Fertility – WHY SO HARD???

Fertility problems are often seen as a ‘women’s issue’, but biologically speaking, at least half of these problems can be caused by sperm. Simple lifestyle changes in diet and health can have a tremendous effect on the quality of sperm that a man produces.

Unhealthy Sperm Leading to Miscarriages

In the past, miscarriages have been mostly attributed to a failure within the egg rather than the sperm. This is due to a number of reasons, the most prominent being that during a menstrual cycle it is normally only one egg that is ovulated, yet during the process of the sperm reaching the egg, a process of elimination makes it possible for the (theoretically) fittest or healthiest sperm to reach the egg first.

But as the leading cause for miscarriages deals with chromosome problems, and half of a developing baby’s chromosome’s are attributed to the father, new research is suggesting that sperm health can also be a significant factor when it comes to miscarriages. That is why it is so important to focus on the health of your sperm, because you want to make sure that if a pregnancy does occur, that pregnancy will be carried to full term.

Decline in Male Fertility

Over recent years, leading scientists in the field of human fertility have warned of a significant decrease in the fertility of men when compared to their fathers and previous generations. Many factors such as being exposed to chemicals like pesticides, or even more sedentary lifestyles that mean you sit for too long throughout the day, may be contributing to this trend. This is why it is now, more than ever, so important to be aware of your own fertility health and what you can do to improve it.

Have a look at this you tube link where Dr Bondar and the team a D TV have a few wise words of wisdom!!