Sperm is naturally delicate, and is vulnerable to all kinds of “enemy” harm; therefore men must not be complacent in their daily lives.
1. Fear of tobacco and alcohol
Smoking and alcohol are enemies of sperm. Some men are very sensitive to the toxins in cigarettes; the nicotine in cigarettes can be anti-sperm. According to a chemist from Australia, when a man quits smoking, his sex hormones will increase. In Hungary, an MD claimed that smokers’ semen has a lower sperm count and more abnormal sperm, than that of men who do not smoke. In an adult male who smokes 30 cigarettes a day, the survival rate of sperm is only 40%, while the sperm abnormality rate increases. It is clear that long-term heavy smoking is one of the important factors that lead to infertility. Alcohol not only leads to reduced gonad function, but also to chromosomal abnormalities in sperm, which in turn leads to fetal malformations or dysplasia. Adolescents should stay away from tobacco and alcohol habits. Adults, even if they do not quit alcohol completely, should also be careful not to overdo it.
2. Fear of hunger
Sperm growth requires a supply of nutrients. Some men have monotonous diets, or they may be picky eaters who do not like to eat meat, eggs, fish, dairy products, etc. Over time, the body’s zinc content decreases. Lack of zinc can result in a 30% ~ 40% decline in the number of sperm, and even loss of fertility.
3. Fear of heat
Sperm’s growth process also requires low temperatures; otherwise the sperm will die prematurely. It is important to maintain the optimum physiological state, cooling the area when the temperature is too high or reducing the heat dissipation area in the cold, thereby keeping the scrotal temperature lower than that of the intra-abdominal area. Frequent hot baths can reduce sperm counts, resulting in infertility.
4. Fear of frequency
Excessive masturbation or a premature sexual life can both lead to impotence, and make the sperm in each ejaculation decrease.
5. Fear of medicine and rays
Frequent use of sedatives, chemical drugs, or hormone drugs can cause sperm growth retardation and damage to sperm chromosomes. A large amount of radiation exposure can also cause sperm chromosome aberrations. Therefore, men should avoid long-term exposure to these harmful substances, and be free of drug abuse.
6. Fear of worries
Depressed moods and long-term emotional instability can directly affect the nervous system and endocrine function. Severe cases can lead to infertility.