After cancer, infertility has become a worldwide problem. We know that the increasing pressure of modern society and the role of poor dietary habits have led to an increasing number of infertility due to male causes. So what are the specific reasons for male infertility? Let's briefly introduce it below.
Although it is written on almost all strict boxes that smoking is harmful to health, there are still countless smokers. Many people's harm to smoking only stays at the damage to the lungs. In fact, long-term and heavy smoking can endanger fertility, which may not be taken seriously by most people. Recent studies have confirmed that smoking can interfere with the function of the hypothalamus pituitary gonad axis, reduce semen quality, lead to oligospermia and asthenospermia, and even induce varicocele. According to epidemiological statistics at home and abroad, varicocele is an important factor leading to male infertility.
In fact, many studies have found that the impact of smoking on the body is largely related to sperm activity. So what exactly is this factor. Smoking can lead to a decrease in the number and vitality of sperm, and also affect sperm morphology. Animal experiments have confirmed that high concentrations of catecholamines can damage the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules in the testis. "Smoking can stimulate the adrenal medulla to secrete more catecholamines, while in patients with varicocele, the catecholamines secreted by the adrenal medulla can flow back into the internal spermatic veins, causing damage to the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules in both testicles through the communicating branches of the bilateral racemose spermatic veins, resulting in infertility.".
When it comes to smoking, many people immediately associate it with drinking. In daily life, it is true that smoking and drinking do not divide the family. In fact, drinking alcohol does affect the testicles and liver. Chronic alcoholism often results in testicular atrophy. On the section, fibrosis around the seminiferous tubules and a decrease in the number of embryonic cells can be seen. Heavy drinking can reduce blood testosterone levels, inhibit pituitary function, and cause sexual dysfunction. In patients with alcoholism, there is also an autoimmune phenomenon that can cause the formation of antisperm antibodies in men, which is an important cause of infertility.
The problem of tobacco and alcohol is unavoidable for many people. After all, the necessary entertainment in life and the workplace is inevitable. However, some situations are caused by our neglect. For example, people often go to sauna, sweat room, flint bath, hot bath, etc. in hot baths. The temperature in these places is above 38 ℃, and the human testicles are fond of cold and afraid of heat. According to research, high temperature can inhibit the production of sperm, thereby damaging the fertility of men. People who often wear tight pants can also affect the heat dissipation of the testicles, which is detrimental to fertility.
And then it comes to the things we eat every day. The impact of food on humans has continued for thousands of years. Food occupies a relatively high position in clothing, food, housing, and transportation. Soybean is rich in plant protein and high in calcium, which has the effect of preventing arteriosclerosis and lowering blood lipids. It is one of the favorite foods for middle-aged and elderly people. Soybean contains isoflavones, also known as phytoestrogens. Overeating soy foods can cause testicular failure, sexual dysfunction, and affect fertility due to the effects of estrogen like substances. Celery can lower blood pressure and is rich in fiber, which can detoxify and prevent colon cancer. However, excessive consumption can inhibit the production of testosterone and affect the number of sperm.
Of course, there is a more important factor that we have not mentioned, that is, environmental pollution, which can also lead to the occurrence of many diseases. We have few ways to avoid environmental pollution, thanks to the fact that society has environmental requirements in its place of residence. Therefore, as we have said above, male infertility may come from the mouth. Male friends should pay attention to smoking cessation and alcohol restriction, pay attention to diet and nutrition, and avoid overheating the water when bathing. Finally, I wish male comrades an early resolution of the andrology issue.