Nowadays, more and more men are becoming infertile. Male infertility is not only related to their own physical health, but also to their daily routines. Improper sleeping posture in men can lead to infertility. So, what about male infertility? Let's take a look at male health care methods in the article together!
1. Contraindications for preventing male infertility
(1) Wine cannot be touched
Many male friends suffer from azoospermia due to the decrease of sperm caused by drinking. Alcohol is a type of beverage that has a vasodilator effect, and the phenomenon that people often see as "blushing when drinking" is the result of alcohol expanding facial blood vessels. For invisible internal organs, alcohol dilation of blood vessels can also cause organ congestion, and the prostate is no exception. Due to the habit of long-term drinking and even excessive drinking among some middle-aged people, they are prone to developing prostatitis.
(2) Quit smoking
Smoking is harmful to one's health. Although most people are aware of the dangers of smoking, little is known about the impact smoking can have on the prostate. In fact, toxic substances such as nicotine, tar, nitrosamines, and carbon monoxide in cigarettes can not only directly poison prostate tissue, but also interfere with the neural function that governs blood vessels, affect blood circulation in the prostate, and can also exacerbate prostate congestion.
(3) Jeans cannot be worn every day
Many male friends wear jeans every day, which is extremely harmful to sperm. Research has shown that the male reproductive system is best at low temperatures. Frequent wearing of jeans can cause local temperatures to be too high, which is detrimental to sperm formation, especially in humid climates.
Stimulating foods such as scallions, raw garlic, chili peppers, and peppers can cause vasodilation and organ congestion. Some patients with prostatitis have a spicy eating habit, often able to control when the symptoms are severe, but relapse when the symptoms are relieved, which is also an important cause of prostatitis.
(5) Dietary regulation
The diet should be light and avoid high fat and calorie foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables, and avoid consuming spicy foods.
(6) Exercise conditioning
Men should exercise regularly and engage in aerobic activities, such as running, walking, playing ball games, swimming, etc., to promote the flexibility of various parts of the body, coordinate various functions of the body, enhance their own immunity and resistance to diseases, and prevent colds.
(7) Emotional regulation
To maintain an optimistic and cheerful mood, do not put too much psychological pressure on oneself, learn to resolve negative emotions, can confide in friends, and face difficulties in life with a peaceful attitude.
(8) Reasonable marital life
A suitable married life for both men and women can promote the normal functioning of the body and play a good role in regulating endocrine function. Generally, 2-3 times a week is considered more reasonable.
2. Sleeping posture that affects male infertility
Many men like to sleep on their stomach, feeling that sleeping on their stomach is the most comfortable. In fact, this sleeping posture has a great impact on the male reproductive organs, and in severe cases, it can even lead to infertility.
Research reports from Europe indicate that sleeping posture is closely related to male infertility, with approximately 40% of infertility disorders caused by poor sleeping posture.
(1) Compression of reproductive organs, prone to frequent ejaculation
When men sleep on their stomach, their reproductive organs are compressed, hindering blood circulation, and can easily cause frequent ejaculation. Frequent ejaculation can lead to dizziness, back pain, fatigue, and lack of concentration. In severe cases, it can also affect work and life.
(2) Elevated temperature of reproductive organs affects fertility
Sleeping on the stomach can also increase the temperature of male reproductive organs, and these calories are not easily dissipated in a timely manner, which has a negative impact on sperm growth and even affects fertility.
For men, lying prone is a very bad sleeping position, especially for those who have not yet given birth. It is important not to lie prone. It is recommended for men to sleep in a supine or right-sided position, which does not compress the reproductive organs or the heart.
3. This is necessary to prevent male infertility
(1) Avoid exposure to ionizing and non ionizing radiation
Minimize exposure to metal elements and chemicals such as cadmium, lead, zinc, silver, cobalt, etc., and minimize or refrain from taking chemotherapy, antihypertensive drugs, hormones, sedatives, and anesthetics; Long term excessive drinking and smoking can cause abnormal ejaculation function, and even lead to abnormal sperm quality, leading to infertility or pregnancy.
