Male Fertility: 7 Unhealthy Habits That Can Lower Your Sperm Count

By | December 4, 2019
Male Fertility: 7 Unhealthy Habits That Can Lower Your Sperm Count

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Infertility – whether in men or women can be of huge concern especially if you’re planning to start a family. The sedentary lifestyle has many adverse health effects. However, among the many dangerous side effects that accompany these unhealthy habits, one of the most harmful ones is, infertility which means lower sperm count in males. Apart from smoking and excessive drinking, there are quite a few other habits too that lead to lowering your sperm count. What are those? Let’s find out. Sperm Count and Semen Quality: 6 Everyday Habits That Are Killing Your Swimmers. 

Wearing tight underwear all the time

Wearing tight underwear or even pants for that matter, increase the temperature around your groin. The heat produced is not beneficial for your testicles and can majorly affect your sperm count.


Smoking has several ill-effects on the human body including lung cancer. So, how does smoking affect sperm count? A study proves that smoking introduces the presence of free radicals in seminal fluid, which makes the sperm movements slow. A toxin named; Carbon monoxide is released when one smokes cigarettes. This toxin damages the sperms and has other harmful effects on the body.

Drinking Uncontrollably

Again, alcohol releases toxins that can have adverse effects on your body. Not only does it lower your sperm count but also causes damage to the sperms.

You have a desk job

Having a sedentary lifestyle can affect sperm count too. It is always advisable to lead an active life and have a job that’s got some kind of activity and movement involved.

You are inactive in bed

Having a healthy sex life can also improve sperm count. The more sex you have, the more sperms you produce.

You take too many supplements

If you are a fitness freak, chances are you also take quite a few supplements to maintain your macho-look. However, the intake of many supplements can mess with your testosterone levels that can directly or indirectly affect your sperm count.

You don’t get enough vitamin C

The more Vitamin C you intake, the more are the chances for your body to produce sperms. Not just Vitamin C, but also other vegetables and fruits with high nutritive value are recommended to be consumed to have a healthy sperm count.

The sedentary lifestyle that we lead today has lead to many unforeseen health issues that youngsters today are dealing with. To deal with the stress we go through in our day-to-day life, some of us resort to alcoholism and smoking to feel better.

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