarified, when prostatitis occurs, the secretion function of prostatic fluid may change, thus affecting the quantity and composition of semen and interfering with the survival and activity of sperm. The decrease of enzyme activity in prostatic fluid will increase the semen viscosity, prolong the sperm liquefaction time, and the presence of inflammation can also reduce the pH value of semen, produce antisperm antibodies, and lead to sperm death. The sedentary men in the IT industry oppress the prostate, and the prostatic fluid is not excreted smoothly, resulting in depression; Holding urine increases urethral pressure, which can cause urine to flow back into the prostate gland; Drinking less water can concentrate urine, increase the time it is stored, and increase the risk of infection, all of which are triggering factors for prostatitis.
Late marriage and delayed childbirth increase male infertility
Director Liu Qiang, a pregnancy expert, pointed out that with the increasingly serious environmental pollution, the increasing pressure on survival, and the impact of unhealthy lifestyles, the incidence rate of infertility in China is consistent with the world level, with an average of one in every 10 couples unable to have children. Nowadays, the concept of "starting a career first and getting married later" is prevalent, with over 60% of men hoping to wait until they have a house, a car, and a small career before getting married. At present, the age of marriage and childbirth is generally postponed, and the population of male infertility due to age and pressure is also increasing significantly. Men in the IT industry often start their careers before starting a family, and their reproductive age is postponed until after their thirties. According to research, after the age of 35, men's fertility naturally declines, leading them to join the ranks of infertility.
For a long time, people have emphasized that older women are prone to miscarriage, but often overlooked the impact of father's age on miscarriage. A new study suggests that the older the father, the more likely the fetus is to miscarry. This new study shows that if the father is over 35 years old, the risk of miscarriage for the wife is twice as high as when the father is under 35 years old. Researcher Rama from the French Academy of Sciences, who was responsible for the study, said: "Without considering the age difference among women, if a man is older than 35 years old, the probability of miscarriage increases by about 30%. Compared to fathers aged 50 and 20, this probability doubles." Researchers believe that this may be related to genetic factors, and as men age, the likelihood of sperm chromosome damage also increases, The sperm of men over 35 years old will have more chromosomal abnormalities, and these DNA defects will lead to fetal dysplasia and even abortion. So for the happiness of the family and the health of their offspring, men should not get married and have children too late.
Expert advice: In order to prevent infertility, men in the IT industry should pay attention to self-protection in their daily lives, avoid excessive drinking, eat less spicy food, avoid long-term cycling and sitting, have a regular marital life, pay attention to local warmth, drink more water, hold less urine, minimize contact with electronic products, and it is best to start sowing the seeds of love at an appropriate reproductive age.