Male Fertility Problems

In this article, I want to talk about how to reverse male infertility naturally. So as men, we are very fortunate that we are still able to have children even in our later years. I’m 43 years old, and I don’t have any kids as of yet. But it’s nice to know that if I want to have kids with my girlfriend, the option is still there. Now this doesn’t guarantee 100% that I’ll be able to impregnate her because as men the quality and quantity of our sperm tend to decline as we get older.

Now many times when a couple is trying to conceive a child, it is oftentimes the woman that gets blamed for the fertility issues. When in fact around 50% of cases is actually the man that has issues with fertility. A  2012 study revealed that only 1 in 4 men has healthy sperm counts. And researchers estimated that sperm counts worldwide has fallen by 50% since the 1930’s. Now back in the 1930’s men were averaging around a 100 million sperm per milliliter of semen, whereas today many men aren’t even reaching the required minimum fertility rate of 40 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

Now that particular study only focused on total sperm count per ejaculate. But there are two other factors that medicine looks at when evaluating the quality of your sperm. And they are morphology and motility. Morphology is the shape and structure of each individual sperm. Motility is the sperm’s ability to swim strongly towards its objective which of course is the egg. So not only do many men today have lower sperm counts, but they also have more sperm that is deformed and poor swimmers. So along with a lot of socioeconomic issues, this decline in sperm production may partly explain the decline in industrialized nations when it comes to birth rates.

Unfortunately, when it comes to explaining the exact causes for this decline in sperm quality and quantity that we see in industrialized nations, there’s no general consensus in the scientific community. One theory is that is caused by environmental toxins in the form of endocrine disruptors. These endocrine disruptors chemicals can be found in things like:

  • agricultural pesticides used to produce such as fruits and vegetables;
  • they can also be found in personal care products in the form of phthalates;
  • in plastics in the form of Bisphenol-A.

And what these chemicals do is upset the delicate balance of your hormones, and they can suppress testosterone levels, and they can also suppress sperm production. So it stands to reason thereby minimizing your exposure to these endocrine disrupting chemicals in your immediate environment. This will go a long way to improving the quantity and quality of your sperm.

I have the link to an excellent website called the Environmental Working Group. And on that website, they have a listing of food products, personal care products, and household cleaning products, and they rate them based on the amount of chemicals and toxins that they have in them. So they can help you to make healthier choices when you’re shopping.