Male fertility is related to a man’s overall health and habits. A man can be very healthy and still have fertility problems, but in general, men should expect that changes to their health and lifestyle could help or harm their fertility.
Some lifestyle factors that have known links to male fertility are:
It’s not just your diet. Your weight and the frequency you exercise can have an impact on sperm quality too. Obesity can negatively impact male fertility in two ways: Decreases in sperm count and concentration, and decreases in the amount of reproductive hormones.
It is estimated that for every 20 pounds that a man is overweight, his odds of infertility increase 10%.
Excessive exercise may also have a negative impact in some cases. Excessive exercise can lead to a decrease in testosterone production, and also increases the risk that you damage your testicles through regular overheating.
Each of these habits have been well documented to have a correlation with increased likelihood for male infertility. The most obvious effects are observed when someone has a consistent excessive habit, but many men do not realize that they are overdoing it.
As few as five alcoholic beverages in a week may be enough to negatively affect your fertility. A lot of drinking can suppress your testosterone production which impacts almost all of the reproductive process.