(2) Eliminate the warm state of the testicular area
Avoid changes in testicular morphology, metabolism and biochemistry, maintain normal microenvironment, and reduce reproductive immune response.
(3) Pay attention to personal hygiene
Prevent male reproductive system infections. This is an important aspect of preventing male infertility, especially for infectious diseases. Once infected, it not only obstructs the vas deferens, but also causes loss of glandular function in severe cases. On the other hand, family disputes and emotional discord caused by this factor can psychologically affect reproductive function.
(4) Treating varicose veins
Varicocele is another treatable aspect of male infertility. When men feel a sinking sensation or earthworm like protrusion in the left or right scrotum, they should seek timely medical attention and undergo surgical treatment to avoid long-term varicocele leading to testicular dysfunction. If other urinary system abnormalities such as hematospermia and testicular enlargement are found, it is necessary to seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid worsening the condition due to negligence, causing infertility, and even more serious consequences.
4. Lifestyle habits that affect male infertility
Long sitting can lead to excessive temperature and congestion in local organs such as the testicles and prostate, which in turn affects sperm production and motility, affects sperm quality, and leads to infertility.
Smoking can lead to male impotence, leading to infertility. In addition, smoking can also cause sperm abnormalities and decreased vitality.
Data shows that the incidence of fetal malformations is only 0.5% for fathers who do not smoke, 1.4% for those who smoke 1-10 cigarettes per day, and 2.1% for those who smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day. Smoking can reduce the chances of conception by 10% to 40%.
(3) Excessive drinking
The reasons for male infertility caused by excessive drinking include: firstly, long-term drinking can cause secondary sexual dysfunction; Secondly, excessive alcohol consumption leads to insufficient secretion of androgens, which affects reproductive ability; Thirdly, excessive alcohol consumption can affect the quality of sperm and increase the likelihood of infertility.
(4) Staying up late and lacking sleep
Long term staying up late and lack of sleep can lead to endocrine disorders, which in turn affect hormone secretion, spermatogenic disorders, and other issues.
(5) Long term exposure to electronic products such as mobile phones
There is no definite research in China to prove the impact of electronic products on people, and there are no exact cases in clinical practice. However, mobile phones have radiation, and men often carry their phones in their pockets, which may damage sperm. Although the damage caused by this radiation is very small and does not affect some functions, if it is too long or some people are sensitive to this radiation, it may cause functional disorders.
In addition, males who have been exposed to high temperatures and ionizing radiation for a long time are more likely to experience infertility.
(6) Drink a lot of coffee or strong tea
Consuming too much caffeine through tea, coffee, or carbonated beverages can reduce sperm count and affect fertility.
(7) Regularly take a sauna and soak in hot springs
The temperature at which testicles produce sperm is 1-2 degrees lower than body temperature. Soaking in hot springs and sauna must have a higher water temperature than body temperature, which is very unfavorable for sperm production and even has a spermicidal effect.
(8) Wear tight clothing and pants
Tight fitting clothing can bind the scrotum and perineum too tightly, causing the testicles to be too close to the body and causing temperature to be close to body temperature, which is not conducive to sperm production; In addition, organs closely related to fertility such as the testes, epididymis, prostate, and seminal vesicles are constrained, resulting in poor blood circulation and unfavorable sperm production; Furthermore, tight clothing can lead to poor breathability of the perineum and the growth of bacteria, which can easily lead to urinary tract infections and affect fertility.
(9) Chemical drug abuse
In recent years, medical research has found that 10% to 30% of infertility is caused by drugs. Common drugs that can directly affect sperm quality include antibiotics such as erythromycin, spiramycin, and metronidazole; Chemotherapy drugs; Prednisone can cause a decrease in sperm and semen; Long term use of testosterone can cause testicular atrophy and semen deficiency.