Shepherd Hospital Fertility


Simple steps to improving male fertility


  • Maintain a healthy weight. Some research suggests that increasing body mass index (BMI) is linked with decreasing sperm count and sperm movement.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Choose plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants — and might help improve sperm health.
  • Prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sexually transmitted infections — such as chlamydia and gonorrhea — can cause infertility in men. Limiting the number of sexual partners and always using a condom for sex — or staying in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who isn’t infected — can help protect against STIs.
  • Manage stress. Stress can decrease sexual function and interfere with the hormones needed to produce sperm.
  • Get moving. Moderate physical activity can increase levels of powerful antioxidant enzymes, which can help protect sperm.

Are your testicles frying?

As you read this right now, activity is ongoing in your testicles. It could very well be dying as you sit there right now. Of course, I am referring to men, women don’t have testicles. Just so you know. Anyway, the focus of this topic is to give you a hint as to how to help out your testicles as much as possible to ensure they are able to continue to function long enough for you to have the offspring I assume you desire. Because, they won’t last forever, in case you were wondering.

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