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Sex & you

Monday, April 14, 2014

Some causes of sterility and their treatment

If regular sexual intercourses between two partners don’t result in pregnancy after a year or two we can talk about possible infertility or sterility. According to some statistics there are 10%-15% of couples who are suffering from infertility and the reasons for that can be very different. However there are some causes of sterility or infertility that occur very often which can be successfully treated in a very easy way.

First of all, insufficient nourishment can cause a lot of problems with fertility. This situation leads to anemia and many other even more serious diseases. Many researchers have confirmed that insufficient or below average body weight can be a cause of infertility in both women and men. For most undernourished people, increased amount of food intake during the day and quality nutrition that includes more vitamins, minerals (found in the vegetables and fruits) and proteins, means increased chances of conception. That’s’ why we should all take care of our diet and find food that is especially rich in vitamin B (all of its variants), vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and magnesium. Keep in mind that fruits and vegetables should be carefully washed and peeled in order to get the best of them. In this way you will avoid the negative effects of pesticides and herbicides that are used while they were growing.

Modern lifestyle is filled with lots of stressful situations and the stress is certainly affecting the fertility of women and men. It has been proved that excessive psychological stress gives negative impact to the libido and fertility. In women it interferes with ovulation while in men it reduces the number of sperm cells. This situation can be avoided if we have clear schedule about our daily and monthly activities. In this way people can have regular and proper rests during the day and the night which eventually leads to better sleep, lower stress levels and enhance the libido and fertility.

Alcohol and tobacco are two products that affects libido in a negative way. Besides that they can lead to sterility. These products are not recommended for people that are trying to conceive and for women that are pregnant too. The only thing that you can do to avoid the effects of these two products is to stop or significantly reduce with their consummation.

In some cases being overweight can also cause sterility, because obese men have bad sperm quality and/or the sperm cells are not very mobile. Obese women have greater chances of developing polycystic ovarian syndrome and other diseases that can affect their sexual health (like irregular periods and hormonal changes). In most cases, obese individuals that are experiencing infertility or sterility become fertile once they reduce their weight on a normal level.

Physical inactivity is another cause of infertility in men and women. However, long physical activity that takes place every day can also have negative impacts when it comes to fertility.

As you can see, the causes of infertility can be different, but the reasons we have outlined here can be influenced.