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Can You Make Your Sperm Better? Probably.

Everyone understands that healthy eggs and sperm are required to conceive, right? So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when couples have trouble starting a family that male fertility plays a role – more often than most people realize. In fact, male factor infertility is the primary medical issue in about 25% of infertility cases and a contributing factor another 25% of the time. For years, it has often been assumed that problems getting pregnant were all about the female half of the couple. Thanks to extensive media coverage of research, sperm issues and the role of male infertility are now mainstream topics. Still, it’s often left up to women to initiate discussion and testing for their partners. A major reason for male infertility – approximately 50% – is a low sperm count. And up to 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm count, or poor quality sperm or both. Poor quality sperm may be misshapen, poor swimmers, have damaged DNA and more. Additional causes of male infertility can be attributed to a range of conditions including anatomical problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects. Experts believe a low sperm count may sometimes be related to an elevated temperature in the testicles – the temperature in the groin area should be a couple of degrees cooler than the rest of the body for optimum sperm function. Reportedly, every degree above normal results in an approximate 40% decline in sperm quality. Exposure to excessive hea...
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Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news
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Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive Diseases - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
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Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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