High temperature can cause male infertility? is this real?

I don’t know if you are paying attention. In recent years, the decline in male fertility has become a social problem. There are many reasons for the decline in male fertility. In life and work, the main reasons are: sedentary, infection, obesity, alcoholism, smoking, irregular work and rest, etc.

Deterioration of sperm quality has not simply occurred in young and middle-aged men with fertility needs. Among college students, the decline of sperm quality has become an unavoidable problem. In our hospital, the qualified rate of sperm among men who donate sperm is less than 30%, and they are all young and middle-aged.

Today I will talk to you about some topics in this regard. After all, it is everyone’s responsibility to care for men.

High temperature may cause infertility

Many gyms have saunas. Perhaps saunas are a good way to relieve physical stress, but for young men, this is not an ideal activity.

Male testicles need to be kept at a low temperature for the sperm to form and mature smoothly. High temperature will not make the eggs feel better. The high temperature of the sauna will increase the temperature of the testicles, affect spermatogenesis and reduce male fertility.

Therefore, for young men, for their own reproductive health, it is more secure to choose other leisure methods. Other non-recommended activities include: bathing in a steam bath, or bathing in a bathtub, which will put the eggs in “deep water.” There is a reason for hanging outside.

In addition, sitting for a long time can also cause male infertility

If you sit for more than 8 hours a day for more than 6 months, the quality of semen may decrease significantly. The incidence of male infertility increased significantly for those who lasted more than 24 months.

Conducted a survey of 106 full-time IT staff. They sit and work for an average of 10 hours a day, with an average age of 28, and their semen quality is generally below the normal range.

Semen quality analysis results show that 89% of severe teratozoospermia, 92% of severe asthenospermia, and 63% of mild to moderate oligospermia, the prevalence of infertility is much higher than that of other people.

If you avoid sitting for a long time, and adhere to aerobic exercise (fast and slow walking, running, swimming, ball sports, etc.) for 1 hour every day for more than 6 months, sperm quality can be improved.

Can infertile men give birth to infertile men by taking spermatogenic drugs?

Because of infertility, some men decide to take spermatogenic drugs to promote sperm production in order to give birth smoothly. However, not all men can give birth smoothly after taking spermatogenic drugs. Qualified sperm density reaches

The activity rate is >65%, and the deformity rate is <15%.

For patients with oligospermia, after taking several cycles of drugs, the concentration of semen can be increased to a certain extent. For patients with asthenospermia, teratozoospermia, and azoospermia, taking spermatogenic drugs will not allow healthy sperm to take up more proportions, and the concentration may not be able to reach the level of natural conception.

Moreover, for infertility caused by blocked vas deferens, taking spermatogenic drugs will not improve the situation.

Most men take spermatogenic drugs under the guidance of professional reproductive medicine doctors after understanding the causes of infertility. For men who need to receive assisted reproductive technology to give birth, in vitro fertilization technology can be used after a few cycles to give birth to their own babies.

The sperm that the male ejaculates all began to form 3 months ago

For couples who are preparing for pregnancy, many people may think that as long as the woman prepares for pregnancy is enough, in fact, the cooperation of both husband and wife is required. When a man prepares for pregnancy, he may have to prepare 3 months in advance. The formation of sperm is a process, and the sperm of each ejaculation begins to form 3 months ago.

Sperm is formed in the seminiferous tubules of the testis, and it takes about 64 to 72 days; then it is stored in the epididymis for about 20 days to reach maturity.

If there is drinking, smoking, or medication before March, it will affect the sperm quality of this batch and fail to achieve the goal of eugenics. Therefore, couples who are preparing for pregnancy can jointly adjust their living habits and dietary structure several months ago in order to achieve the purpose of eugenics.

Men also have urinary tract infections

Although women are more likely to develop urinary tract infections than men, the rate of urinary tract infections in middle-aged and elderly men is not very low. Except for infants and the elderly, the urinary tract infection rate in women is significantly higher than that in men, and the ratio may reach 8:1. In particular, the incidence rate of married women will be significantly higher than that of unmarried women.

Because the female urethra is short and wide, and the urethral opening is relatively close to the anus, it is anatomically prone to infection. In addition, improper care during the menstrual period, poor hygiene during pregnancy, the use of spermicidal contraceptives, nonoxynol contraceptives, and sexual contact can all cause female urinary tract infections.

The main cause of urinary tract infection in middle-aged and elderly men is urinary tract obstruction caused by prostatic hyperplasia. However, phimosis and excessive foreskin can also cause male urinary tract infection. What about circumcision?

Why do men usually choose to cut off their testicles as soon as possible after being injured, instead of keeping them as much as possible?

I often read the news about a man who has his testicles removed after being injured. Why would he sometimes choose to cut it off as soon as possible instead of keeping it?

Male testicles are protected by a testicular barrier to prevent the immune system from attacking sperm. If the testicular barrier is being destroyed, immune cells will enter the testis and attack the sperm as a foreign body to produce anti-sperm antibodies, leading to immune infertility.

Such as vas deferens ligation, trauma, accessory gonadal infection, especially epididymitis, makes the vas deferens obstruction or partial obstruction, and produces anti-sperm antibodies.

Anti-sperm antibodies reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize through a variety of mechanisms, such as inhibiting sperm from smoothly penetrating cervical mucus and reducing the ability of sperm to fuse eggs; if complement is present, the immune response will produce cytotoxicity to sperm and reduce sperm activity.

At present, there is no treatment that can definitely inhibit antibody formation and eliminate antibodies. Only by avoiding antibody production can fertility be saved.


About Sarah A.

Sarah is a dermatologist, which makes her pretty trustworthy, she has been a dermatologist for over 10 years, and she’s been guest blogging abour Skin Health and Wellness since 2012. She covers a wide array of skincare topics, from acne to aging, skin cancer to psoriasis, and diet to dry skin. She also evaluates all kinds of skincare treatments, both lab-made and all-natural.