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As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss lifestyle causes of infertility.
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1. Unhealthy diet
a) Unsaturated fat and trans fat
Intake of high levels of saturated fat and trans fat not only cause high levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream leading to heart disease and strokes but also decreases the liver in fat and protein metabolism and blood flow to the reproductive organs causing hormone imbalance resulting in disrupting the menstrual cycle in women and increasing the risk o ferectile dysfunction in men.
Moderate intake of caffeine does not causes either infertility or miscarry, but over dose of caffeine liking drinking a lot of coffee will increase the risk of infertility and miscarry because caffeine is stimulant causing over production of certain hormones which affect ovulation and hamper conception.
Moderate drinking helps to improve blood circulation to the reproductive organ leading to increase the chance of fertility of men and women alike. Excessive drinking in women may increase the production of hormone prolactin which interferes which the ovulation leading to infertility. In men, alcohol interferes with production of testosterone leading low quality of sperm and sexual desire causing male infertility.
Biking may cause the scrotum problem including low sperm count. It is advice for people who like to bike in off road mountain to take precaution to avoid swelling, pain or damaging the reproductive system leading to infertility.
While rigid exercise reduces the chance of fertility because it interferes with the production of sperm and egg as well as decreasing the brain message to test and ovaries, moderate exercise improves it. It not only decreases the blood flow to the reproductive organs, but also signals the false message to the nervous system to divert all energy to organs other than reproductive system disrupting the flow of qi in the abdomen and stopping ovulation resulting in increasing the risk of infertility.
4. Hot bath and Sun bath
The male body temperature is important for sperm production, it only needs a temperature slight below the core body temperature to interfere with the function of the reproductive system . Hot tubs, saunas, steam room or working in the high heat environment may decrease quality and quantity of sperm resulting in increasing the risk of infertility.
5. Herbs Abuse
Some herbs may be helpful to improve fertility by establishing normal hormonal functioning, nourishing & toning the uterus, reducing stress and relaxing the nervous system such as red clover, nettle leave, dong quai, etc. Others may increase the risk of infertility such as St john wort, please disclose all herbs taken to your herbalist or doctor if you are on infertility treatment.
6. Tight underware
There may be no proof that underware causes infertility, but researchers believe that tight cloth causes high temperature, thereby reducing the sperm production.
a) Substantial weight loss interferes the production of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone which is vital for sperm an eggs development.
b)Over weight or obesity effects hormone signals and increases the insulin levels leading to over production of male hormone from ovaries which interferes with ovaries in eggs releasing.
6. Drugs and smoking
Drugs are high toxic and addictive, they are not only harmful to the nervous system and increase the risk of arteries blockage and lung diseases, bot also interferes the natural processes of the reproductive system including hormone imbalance, low the quality and sperm count.
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