Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Jessica Dolores
Low sperm count may mean more than the inability to sire a child. It could point to serious health problems.
A study on a group of men’s semen quality, the largest so far, shows that low sperm count is linked to metabolic changes, cardiovascular risk, and low bone mass. The study’s lead investigator, Dr. Alberto Ferlin, associate professor of endocrinology in Italy’s University of Brescia, added that infertile men tend to suffer from health problems or risk factors that can reduce their quality of life and even make them die earlier than those with healthy sperm.
Ferlin and his team’s study of 5,177 male partners of infertile couples from Italy found that about half the men with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely than the others to have more body fat (bigger waistline and higher body mass index), higher blood pressure, greater “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, and lower “good” cholesterol. They also had a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome which raised their chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Insulin resistance, another factor in diabetes, was also higher in men with low sperm counts.
The researchers also revealed that men with low sperm counts (less than 39 million per ejaculate) were 12 times more prone to have low testosterone levels than their healthier counterparts. Meanwhile, half of the men with low testosterone had osteoporosis or low bone mass.
According to Ferlin, what all these point to is that treating male infertility should not just focus on having a child. Men with low sperm counts must also see their primary doctor because the condition is an indicator of other serious health conditions that affect quality of life and longevity.
Men with fertility problems can try natural remedies to raise their sperm count. Some suggestions:
Male infertility is just the tip of the iceberg. Addressing the problem at once can mean closing the door to a host of health issues and opening a new one that leads to a longer, more satisfying life.
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