According to statistics, around 15 percent of couples are unable to have a child due to the quality of the man’s sperm.
Here are 5 things that can destroy your sperm count
1. Smoking Marijuana
Smoking marijuana can lower a man’s sperm count according to researchers from the University of Buffalo. The researchers tested the sperm quality of men who smoke marijuana and found that the quality of sperm of marijuana smokers is generally poor. According to lead researcher Dr. Lani Burkman, the sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early,making it to burn out and being incapable of fertilization.
2. Processed meat
Processed meat might be delicious but you might just be consuming it at the expense of your sperm health. According to a Harvard University research, men who eat processed meat have poorer sperm quality when compared to men who eat fish. So for the sake of your sperm, eat more of fish.
3. Laptop use
Placing a laptop on your lap can affect your sperm quality. It’s advisable you keep your laptop off your lap. That’s not all. According to a study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the use of wireless internet connection for hours can also affect a man’s sperm count. Now that’s scary because we all use wireless internet everyday.
4. Using a Sauna
While using a sauna is a good way to sweat out all of your body’s toxins, you might just want to stay away from them for the sake of your sperm. According to researchers from the University of Padova in Italy, use of sauna causes a drop in sperm count due to testicular heating. The researchers advice men to stay away from things that cause testicular heating.
Your high stress levels can have a damaging effect on your sperm quality. A study by researchers from the University of California-Davis found that stress and anxiety can have a damaging effect on male fertility.
Please take care of your sperm health.