Everyday Toxins that Cause Male Infertility

Everyday Toxins that Cause Male Infertility

Unexpected toxins

When women want to get pregnant, they usually thrown themselves into it, and do everything in their power to improve their fertility. However, when it comes to the guys, we don’t often think too far into things. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Some experts actually think that there are everyday toxins that are contributing to male infertility, and that men need to be more aware of what they are putting in their bodies, and what they are exposing themselves to. Read on for more info about these everyday toxins.

Alcohol

Alcohol is one of those unexpected everyday toxins that sneak up on many men, and they don’t even realize that there could be a problem. While only two drinks per day is considered moderate alcohol consumption for men, even moderate alcohol consumption can damage sperm counts and cause sperm to be damaged. If your guy likes to drink, try to have him drink only occasionally, or only a drink or two per day.

Junk food

Junk food and processed foods contain many different ingredients that can damage men’s sperm quality and sperm counts. This is the reason that guys who are trying to conceive should watch their diets and try to eat less processed foods. Adding more fruits, veggies and whole grains to the diet is the best way to eat when you are trying to conceive, and cutting out the bad foods from your diet is a great way to boost male fertility.

Cigarettes

We all know that cigarettes are bad for us, but for men who are trying to conceive, they pose an even bigger threat. Smoking cigarettes really hinders male fertility because it can hurt sperm quality and quantity, and can even lead to a higher chance of miscarriage. If your guy smokes, try to get him to cut back or better yet, quit, for the best chance of conceiving.

BPA

By now, we all know the dangers of Bisphenol A, or BPA, the potentially harmful chemical that is found in many household chemicals. There is more research that needs to be done to see what exactly the effects are of BPA on sperm, but it is likely that BPA can damage sperm. To avoid BPA, don’t drink from throw away plastic water bottles, try to avoid storing or heating foods in plastic containers, and be careful of buying foods in plastic containers.

Occupations

Depending on your guys’ job, toxins at his job could be damaging his sperm. Paint, chemicals from fertilizers or car parts, auto shops, etc can contain toxic fumes that can damage the sperm. There are many jobs where guys can be exposed to fumes without even knowing it, so take a look at your guy’s work environment and see if there could be anything dangerous.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).