Unfortunately, society today still sees fertility and infertility as a female issue. Male fertility is equally apart of successful conception and infertility. Males account for 50% of infertility challenges. More specifically, infertility is accounted for by females alone 33% of the time, males alone 33% of the time, and combined together at 33% of the time. Male fertility is a vital part of successful conception and a healthy baby.
What is male fertility
Male fertility is the ability to contribute healthy sperm as part of the conception process. Healthy sperm speaks to both motility and mobility. The good news is that according to the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), there is no known threat of foreign agents reaching the baby from the father and causing birth defects. The problem is thought that there are factors that affect her sperm quality and thus affect male fertility.
Can you increase male fertility?
The most important thing that you can do to enhance your male fertility is to be in the best shape possible. The better shape you are physically, the more likely you are producing healthy sperm. This does not mean becoming a gym rat and bulking up. It does mean eating health meals, exercising and eliminating unhealthy habits.
There are some steps you can do to enhance your male fertility, but in most cases as noted below it is following the steps so as not to lessen it. Here are some useful tips:
- Get a health care check up – there should be no reason to suspect that you are experiencing an infertility concern, but it is nice to check things off and confirm that you appear to be in good health.
- Caution with taken any medications – It is important to consult your health care provider, but it is recommended to avoid taking as many medications as possible. There are medications that affect male fertility including : tagamet, steroids, chemotherapy and radiation.
- Exposures to the Environment – pesticides, fertilizers, nickel, chromium, lead, petrochemicals, and radiation
- Eat well balanced meals and get your daily requirements for zinc.
- Consume other vital nutrients: Selenium and Vitamin E
- Get plenty of rest
- Prevent overheating testicles
A good number of things noted above are steps to avoid reducing male fertility. Remember that males account for equal infertility diagnoses as do females. With this in mind, it is recommended that you take an at home fertility test that looks at the mobility and motility of your sperm. These tests are easy and could avoid undo heartache for your partner.
Last but not least enjoy your self, your partner and your sexual relations. If you start making trying to conceive too clinical, it can easily get frustrating. Let your intimacy be about each other and allow the benefits of conception to follow.