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How Everyday Toxins Can Cause Male Infertility

How Everyday Toxins Can Cause Male Infertility

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Sometimes it’s the little things that can lead to bigger problems, such as male infertility. A lot of men are doing things in their lifestyle that will adversely affect their sperm, and these men rarely ever stop to consider how their everyday habits can actually be toxic for their fertility. This article explains how everyday toxins can cause male infertility, particularly the count and quality of sperm.

Three Everyday Toxins:

Caffeine: When it comes to fertility, excess amounts of caffeine can result in issues with sperm motility, causing the sperm to swim slower hindering it from reaching the egg for fertilization. Not to mention, that coffee figure is a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of caffeinated soft drinks and energy drinks consumed in the course of a day.

Cigarettes: Studies have shown that smoking can cause sperm DNA fragmentation as well as issues with sperm motility and fertilization. DNA fragmentation often leads to increased risk of miscarriage.

Alcohol: Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to 2 drinks per day for men, but even moderate alcohol consumption can have an impact on male fertility. Alcohol can cause decreased sperm production (sperm count) and quality issues.