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Male infertility; how diet helps fight it

Male infertility; how diet helps fight it

Male infertility; how diet helps fight it


A fact is that almost 90% of men at one point in their lives will complain of having a sexual problem. The problems range from having sexually transmitted infections, lack of interest in sex, poor sex health in terms of performance among others.  These may affect a man’s ego, social understanding, create more anxieties especially when one starts to think that he may not be able to satisfy his sexual partner.

Men with sexual problems almost end up in hopelessness and may feel shameful to discuss these with their partners of health care providers.The good thing is that most of the time, a man can take control of his sexual life. Most of the problems a man encounters are physical, medical psychological and social that can be modified. Like in many other health conditions, nutritional awareness and satisfaction comes top among the remedies for most of them. In this article, we focus on infertility in men and how to improve it. Infertility in men can be caused by various conditions such as erectile dysfunction, poor sperm count, ejaculatory disorders and infections that affect sperm development. Here is a brief nutritional advice for men with infertility problems.

Nutritional foods

Bee products such as honey or pollen are very important for ones health. The foods contain high glucose levels and other substances such as Propolis. Propolis has been shown to prevent male infertility by protecting the sperm from oxidative damage from free radicals. It acts as an antioxidant against such radicals and helps eliminate them form the system.

Herbal foods

Much as we advice on proper diets for improving fertility, some foods have been shown to have detrimental effects on male fertility. The following substances or foods have been show n to affect male fertility.

  1. Marijuana. This herb when taken for a period of time reduces sperm count and also affects motility. It is good to avoid smoking marijuana if you want to improve your fertility.
  2. Tobacco. Heavy tobacco smoking has been associated with low sperm count, poor sperm motility, and morphology. Smoking also affects the function of small blood vessels by blocking the arteries affecting flow.
  3. Excess Garlic. Consuming large amounts of raw garlic may cause temporary male infertility by inhibiting sperm production. This is restored after some time.
  4. Cottonseed oil. When taken in large amounts, the oils contain Gossypol that has been shown to reduce male fertility. It has been shown to cause dangerous mutations in sperm thereby affecting sperm quality.
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