Over the course of your life, you’ve probably heard that a lot of unexpected things can lower your sperm count—from drinking too much to sitting with a laptop for too long to wearing too-tight pants. Wearing a tight underwear is one of the well-known cases of low sperm count and infertility in men. Take notes, some of these things and activities may surprise you.
They may even be a part of your everyday routine, there are a few things that you do on a regular basis, which can harm your sperm health and cause low sperm count. Do not miss the last one!
Sugary drinks: Stop grabbing that bottle of a sugary drink because, intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was found to cause lower sperm motility, especially among lean men. Moreover, excessive intake can also cause a decrease in FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), which is responsible for production of sperms.
Hot water baths: According to research, hot water baths can harm your sperm production as the temperature of the testicles is raised. Instead, it is wise to wash your private parts with cold water and then wipe it off to keep the p3nis clean and healthy.
Not Having S3x: While we just ruled out some of his favorite activities, he will probably be more apt to help remedy this sperm-zapper. While some have said “saving sperm” until a woman is most fertile could help couples who are trying to conceive, it actually has no benefit and can make matters worse. For guys with low sperm counts, abstaining from even one day of s3x can decrease their production even further, according to research. Abstaining from s3x also causes sperm to change in shape, a sign that the sperm is going stale.
Watching TV: If watching TV is your favourite past-time, then here is what you need to know. A study revealed that men who watch more than 20 hours of TV a week have 44% lower sperm concentration that those who don’t watch TV at all and exercise moderately or vigorously each week.
Soy: A study suggested that higher intake of soy foods and soy isoflavones are associated with lower sperm concentration, especially among overweight or obese men. However, intake of soy-rich products showed no effect on sperm motility, morphology and ejaculation volume.