Stress is known to cause many health related problems. But did you know that it can influence your fertility? Prolonged emotional stress can interfere with certain hormones needed to produce sperm.
Soy products contain isoflavones, a product that mimics estrogen. A 2008 study found that consuming soy products may lower your sperm count, quality and production.
Smoking tobacco can not only lead to impotence, it also reduces the sperm count and decreases sperm-cell motility. In addition to slowing sperm down, other studies show that cigarette smoking can also damage sperm DNA.
Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston advises men to stay away from bacon and other forms of red meat if they are trying to conceive. Eating more than one serving of bacon or other sorts of processed meat lower male sperm count.
Men with a high cell phone usage can also suffer from a decreased sperm count. According to a 2008 study, men who use their cellphones more than 4 hours a day have lower sperm count, motility rates and morphology (normal shapes).
Wearing tight briefs increases the heat in the testicles. Higher temperature in your testicles is a cause for lower sperm count.
Marijuana, cocaine and other drugs use, like anabolic steroid are shown to reduce sperm count, sperm function, and overall male fertility.
Watching to much tv or becoming a couch potato leads to obesity. Obesity is associated with increased production of estrogen, and decreased sperm counts, sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Sex toys made of vinyl release phthalates, these are plastic softening chemicals linked with cancer, birth defects and can lower sperm count and quality.
Chemicals called perfluoroalkyl acids are used in the manufacturing of nonstick products such as Teflon, Gore-Tex and wax paper and can significantly lower sperm counts, according to a Danish study.
The nonstick industry seems to be putting us all in a sticky situation, according to results from a string of studies. Recent research has found links between perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, and female infertility, low sperm count, and even high cholesterol