10 crazy facts about your sperm

Caution sperm enemy! There is a reason why IVF and the fertility issues we’re seeing seem to be increasing. As you read these facts understand that many of these problems have been caused by advancements in the technology that we all use on a day to day basis. I wish there was a way around this fact but I truly don’t see one. Hopefully as time progresses our doctors will be able to find new solutions to the onslaught of attacks on male sperm throughout the world.

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* Overheating. A man’s testicles only work as long as they remain cooler than the rest of the body. Once they exceed 36.67 degrees Celsius, fertility experts say that sperm production is severely disturbed. This disorder can be above 75 days long be felt.

* Hot tub. “Wet Heat” harms sperm quality, already 30 minutes in the hot tub can have long-term consequences.

* Fever “My first question to a man with a fertility problem is always: Have you had in the past three months, a fever disease? “, say many doctors. High fever can lower the sperm concentration up to 35%.

* Laptops. Longer time on lap placed laptops raise the temperature of the scrotum. With the above consequences.

* Tight underpants. As on this site mentioned would choose testicles boxer shorts. Reason also the increased temperature to a small area. A Mitgrund why kilt wearing Scots so often brag about their fruitfulness …

* Varicocele. Equal to it is varicose veins in the scrotum.

* Phones. What applies to laptop computers (see above) can also vote for mobile phones – at least four hours daily operation. Distortions of the shape and impaired sperm motility can be the result. Was a study from the year 2008. But it has been challenged, because the number of patients studied was “too low”.

* Obesity. Severe obesity is closely related to the production of female estrogens, decreased sperm production, sexual dysfunction and infertility. Thick fertile men have reduced testicular function and, therefore, lower sperm count (Study World Health Organization, 2009).

Let’s take quick break to light hearted fact about sperm, that they wear hard hats.

You might not call sperm dapper, but they do wear hats. Well, not really a hat but an oval-shaped structure called the acrosome. It contains strong chemicals that are released once the sperm attaches to the egg. The chemicals melt the egg’s outer surface, drilling a hole so that the sperm can penetrate the egg to release its genetic cargo. – CBS News

* Party lifestyle or: the usual suspects, namely alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, etc.

* Other reasons . For example, blockages, genetic abnormalities and testicular cancer.

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