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Male infertility: what’s killing your sperm?

Fascinating article by Dr. Yik covering the male side of fertility.

Takeaways include:
-Avoid sitting for long periods of time.
-Eat organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible and especially those from the dirty dozen such as strawberries, spinach and peppers.
-Stay fit.
-Keep your mobile phone out of your pocket.
-Quit smoking.
-Trade in sausage and bacon for fatty fish, such as wild salmon.

Very often fertility is geared at women but current studies show that 40-60% of fertility challenges are male related. A good reminder that it takes two to tango!

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Dr. Yik is a Canadian-licensed naturopathic physician helping people attain optimal health naturally in Hong Kong, China. She can  be reached dr.ardyceyik@imi.com.hk.

Dr. Ardyce Yik ND

male_inf_testing_zoaIt is estimated that about one in seven couples faces difficulty conceiving.  If you’ve been having regular unprotected sex for more than 12 months (or less, if you’re over 35) and you’re still not pregnant, you may begin to wonder if you have a fertility problem. While people think that most fertility problems involve the woman, around 40% of infertility cases are actually attributed to the male partner.  Male infertility can stem from a variety of reasons including low sperm count, abnormal sperm shape (morphology), suboptimal movement (motility) and/ or function. And with up to a fifth of young men in the UK being diagnosed with low sperm count, many couples may wonder, what affects sperm health?

Why Do I Have Low Sperm Count or Poor Morphology?

  1. Do you sit for a long period of time (e.g. long-distance driver) or are you an avid bicyclist? Do you use hot tubs…

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