How To Become Fertile
A man wishing to father a child might worry about his fertility and wonder how to become fertile. While there are some medical issues beyond a man's control, there are also things he can do to influence his ability to sire a child. Of course, if a couple is doing everything possible to conceive for a year without success, then it is time to consult with a fertility specialist.
Here are lifestyle choices that can aid or hinder male fertility:
- Regular checkups with your doctor will allow any potential health hazards to be detected and treated. A man attempting to sire a child without proper medical supervision may be unaware of a medical condition that could cause infertility. See your personal physician!
- An unhealthy weight can have an adverse affect upon a man's fertility. This is true not only of overweight men but also of underweight men. A healthy weight is vital to the hormone production which regulates viable sperm.
- Regular exercise will lead to improved sexual performance, including control of erection and ejaculation. Better fitness has many benefits, both sexual and nonsexual. However, avoid physical activities that might result in injury to the testicles. Physio Cardio exercises in particular can improve blood flow which is important for reproductive health.
- Do not smoke while attempting to father a child. Smoking causes damage to the male reproductive system. Men who smoke or inhale second hand smoke have lower sperm counts than men who do not. Smoking also causes a decline in the quality of the sperm being produced.
- Do not consume large amounts of alcohol while attempting to father a child. Heavy alcohol consumption results in the body producing less testosterone, which can lead to erectile dysfunction and lower sperm counts. Heavy drinking can also cause liver damage which may result in infertility.
- Do not consume illegal drugs while attempting to father a child. Steroids have been linked to shrinkage of the testicles and declining sperm counts. Pot and cocaine may also have a negative impact upon short term fertility.
- Sexually transmitted diseases pose a major threat to a man's fertility. Some STDs can damage a man's sexual organs. Avoid having unprotected sex with more than one partner. Both a man and his partner should get tested prior to attempting conception.
- Environmental toxins are a threat to a man's reproductive health. There are a lot of potential environmental hazards which a man should be aware of when considering how to best protect his reproductive health. Some workplaces contain dangerous chemicals and pollutants. Certain pesticides have been linked to low sperm counts and testicular cancer.
- Stress may have an adverse impact upon male fertility. A man experiencing too much stress may not produce enough of the hormones which regulate sperm production. Avoid extremely stressful situations and activities. Take up an activity designed to help you manage your stress.
- Do not allow your testicles to overheat. When your testicles are exposed, heat can cause lower sperm counts. The testicles are located outside of the trunk of the body because sperm are so sensitive to heat. Fortunately, declines in sperm count due to overheating are temporary.
- Take a multi-vitamin or supplements while trying to sire a child. Vitamin deficiencies of C, selenium, zinc and folate may result in male infertility. Also, amino acids (L-Arginine and L-Carnitine) aid sperm motility and volume. Natural supplements are preferable.