The modern stress-ridden lifestyle requires modern health interventions. There is a lot of stigma attached to it when it comes to men’s reproductive health, which can lead to misconceptions.
Dr Kshitiz Murdia, CEO and co-founder of Indira IVF, says that while there is no specific reason, doctors have narrowed it down over the years to a few unhealthy ones that millennial men need to keep in mind to ensure healthy reproductive health:
– Use of substances such as alcohol and tobacco
– Passive lifestyle
– unhealthy diet
– Sexual illnesses such as STDs or STIs.
– Contact with chemicals and harmful toxins
– Extreme levels of stress, emotional or mental distress
– Accidents or personal injury
“These reasons can not only worsen reproductive health, but also affect fertility. “Conditions that lead to male infertility broadly include infections, hormonal imbalances, obesity, erectile dysfunction, retrograde ejaculation, and exposure to radiation or heavy metals, chemicals and drugs, among others,” the doctor explains.
He lists a few things millennial men should remember to maintain healthy reproductive health; read more.
1. Problems of reproductive health
It is important to be aware of reproductive problems such as low sperm count, low testosterone, impotence, STIs, etc., which can cause complications later in life. You need to know about STIs and reproductive infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), syphilis, hepatitis B, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV) in order to take necessary precautions or seek medical attention.
2. Lead an active lifestyle.
Working from home has led to a new era of being constantly surrounded by computers, while daily physical activity has declined. Swimming, jogging, cycling, and other sports can help strengthen immunity, stay active, and maintain hormone levels, especially in the case of diabetes and heart disease. These simple lifestyle changes can help reduce stress levels and other hormones that affect sperm production.
3. Compliance with a healthy diet.
Consuming fruits, vegetables, and plenty of water is important for a nutritious diet. Unhealthy food and processed food can be harmful in the long term and reduce hormone levels in the body. A nutritious diet will help ensure not only good reproductive health, but overall health as well.
4. Personal hygiene
The male genital area is located outside the body to provide a cooler temperature for sperm production. Personal hygiene, such as washing your hands after using the toilet, keeping your genitals clean, wearing washed and breathable underwear, avoiding the use of chemical or synthetic soaps, and keeping everyone clean, is essential.