A study that analyzed sperm samples from nearly 43, men from around the world over a few decades found that sperm counts have dropped by more than half over the last 40 years. Although the definitive cause is unknown and additional research is needed to find the cause of the drastic decline in sperm counts , researchers have identified some habits and health conditions that may cause a decrease in sperm production. Here are some things that can negatively impact your sperm count and sperm quality. The Cleveland Clinic notes that 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors used to treat prostate enlargement and hair loss such as finasteride, dutasteride, and propecia, can reduce one's volume of semen and number of sperm within their semen. In some cases, this drop in semen production is temporary or reversible.
13 things that may decrease your sperm count and quality, including junk food and tight underwear
Sperm counts in men have declined precipitously over the past four decades. A growing list of environmental factors has been implicated in this alarming phenomenon. Read on to learn about the environmental toxins and dietary factors that lower sperm count and how simple lifestyle changes can be used to improve male reproductive health and raise sperm count.
To examine the potential effects of lifestyle factors on male reproductive health. Evidence of a global decline in human sperm quality over recent decades has been accumulating. Environmental, occupational, and modifiable lifestyle factors may contribute to this decline.